Minnesota Vikings At Indianapolis Colts - Third Quarter Open Thread

The Vikings have been moving the ball against the Colts thus far, but don't have a whole lot of points to show for it as they trail Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium by a score of .

The score was 7-3 after one quarter of play, but a Blair Walsh field goal early in the second cut the lead to 7-6. After forcing a three-and-out from the Colts, the Vikings were moving the ball downfield until a third-and-long play near midfield. Christian Ponder dropped back to pass, but got stripped and put the ball on the turf. The Colts recovered on the Minnesota 48-yard line and started moving down the field.

The Colts got the ball all the way down to the Minnesota 8-yard line, but Erin Henderson came up with a huge stop on third and short for Minnesota. The Colts brought in Adam Vinateri from 26 yards out, and he converted to increase the Colts lead to 10-6.

The Vikings' finished the half with a terrible possession, going three and out with two incomplete passes, giving the Colts the ball back at their own 35-yard line. Andrew Luck absolutely shredded the Vikings on the ensuing drive, and eventually found Reggie Wayne wide open at the post for a 30-yard touchdown pass to make it 17-6 in favor of the home team.

The Vikings' offense was solid on their first few drives, up until the Ponder fumble. The Vikings followed that up with the three-and-out, and things have been all bad from there.

The third quarter is coming up shortly, and the Colts will get the ball first. Minnesota basically needs to get a stop here, or else things are going to get ugly.

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