Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: Luck Gets First Wins as Colts Top Vikings 23-20

Leave it to old Adam Vinatieri to give the Colts and first overall pick Andrew Luck his first win as a pro.

Vinatieri nailed a 53-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Sunday to give the Colts a stirring 23-20 victory over Minnesota at Lucas Oil Stadium.

It was the also the first win for head coach Chuck Pagano, as the Colts rebounded after a loss last week in Chicago to the Bears.

The Vikings tied the game with 31 seconds left when QB Christian Ponder hit TE Kyle Rudolph, erasing a two touchdown deficit.

Luck started the game-winning drive with back-to-back 20-yard completions, then drew the Vikings offside before spiking the ball with 12 seconds to go.

Vinatieri then sent the home crowd home happy with the 53-yarder through the uprights to win it.

Luck was solid, going for two touchdowns in going 20 of 31 for 224 yards. The QB hit Dwayne Allen with a 3-yard TD in the first, and then found Reggie Wayne for a 30-yard score to make it 17-6 right before the half.

The Vikings rallied with Ponder hitting Stephen Burton with a 7-yard TD with five minutes left before he tied the game with a TD to Rudolph.

Ponder on the day was 27-for-35 for 245 yards with two scores.

Adrian Peterson went for 60 yards on the ground for the Vikings, who outgained the Colts 327 to 278.

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One Response to “Gridiron Gab Rapid Recap: Luck Gets First Wins as Colts Top Vikings 23-20”

  1. Collin Sweeney says:

    I thought the Vikings would win. The Colts won, and now have one win and one loss.