10 rapid thoughts on the Vikings win over the Dolphins in Week 6

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It certainly wasn’t pretty, but the Minnesota Vikings did enough to get a win over the Miami Dolphins in their Week 6 matchup.

For the first time since 2016, the Minnesota Vikings have begun their season with a 5-1 record thanks to their win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Minnesota’s victory in Miami definitely wasn’t easy, but the Vikings got the job done, and now they’ll head into their Week 7 bye feeling pretty good about their chances to contend in the NFC this season.

We’ll have a more detailed look at their win in the future, but for now, what are some of the rapid takeaways from Minnesota’s win over the Dolphins on Sunday?

Rapid thoughts on the Vikings win over the Dolphins

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Old friend feels pressure from Minnesota all day longAfter an injury to rookie Skylar Thompson in the first half, former Vikings first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater stepped in at quarterback for the Dolphins for the remainder of the game.

Against his former team, Bridgewater was being chased down by purple jerseys all day long as Minnesota’s pass rush had zero trouble with Miami’s offensive line. The Vikings wound up finishing the contest with six sacks, their most in a single game this season.

Cousins not great, but he did enough: When looking at the stat sheet, Kirk Cousins‘ numbers from Sunday aren’t going to blow anyone away. Against one of the NFL’s worst pass defenses this season, Cousins finished with just 175 passing yards and two touchdowns on 30 pass attempts.

At the same time, the Minnesota quarterback didn’t fumble or throw any interceptions on Sunday. It’s not a game that’s going to result in Cousins winning a Player of the Week award, but he did what was necessary for the Vikings to get the win over the Dolphins.