Why are Vikings 1-1? How about 11 penalties?

Penalties against the Colts? Poisonous, according to the Star-Tribune. But one Vikings defender says a flag called against him was simply a horrible call.
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One of the major storylines of the Vikings' 23-20 loss to Indianapolis Sunday were the 11 penalties for 105 yards on Minnesota's side of the ball.

Star-Tribune beat writer Dan Wiederer analyzes every flag to determine their impact (minor, moderate or major).

Jared Allen, meanwhile, was upset for being tagged with a late hit on Andrew Luck in the third quarter, calling it one of the worst calls he's ever seen.

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