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Miami Dolphins storm back to defeat Minnesota Vikings

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to pass during the first half of an NFL game against the Minnesota Vikings at Sun Life Stadium on Dec. 21, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Fla. Credit: AP / Lynne Sladky

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Rookie Terrence Fede blocked a punt for a safety with 41 seconds left, and Ryan Tannehill threw four touchdown passes to help the Miami Dolphins come from behind and beat the Minnesota Vikings 37-35 Sunday.

The Dolphins overcame a 14-0 deficit to take the lead, but trailed again after giving up 15 points in an 11-second span in the fourth quarter.

Tannehill then drove Miami 80 yards and hit Damien Williams for a 3-yard score with 1:11 left to make it 35-35. Fede blocked Jeff Locke's punt out of the end zone for the winning points.

Both teams went into the game playing for pride rather than a postseason berth. The Dolphins improved to 8-7 and still have a shot at their first winning season since 2008. Minnesota fell to 6-9.

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