Vikings Vs. Colts, Week 2: Minnesota's Defense Must Play Better

The Minnesota Vikings followed up their Week 1 win with a disappointing effort against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 2. The Vikings were able to rally from a two-touchdown deficit to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but they then allowed Indianapolis to get in position for a game-winning field goal, which the Colts made.

SB Nation's Daily Norseman had plenty of takeaways from the game, and they were particularly upset with the play of the defense:

Third down percentage was terrible. The secondary gave up big play after big play on Indy's final drive. Two terrible penalties kept the initial second half drive alive for the Colts that lead to a FG. There were two times that there were interceptions there for the taking, and one would've been a pick six by Chris Cook. For every good thing they did, there were two bad things that nullified it. Just an awful day all the way around.

The Vikings were able to limit the Colts to just 2.8 yards per carry, but they were not able to do enough to disrupt quarterback Andrew Luck, who had a good day.

For more on the Vikings, be sure to visit Daily Norseman as well as SB Nation Minnesota. For more comprehensive pro football coverage, stay tuned to SB Nation's NFL hub.

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