Dol­phins (7-6) at Vik­ings (6-6-1)

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports -

Kick­off: Sun­day, 1 p.m.; U.S. Bank Sta­dium, Min­neapo­lis

TV: CBS (Ch. 4 in Mi­ami-Dade/Broward; Ch. 12 in Palm Beach); Ra­dio: 560-AM, 99.9-FM, 1140-AM (Span­ish)

Coaches: Mi­ami’s Adam Gase (23-23 in three years with Dol­phins); Min­nesota’s Mike Zimmer (45-31-1 in five years with Vik­ings)

Se­ries: The Dol­phins are 8-4 all-time against the Vik­ings, in­clud­ing a win in Su­per Bowl VIII. Bet­ting Line: Dol­phins +7.5

Key in­juries: Dol­phins — Doubt­ful: CB Xavien Howard (knee), Ques­tion­able: S T.J. McDon­ald (an­kle); Vik­ings — Out: WR Chad Beebe (ham­string), Ques­tion­able: TE David Mor­gan (knee), OG Mike Rem­mers (back) and DT Shel­don Richard­son (hip).

Note­wor­thy: The Dol­phins and Vik­ings meet in a matchup that could sway both teams’ as­pi­ra­tions to reach the play­offs this sea­son. Mi­ami has won two straight games, and is tied with three other teams with a 7-6 record, on the out­side look­ing in for the sixth and fi­nal AFC play­off spot. Min­nesota, on the other hand, has lost three of four, but is cling­ing to the sixth seed in the NFC. … The Dol­phins have won the last three matchups against the Vik­ings, while Min­nesota’s last win in the se­ries came in 2002. … The Dol­phins own the NFL’s best win­ning per­cent­age in one-score games (eight points or fewer) at 76.9 per­cent, with a 20-6 record since 2016 un­der coach Adam Gase. … Mi­ami will likely to play with­out stand­out cor­ner­back Xavien Howard, who is tied for the NFL lead with seven in­ter­cep­tions. Howard is re­cov­er­ing from a left knee in­jury.

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