Indianapolis 23, Minnesota 20

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, September 16, 2012
Location - Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Donald King
Attendance - 63912

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 3 3 0 14 20
Indianapolis 7 10 3 3 23

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 1-1 1-0 0-1 L1
Indianapolis 1-1 1-0 0-1 W1

Recap


Colts 23, Vikings 20: Adam Vinatieri booted a 53-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining as host Indianapolis earned its first victory in the post-Peyton Manning era.

After the Vikings stunned the Lucas Oil Stadium crowd by scoring the game-tying touchdown with 31 seconds remaining, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck completed 20-yard passes to Donnie Avery and Reggie Wayne to set the stage for Vinatieri's game-winning kick. That gave Luck his first career NFL victory in his first home start for Indianapolis (1-1).

Luck finished 20-for-31 for 224 yards and touchdown throws to Wayne and Dwayne Allen. Avery hauled in nine catches for 111 yards while Wayne added six receptions for 71 yards.

Christian Ponder was impressive in defeat, going 27-for-35 for 245 yards and two scores. Percy Harvin led the aerial attack with 104 yards on 12 receptions, the most by a Minnesota player since Mewelde Moore in 2004.

Trailing 20-6 late, Minnesota (1-1) closed to within a touchdown on Ponder's seven-yard TD pass to Stephen Burton on a fourth-down play with 5:07 remaining. The Vikings drew even when Ponder led a drive from midfield capped by a six-yard strike to Kyle Rudolph.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Colts were 6-of-8 on third-down conversions in the opening half ... Minnesota picked up a pair of bad penalties on the Colts' first drive of the second half. Andrew Sendejo was given a roughing the kicker penalty as Indianapolis was punting the ball away - giving the Colts a first down - while Jared Allen took a personal foul for shoving Luck when he had already stepped out of bounds. Indianapolis settled for a field goal. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson led all players with 60 rushing yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Minnesota   Indianapolis
Adrian Peterson Player Donald Brown
16 Attempts 16
60 Yards 45
3.8 Avg Yards 2.8
0 Touchdowns 0
6 Long 15
Receiving
Minnesota   Indianapolis
Percy Harvin Player Donnie Avery
12 Receptions 9
104 Yards 111
8.7 Avg Yards 12.3
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 41

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Minnesota 327 95 232 2 2 0 2.0 0
Indianapolis 278 84 194 2 3 0 4.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Indianapolis will play their next game at home against Jacksonville . The Colts have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against San Francisco. The Vikings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.