7 Big Things to Follow in Vikings-Colts

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Discussed: 7 Major Matters to Observe in Vikings-Colts

This is Episode 180 of VikesNow, a YouTube channel devoted to every day Minnesota Vikings examination. This episode examines the juicy storylines from Vikings-Colts on Saturday.

Specifically, the Vikings woeful historical past towards the Colts, Justin Jefferson, and Ed Donatell are reviewed.

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The Vikings dropped to the Detroit Lions, 34-23, in an underwhelming Week 14 efficiency for Minnesota. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins was in peak elite type, but the team’s defense refused to stick to accommodate, allowing for 464 yards to the Lions in overall offense. Minnesota’s NFC North title celebration was delayed.

Explained: 7 Big Things to Follow in Vikings-Colts
Eagles Jalen Mills (31) and Avonte Maddox (29) confront Minnesota’s Adam Thielen. © Jerry Habraken, The News Journal.

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson was otherworldly, tallying 11 receptions, 223 getting yards, and no touchdowns. Jefferson shattered the Vikings single-match getting yards previously held by Sammy White. He is now on pace for 1,962 acquiring yards and 9 touchdowns.

The Vikings are four-position favorites returning property this weekend from the Indianapolis Colts in Week 15, a staff that was crushed by the Dallas Cowboys in Week 13, 54-19. Indianapolis experienced a bye in 7 days 14.

The Packers also experienced a bye and nevertheless appear to be certain they can “run the table” and sneak into the postseason. But the Packers and Bears playoff hopes are all but vanquished. The Vikings are the No. 2 seed in the NFC driving the Eagles and would host a property playoff match compared to the New York Giants if the playoffs begun today.

The Vikings welcome back Harrison Smith on protection, alongside with Christian Darrisaw at still left deal with. Equally men, furthermore Garrett Bradbury, had been out at Detroit, and it turned out they ended up sorely missed.

The Vikings Top Defensive Performers vs. Lions, per PFF
Jul 28, 2022 Minneapolis, MN, United states Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter. Obligatory Credit: Matt Krohn-Usa Right now Athletics.

A 1-3 or -4 record the relaxation of the way would plop the Vikings in the postseason. Of program, profitable the division is most well-liked, but subpar football, as a worst-situation circumstance, would web a playoff berth. Which is the perk of a 10-3 start off. The Vikings have a 99% probability of reaching the postseason, for every FiveThirtyEight. They can wrap up the NFC North with a win in excess of the Colts.

The Vikings have not overwhelmed the Colts in 25 decades.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his every day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates again to 1996. Listed responsible pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).