The Vikings and Colts meet today for the first time since 2004, when they squared off on a Monday night in November in Indy. It may shock you to learn that Peyton Manning didn’t pass for over 300 yards that game – he only managed 268…with four touchdowns. The Colts jumped out to a 14-0 lead in that game on a pair of Manning TD strikes, but the Vikes cut it to 14-6 by halftime thanks to a pair of Morten Andersen field goals. Things then got exciting when Nate Burleson ran back a punt 91 yards for a TD – the 2-point conversion tied it at 14-14. The two teams traded punches all throughout the second half, the Vikings’ two scores coming on a Culpepper-to-Burleson pass and a 24-yard Onterrio Whizzinator Smith run. It was tied 28-28 late in the 4th when the Colts got the ball and drove into field goal range. Mike Vanderjagt – remember when he used to be Mr. Reliable? – booted a 35-yarder with 2 seconds left on the clock to give the Colts a 31-28 victory. The loss was the second of three straight for the Vikings, who had started the season 5-1, and would wind up at 8-8. Of course they would end up giving it to the Packers at Lambeau in the playoffs – and that’s all anyone cares about from 2004.