NEW YORK (Reuters) - A string of mistakes by quarterback Brett Favre and a rousing goal-line stand by the Dolphins added up to a 14-10 victory for visiting Miami over the winless Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
The 40-year-old Favre threw three interceptions and fumbled in the end zone for one of Miami's touchdowns as the hot-starting Dolphins improved to 2-0 for the season and Vikings fell to 0-2.
"It's more what we didn't do, as opposed to what they did," Favre told reporters, before giving the Dolphins their just due. "But once again I give those guys credit."
Linebacker Koa Misi recovered Favre's fumble after dropping back for a pass in the end zone to score with 6:29 left in the third quarter for a 14-0 Miami lead.
Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who rushed for 145 yards, halved the advantage with a one-yard touchdown four minutes later and Minnesota drew within 14-10 midway through the fourth quarter on Ryan Longwell's 28-yard field goal.
After an exchange of turnovers, the Vikings took possession on the Miami 24 with 5:46 to play.
"We got a few breaks from those guys today but we obviously gave them twice as many breaks," Favre said. "And we were not able to capitalize on opportunities when they were there in front of us."
Miami, who beat the Buffalo Bills in their opener, capped a nine-play, 73-yard touchdown drive in the first quarter when quarter Chad Henne hit receiver Brian Hartline with a five-yard scoring pass for a 7-0 lead.
Favre completed 22 of 36 passes for 225 yards. Henne was 9-for-15 for 114 yards.
Jason Allen had two of Miami's three interceptions of Favre at the Mall of America Field in Minneapolis.
(Writing by Larry Fine, Editing by Steve Ginsburg)