The Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts each sought to avoid an 0-2 start to the 2020 NFL season in their head-to-head matchup. It was the Colts that managed to come out on top by pulling out a 28-11 win.
Neither team managed to get into much of a rhythm early on in this game. A field goal by the Vikings was the lone scoring possession by either team in the first quarter. However, the Colts managed to record a touchdown run, a safety, and a pair of field goals to take a 15-3 halftime lead.
The third quarter featured a second consecutive period where the Vikings came up empty in the scoring department while the Colts finished with a made field goal. Facing an 18-3 deficit entering the final period, Minnesota was outscored 10-8 en route to a loss.
Now, the Colts hold a 1-1 record entering their Week 3 matchup with a bad Jets team. Meanwhile, the Vikings have a tough upcoming schedule and will need to turn things around to avoid being put in too difficult of a situation to come out of when it comes to earning a playoff spot.
With that being said, let’s take a look at four major takeaways from the Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts matchup in Week 2 of the 2020 NFL season.