5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Miami Dolphins – Week 6

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Nwangwu will return a kickoff for a touchdown

One of the most disappointing aspects of last week’s win was the performance of the special teams. Greg Joseph missed a pair of field goals, Ryan Wright shanked a 15-yard punt, and Jalen Reagor fumbled on a punt return in what was an uncharacteristic game for Matt Daniels’s unit. Still, Daniels was optimistic because the Vikings wound up overcoming the errors to come away with the victory.

“We had a lot of self-inflicted wounds out there that practically gave Chicago a little breath of fresh air,” Daniels told reporters on Thursday. “You look to learn from all of those, and you can fix all the issues you had out there but what you can’t fix is the win and loss columns.”

Regardless of the victory, the Vikings need to have a better day on special teams against the Dolphins. Daniels cited that his group is on the verge of creating a big play and hinted that Kene Nwangwu is on the verge of his first kickoff return touchdown of the season.

“It’s always just one guy or one block that we have to strain a little bit more,” Daniels said. “We just got to steer and work just a little bit harder. But I will say that we’re on the cusp. We’re finally starting to jell with our techniques…and guys are starting to feel a lot more confident in doing that.”

Nwangwu returned a pair of kickoffs for touchdowns during his rookie season, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see him run one back in Miami.