6 tough matchups for the Miami Dolphins secondary

Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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Miami Dolphins will host the Minnesota Vikings this year. It will be the 13th time they meet all time in the regular season. Fins hold the advantage at 7-5.

The Vikings have one of the best receiving duos in the NFL. Justin Jefferson and Adam Thielen are dynamic together. Combined they have 4667 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns since 2020.

Thielen only played 13 games last year and still managed to catch 10 touchdown passes. It is very possible Thielen loses a step but his game has never been focused on his athleticism.

Minnesota managed to add some depth to their receiving unit this offseason as well. They added Albert Wilson someone whose speed should be familiar to Dolphins fans.

One player who broke out for the Vikings last year is K.J. Osborn. Osborn has 50 catches for 655 yards last season. He is a legitimate third option next to such talented players.

Xavien Howard will probably have to stalk Jefferson in this matchup, He is without a doubt one of the five best receivers in the league. Putting up numbers in his first two seasons not seen since Michael Thomas.

Inter-conference games are always interesting since teams rarely see each other. It will be a fun time to see what becomes of Jefferson vs. Howard as it may be the only time they face off.