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The Vikings and Colts were both looking for a bounce-back victory on Sunday after starting 0-1 in 2020.

Due to big changes on each roster and unforgiving narratives of the NFL season, whichever team lost this game would be deemed a disappointment by many, in store for a down season.

The Colts carved up the Vikings defense. Philip Rivers did enough to put away Minnesota and help move Indianapolis to a 1-1 record on the year. The Vikings were the worst team on both sides of the ball.

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes the ball while Indianapolis Colts defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad (97) defends in the first quarter at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle Denico Autry (96) tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) for a safety in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Two safeties in two games? The Vikings have an unusual problem of Kirk Cousins getting sacked in his own end zone. For the second game in a row, that happened, when DeForest Buckner wrapped up Cousins to finish off the play. When Minnesota gets pinned back in its own end zone, it has to do a better job of preventing mistakes.

Taylor burns the Vikings defense. Gophers fans are used to seeing Jonathan Taylor carve through their team’s defense in college. Now that Taylor is in the NFL, he can run through a different Minnesota team. He did that on Sunday when he went for 101 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Vikings offense gets going too late. Cousins finally led a touchdown-scoring drive, that was capped off by Dalvin Cook scoring for six and converting a two-point conversion. The Colts still led 28-11. Minnesota simply did not do enough offensively until the game was out of reach.

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Colts finished off a methodical drive when Philip Rivers found wide receiver Zach Pascal on a short touchdown pass. After the extra point, Indianapolis led 25-3 right near the start of the fourth quarter.

It’s awfully hard to come back when you’re down by multiple possessions in the fourth quarter. It’s even harder when you’re the Vikings, and your offense has hardly done anything all game.

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

*** Eric Wilson — One of the few bright spots for the Vikings on Sunday. He had an interception and tallied seven total tackles.

** Dalvin Cook — Not a lot to choose from on offense, but Cook performed well in a limited capacity. He ran for 63 yards and a rushing touchdown. He also punched in a two-point conversion.

* Yannick Ngakoue —Looked noticeably better than he did in Week 1. He tallied a sack and had three tackles.

Sep 20, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) runs the ball while Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) defends in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Vikings are back at U.S. Bank Stadium for Week 3, going up against the Tennessee Titans.

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