Powered by 214 yards from Philip Rivers, and a total team offensive output of 354 yards, the Indianapolis Colts easily defeated the Minnesota Vikings in a lopsided 28-11 victory, Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020 in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Colts rushing game contributed to this with with 151 yards and one rushing touchdown, to support a 214 yards, one touchdown effort by Philip Rivers.
Rivers finished the game with one touchdown, completing 19 of 25 passes. At the end of the day, he finished with 214 yards and one interception, and a passer rating of 97.80.
The Colts deployed a rushing game led by Jordan Wilkins and Jonathan Taylor. For the game, Wilkins carried the ball nine times and rushed for 40 yards, leading to zero touchdowns. Taylor supplemented by carrying the ball 26 times for a total of 101 yards. In the passing game, the Colts’ top receivers were T.Y. Hilton and Michael Pittman. Hilton caught three passes for a total of 28 yards, while Pittman contributed with 37 yards from four passes.
Contributing to the victory was a defensive line stats of three sacks , one forced fumble, three tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the Colts.
For the losing team, Kirk Cousins finished the game completing 11 of 26 passes to lead the way for the Vikings. This performance by Cousins led to a QB rating of 15.90, and game stats of 113 yards, three interceptions and zero touchdowns.
The rushing game for the Vikings was led by Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. For the game, Cook rushed for 63 yards from carrying the football 14 times. Meanwhile Mattison carried the ball 3 times for a total of 13 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Vikings included Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Thielen caught three passes for a total of 31 yards, while Jefferson contributed with 44 yards from three passes.
Although their team lost the game, the Vikings defense ended the game with two sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles.
After this game, the Colts improved to a record of 1-0, while the Vikings dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Colts now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Vikings who now have 0-1 record.