In Week 9 of the 2004 season, the Colts defeated the Vikings 31-28 on kicker Mike Vanderjagt's 35-yard field goal with two seconds left.
The Colts were stunned by the Bears in a 29-13 loss on Sunday Night Football. ... The Vikings squandered their chances on Monday night, losing 24-19 against division rival Green Bay.
Keep your eye on ...
Colts QB Peyton Manning: The two-time league MVP didn't participate in any preseason contests and his rust showed in the Kickoff game loss to the Bears. The passing game never got into a rhythm and Peyton & Co. will have a tough test against a pretty good Vikings secondary.
Vikings DE Jared Allen: Last year's sack leader didn't register a tackle in Week 1 and cost the Vikings 12 yards in penalties. This week he'll try to take out his frustration on Manning and prove he's worth the steep price the Vikings paid for him in the offseason.
Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson: Jackson passed for just 16 yards in the first half Monday night and the Vikings ended up with just a field goal heading into the locker room. The team played catch-up the rest of game and couldn't capitalize on a 103-yard rushing performance by Adrian Peterson.
Did you know?
Colts coach Tony Dungy played QB for the University of Minnesota (1973-76) and was the Vikings' defensive coordinator (1992-95). ... The Vikings aim for their sixth consecutive win vs. the Colts at home. ... The Colts are 10-2 when RB Joseph Addai has more than 20 carries. ... Brad Childress made his NFL coaching debut with the Colts in 1985 as s QB/quality control coach.