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The Indianapolis Colts take on the Minnesota Vikings today in their home opener at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts, who lost 41-21 last week against the Chicago Bears, look for a rebound performance and try to get rookie quarterback Andrew Luck his first ever NFL win.
Lest you forget, Luck’s numbers (and results) from his first game were eerily similar to that of Peyton Manning’s first start. If that pattern continues, it might not look too good for Indy. In Manning’s second game, he threw for only 188 yards with a 63.7% completion rating, and a touchdown, but also another 3 interceptions, all giving him passer rating of 51.1. I expect that we are going to see slightly improved numbers for Luck than that, however. Luck threw for three interceptions last week, but one of those came off of a tipped pass, and the other was an under thrown ball where Luck was certain he was getting an off sides call that he never got. He’s going to be a little sharper about those things against the Viking...
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Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck looked much better Sunday against Minnesota's lackluster pass defense than he did against Chicago last week. Luck completed 20-of-31 for 224 yards, two TDs and zero picks in his first career victory.Fantasy Spin:Luck can make all the throws and he's got the legs and awareness to move around in the Colts' ever-collapsing pocket. That...
Andrew Luck: Luck was 20-of-31 for 224 yards with two touchdowns in Sunday’s win over Minnesota. It was his first career win as he led the Colts on a game-winning field goal drive with 31 seconds left in the game.
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Somewhat lost in the justifiable hysteria surrounding Robert Griffin III, surefire superstar Andrew Luck led the Colts to an impressive 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The 6-foot-4, 234 pound Luck, … Continue reading →
Adam Vinatieri made a 53-yard field goal with eight seconds left Sunday to give Andrew Luck and Indianapolis a 23-20 victory over Minnesota.
Luck and new Colts coach Chuck Pagano both picked up their first career victories in their home opener.
Minnesota (1-1) rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in the final five minutes, tying the score on a 6-yard TD pass from Christian Ponder...
1. Luck’s Leadership Tested, And Proven Against VikingsChristian Ponder doesn’t always play a team from the AFC South, but when he does, it’s a classic finish.The Indianapolis Colts had a substantial lead heading into the fourth quarter.Andrew Luck had thrown for two touchdowns, and Adam Vinatieri added two field goals.The same defense that allowed 41 points in Week 1 held...
The Indianapolis Colts (1-1) rebounded from their shaky opening-day performance to beat the Minnesota Vikings in their home opener, 23-20. It was a finish a bit too close for comfort for the Colts, who entered the 4th quarter with a 14-point lead. Conservative play calling that prevented the Colts offense from moving the ball until the last drive of the game kept a shaky, inconsistent...
Welcome to Acting Cordial, which is the easiest article we get to produce all week on this stupid blog, because someone else does half the work for us! In reality, it's a decent way to see what's going on with this week's Vikings opponent, dig inside their diseased minds, and find out just how badly we're going to get our faces sat on. This week, we team...
The Indianapolis Colts are already off to a new start.
After stumbling out of the gate last season with 13 consecutive losses and dealing with the interminable questions about going winless, new coach Chuck Pagano and new quarterback Andrew Luck have already made sure that won't happen again.
They're beginning to re-establish home-field advantage with three straight wins...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. For a few seconds last Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings looked like they might be close to suffering a similar fate as last year when they went 3-13 and late, blown leads were common occurences.The Jacksonville Jaguars had just taken a 23-20 lead with a 39-yard touchdown pass with 20 seconds left. But Minnesota proved this truly is a new season, coming back in the...
For all that has gone right for the Minnesota Vikings in the thick of their first two games, their defense has revealed a crucial flaw in those critical closing moments that determine success in the NFL.
When the intensity has picked up for the offense on the other side, Minnesota's defense has been glaringly vulnerable to giving up scores.
The Vikings were at their worst during...
The always clutch Adam Vinatieri nailed a 53-yard field goal to give Andrew Luck his first victory as a NFL quarterback. The Colts were tied 20-20 against the Vikings with just eight seconds left when Adam stepped up to the plate and nailed a 53-yarder to give the Colts a 23-20 lead. The Colts held onto the lead for the victory.
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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...