The Latest on NFL’s Week 15 (all times local):
Interim Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski has sure quickly settled in to his new role as the play caller.
The Vikings have scored touchdowns on each of their first three possessions against Miami.
Kirk Cousins threw a 13-yard TD pass to Stefon Diggs. Dalvin Cook had a 13-yard touchdown run and Latavius Murray added an 18-yard TD run.
This was their highest-scoring first quarter since Oct. 9, 2011, against Arizona. In their last four games, the Vikings totaled only 21 first-half points.
Latavius Murray’s 18-yard TD run capped a seven-play, 70-yard drive and gave the Vikings a 21-0 lead.
Stefanski, the quarterbacks coach, was promoted this week by head coach Mike Zimmer after firing offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. The Vikings have been held under 285 total yards in four of their previous five games.
—Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis
Washington quarterback Alex Smith has been released from the hospital following multiple surgeries to his broken right leg.
His wife, Elizabeth Smith, posted an update on Instagram on Sunday morning and said she was grateful to have her husband home.
She wrote, “HOME…This last month has been a difficult ride. Our family is beyond happy to have this man with us and home. This experience has given us great perspective and gratitude for all the people and blessings in our lives. We couldn’t have gotten through it without our amazing family, friends and community. A special thank you to the relentless doctors, nurses, techs, hospital administrators, the Snyder family and the Washington Redskins.”
Smith sustained a spiral fracture to his right leg when he was sacked in a game against the Houston Texans on Nov. 18. He underwent surgery the following day to repair his fibula and tibia. NFL Network and Washington’s 106.7 FM reported that a leg infection complicated his recovery and required further procedures.
Source: The Associated Press