Colts knock off Vikings 28-11
By: Mike Stiles - Monday, September 21, 2020

Colts knock off Vikings 28-11
(INDIANAPOLIS) – Jonathan Taylor looked right at home in his first NFL start. The 21 year old running back rushed 26 times for 101 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown, leading the Indianapolis Colts past Minnesota 28-11. Taylor finally celebrated his first win inside Lucas Oil Stadium with the roof open, after losing twice in the Big Ten championship game with the roof closed when he played at Wisconsin, and became the first Colts rookie to top the 100-yard mark since 2012 with about 2,500 people in attendance. Philip Rivers picked up is first win with the Colts (1-1) by going 19 of 25 for 214 yards, with one touchdown, No. 399 overall, and one interception. He tied Hall of Famer and former Vikings great Fran Tarkenton for eighth all-time with career win No. 124. Taylor wasn't Indy's only impressive rookie. Michael Pittman Jr. caught four passes for 37 yards, Julian Blackmon tipped the ball to Khari Willis for an interception and Rodrigo Blankenship made all four field-goal attempts. For the Vikings, it was another ugly day. Kirk Cousins had a 0.0 passer rating late into the third quarter, thanks in part to drops, one of which bounced off the hands of Bisi Johnson and into the arms of cornerback Kenny Moore II. Cousins finished 11 of 26 with 113 yards and three interceptions, a 15.9 rating and was tackled in the end zone for a safety for the second straight week. The result: Minnesota is 0-2 for the first time since 2013 and has lost five of its past six games including last season's playoff loss.

Dallas 40 – Atlanta 39
Tennessee 33 – Jacksonville 30
Buffalo 31 – Miami 28
San Francisco 31 – NY Jets 13
LA Rams 37 – Philadelphia 19
Pittsburgh 26 – Denver 21
Tampa Bay 31 – Carolina 17
Arizona 30 – Washington 15
Kansas City 23 – LA Chargers 20 (OT)
Baltimore 33 – Houston 16
Seattle 35 – New England 30