Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Vikings can all but kiss their playoff hopes goodbye after loss to the Colts

Playoffs? We can't even win a game...

The Vikings laid a dud on Sunday afternoon at U.S. Bank Stadium losing to the Indianapolis Colts 34-6.

The loss puts a significant dent in the team's playoff hopes with two games to play as they entered Sunday a game back of the last Wildcard spot in the NFC.

Sam Bradford and the offense failed to score a touchdown and turned the ball over three times against one of the worst defenses in the league.

It was a sluggish start for the defense as they could not slow down the Colts' offense. Andrew Luck gave his team a 27-0 first half lead; accumulating 281 yards of offense.

Minnesota's best chance in the 1st half was squandered by an Adrian Peterson fumble at the Colts' 10 yard line.

http://a.video.nfl.com/films/2016/NFL_COM/in-game-highlight/NFLCOM/REG/15/161218_bp_min_peterson_run_fumble_705681_3200k.mp4

Things didn't get better in the second half either as the Vikings opened with the football and once again turned the ball over inside enemy territory.

http://a.video.nfl.com/films/2016/NFL_COM/in-game-highlight/NFLCOM/REG/15/161218_ind_min_bp_bradford_sacked_by_mathis_705721_3200k.mp4

Kicker Kai Forbath was the only reason the Vikings got on the board with his two field goals.

The Vikings injury report keeps piling up too as they lost Adam Thielen, Zach Line and Tom Johnson to injuries.

With the loss the Vikings are 7-7 on the season and will be back in action in Green Bay against the Packers on Christmas Eve .

Next Up

Kirill Kaprizov

2nd period surge leads Wild to fourth straight win

With three goals in the second, the Wild blasted the last-place Coyotes.

Gopher Basketball / R.J. Stephens

Late-tip in helps Gophers pass first big test, improve to 6-0

Luke Loewe's bucket with 2.4 seconds remaining helped the Gophers stay undefeated.

ambulance

Man, 40, found dead stuck in air duct at his Otter Tail Co. home

The discovery was made by family members Monday morning.

Biden Minnesota visit stream screengrab - 11.30.31

What Biden said during his visit to Minnesota Tuesday

The president spoke at Dakota County Technical College.

Grand Marais

Cook County registers its first COVID-19 death of the pandemic

The sparsely populated, highly-vaccinated county has continuously had one of the lowest rates of COVID in the state.

Waits family screengrab CNN

Support for MN family after anti-maskers target child of school board chair

An online group opposing Kelsey Waits outed the child as transgender.

Pixabay - school - classroom

St. Paul schools add 2 days to winter break due to pandemic stress

The added days off are meant to acknowledge the stress the pandemic has caused.

Fardoussa Abdillahi

Charges: St. Cloud mother killed baby, placed him in dumpster

The 4-month-old baby was found by officers on Sunday morning.

ambulance

1 dead in crash at Lake Street intersection in south Minneapolis

There have been 465 deaths on Minnesota roads this year, according to the state's traffic division.

robbery

St. Paul restaurateur's businesses burglarized a 6th time

The owner of The Gnome and Hope Breakfast Bar is asking politicians to help St. Paul business owners.

North Memorial Air Care

Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in head-on crash in southern MN

The 18-year-old was airlifted to a Mayo Clinic hospital in Rochester.

foo fighters grohl mr rossi wikimedia

Foo Fighters abruptly cancel Gophers stadium show hours after announcing it

The band is looking for a new venue because of a disagreement over COVID protocols.

Related

It's over: The Vikings have been eliminated from the playoffs

The Vikings started 5-0 but will miss the playoffs – the second time they've done that in the past 15 years.

It's over: The Vikings have been eliminated from the playoffs

The Vikings started 5-0 but will miss the playoffs – the second time they've done that in the past 15 years.

Missed opportunities cost the Vikings in loss to the Cowboys

The loss drops the Vikings to 6-6 on the season.

Missed opportunities cost the Vikings in loss to the Cowboys

The loss drops the Vikings to 6-6 on the season.

Playoffs?! Vikings just hope they can win a game

One or two more losses could plummet the Vikings near the bottom of the NFC standings.

Playoffs?! Vikings just hope they can win a game

One or two more losses could plummet the Vikings near the bottom of the NFC standings.

Here's what the Vikings need to have happen to keep their playoff hopes alive

The Giants, Buccaneers and Redskins all need to lose this week.