Despite not capitalizing on a pair of scoring opportunities, the Vikings went into the locker room trailing the Dolphins by only 7 points. QB Brett Favre has completed 13 of 19 attempts for 125 yards. WR Percy Harvin has been Favre’s favorite target in the 1st half, hauling in 5 receptions (targeted 7 times) for 32 yards.
The 1st scoring opportunity came on the Vikings 1st drive of the game where it came to a halt on a failed 4th-and-1 attempt. Miami used that momentum to put together a 9-play 73-yard drive that resulted in a 5-yard TD reception from QB Chad Henne to WR Brian Hartline.
The 2nd failed scoring opportunity for the Purple came on a bobbled reception by Harvin at the Dolphins 1-yard line that was eventually intercepted by CB Vontae Davis. The Vikings defense missed an opportunity to stop the Dolphins deep in their own territory but RB Ronnie Brown bolted down the middle of the field on the 1st play of the series to quiet the Mall of America Field crowd.
Vikings RB Adrian Peterson put up big 1st half numbers on the ground with 12 attempts for 61 yards.
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