The Indianapolis Colts weren’t so fortunate in the scheduling department for Week 1 of the 2012 NFL season, drawing a matchup against a strong Chicago Bears team at Soldier Field and losing 41-21.
The Colts (0-1) might fare better there this week.
Indianapolis, on the heels of a rough opening to the Andrew Luck era — the No. 1 pick in April’s draft turned the ball over four times in his first career start — will look to grab its first win of the season at 1 p.m. today in its home opener against the Minnesota Vikings.
Both the Colts and the Vikings (1-0) are in rebuilding phases with young quarterbacks and heavily depleted rosters. Minnesota won its season opener in overtime against the Jacksonville Jaguars on a Blair Walsh field goal. With that in mind, in which areas did the Vikings excel to put themselves in position to win, and how might the Colts combat those areas today to get their first win?
Let’s take a look:
Running game (a.k.a. Adrian Peterson): Any discussion of the Vi...