Indianapolis, Minnesota is attempting to get well from its first week’s losses

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MINNESOTA (0-1) at INDIANAPOLIS (0-1) Sunday, 1pm ET, Fox OPENING LINE – Colts of 3 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD …


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OPENING LINE – Colts at 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Vikings 0-1; Stallions 0-1

SERIAL RECORD – Colts lead 17-7-1

LAST MEETING – Colts defeated the Vikings 34-6 on December 18, 2016 in Minnesota

LAST WEEK – Packers beat Vikings 43-34; Jaguars defeated Colts 27-20

AP PRO32 RANKING – Vikings No. 16, Stallions No. 25



COLTS OPEN – TOTAL (3), RUSH (23), PASS (3).


STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Minnesota has lost five times in a row, its last win was in December 1997.… The Vikings are 0-11 in Baltimore and Indianapolis and haven’t started 2-0 since 2013.… Minnesota has four of them lost their last five, including a playoff elimination in San Francisco. … Last week against Green Bay, the defense allowed 43 points, most in Mike Zimmer’s seven-year tenure, and 524 yards, the second highest total of Zimmer. … Minnesota DE Danielle Hunter will miss his second straight game after being transferred to an injured reserve. … The Vikings only other appearance at Lucas Oil Stadium was Andrew Luck’s home debut on September 16, 2012. Safety Harrison Smith and Kyle Rudolph are the only players left on the roster for this game. … Indianapolis has lost six of its seven and three of its last four home openings. The team officials have announced that up to 2,500 fans will be allowed to enter the stadium. … QB Philip Rivers needs one win to tie the Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton to eighth place in career (124) and two touchdown passes to become the sixth player in league history at 400. He also has the fifth longest consecutive run in league history (225). … Rivers needed 24 completions to overtake Dan Marino (4,967) for fifth and 366 yards to become the sixth player in league history at 60,000. … Rivers threw three interceptions and lost a fumble in the Chargers 39-10 defeat by Minnesota last season. … Colts DE DeForest Buckner had a sack and a forced fumble in San Francisco’s playoff win against the Vikings last season. … Indy CB Xavier Rhodes will face his former team for the first time after his first seven seasons in Minnesota. Fantasy Tip: After Davante Adams set fire to young Vikings’ young, four-time Pro Bowl secondary recipient TY Hilton, he could see a big rebound after blaming himself for last week’s loss.


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