It was a season opener to forget for both the Minnesota Vikings and Indianapolis Colts. They both suffered losses and will try to avoid the dreadful 0-2 start when they face off in Week 2.
For the Colts, this was as bad of a start as you could have imagined. The win-now 2020 season for the Colts with Philip Rivers began with a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was viewed as a 1-0 start, no questions asked. This was not the case as Rivers was outplayed by Gardner Minshew. Throw passing yards out the window. Rivers threw two interceptions while Minshew completed 19 of 22 passes with three touchdowns.
The Vikings entered Week 1 with an enormous game against the Green Bay Packers. This was a chance for Minnesota to flex their muscles in the NFC North but they were unable to get the bar off the rack.
The Vikings trailed 29-10 heading into the fourth quarter. This was about as lopsided a game as there was around the league.
A team never wants to start 0-2. This is going to be reality for one of these two teams following their Week 2 game. Here are four reasons why that team will be the Colts and not the Vikings.