7 Minnesota Vikings milestones to watch for in Week 2
By Dustin Baker
1. The Vikings have never beat the Colts at their house
The milestone here would be the Vikings finally take down the Colts in their building. Minnesota has played the Colts in a combination of Baltimore and Indianapolis ten times throughout history and has never defeated their horseshoe foes in a road game. As a matter of “recent” rationale, the Colts successively plucked quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck from drafts. Both men, especially Manning, played wonderfully in their respective careers. With these men at the helm of their offenses, the Vikings lost to the Colts on three consecutive occasions from 2000 to 2012.
In this Week 2 matchup, the Vikings are teetering on a desperation game. It’s not that an 0-2 start would relegate the team to a doomsday, all-is-lost attitude, but teams that begin a season 0-2 are far less likely to turn a season around.
In fact, the only time in Vikings history that they started a year with two losses and still made the playoffs was 2008. A second-year Adrian Peterson did his damndest to drag the Vikings to a postseason showdown in Philadelphia with the Eagles — one that was meritless.