GAME RELEASE: INDIANAPOLIS VS. MINNESOTA

Colts host Vikings in home opener

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The Colts (0-1) will look to add to their 9-0 home record against the Minnesota Vikings (1-0) this week after falling to the Chicago Bears in Week 1, 41-21.

Although falling to 0-1 on the season, the Colts saw impressive performances from several young players in Week 1. ILB Jerrell Freeman intercepted a Jay Cutler pass for a touchdown on the Bears' second drive of the game, which put the Colts ahead, 7-0. QB-Andrew Luck finished the game throwing for 309 yards, which is the most by a Colts rookie in his debut. TE-Coby Fleener racked up 82 receiving yards, which ended up being the most by a Colts rookie tight end in his debut. OLB-Robert Mathis seemed to make a smooth transition from defensive end to outside linebacker, as he tallied two sacks in the contest for his 20th career multi-sack game.

The Vikings are coming off a close 26-23 overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. K-Blair Walsh was perfect in the game, hitting four-of-four field goals, including a 55-yarder as time expired to send the game into overtime and a 38-yarder to win the game in overtime. RB-Adrian Peterson ran for 84 yards and two touchdowns in his return from injury. QB-Christian Ponder completed 20-of-27 passes for 270 yards and a 105.5 passer rating.

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