When Last They Met…

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.

Topics: Daunte Culpepper, Mike Vanderjagt, Minnesota Vikings, Morten Andersen, Nate Burleson, Onterrio Smith, Peyton Manning

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  • AustinVike

    I have a feeling T-Jack will get injured today in the game.  Just a nagging feeling that that knee injury will appear again.

    I’m still playing him on my FF league though, because I don’t think Pennington will get as many scrambles.  Not even close to as many scrambles…so who knows

    I think the Vikes are going to prevail in a close one – the Colts have too many question marks and injuries at this time.

    Prediction: 31-24 Vikes

  • danzinski

    I have a sinking feeling about this game.  I think it could be a blow-out for the Colts.