Colts Rout Vikings and avoid 0-2 Start with 28-11 Win

After starting 0-1 to start the season again the Colts were staring at an 0-2 like they have in the past. Coming into this matchup against the Vikings that like to establish the run first with running back Dalvin Cook and run play action to their receivers was looking like a bad matchup for the Colts. They turned things around against the Vikings with a win at a score of 28-11.


This week they turned things around in the previous matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars they let quarterback Gardner Minshew get every throw he wanted as he threw for 19/20 throws for 173 passing yards and 3 touchdowns. Running back James Robinson was having a good running day he rushed for 62 yards on 16 carries. The passing was spread out to different receivers as they got everything they wanted and the Colts defensive backs were backing off them.


Colts defense were playing with a fire lit in them as they were able to get pressure on Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as they were able to sack him in the endzone by Deforest Buckner. They limited Dalvin Cook to 63 rushing yards on 14 carries and a TD which most came at the end of the game when it was out of reach for the Vikings. The secondary for the Colts played really well this game as they were able to limit Cousins to 113 passing yards and 3 interceptions. 


The Colts offense ran through rookie running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 101 yards on 26 carries and 1 touchdown. Phillip Rivers played well and made some good throws as he threw for 214 yards 1 touchdown and 1 interception which wasn’t his fault as tight end Mo Allie-Cox wasn’t able to pull down a catch and the Vikings picked it off. The turnover prone Rivers did not show himself today and I think the Colts will show more run first team and then set up the pass.  The Colts had some injuries with receiver Parris Campbell and safety Malik Hooker are out with injuries. 


The Colts play the New York Jets next Sunday at 4:05pm est.

E.j. Bryan of Spotlight Sports Network

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