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Minnesota Vikings At Indianapolis Colts - Fourth Quarter Open Thread

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The second half started much the same way the first half ended for the Minnesota Vikings. . .which is to say, not well.

The Vikings needed a stop on defense to start the half, and they got one. Actually, they got three. But thanks to two personal fouls, one by Andrew Sendejo and one by Jared Allen for a late hit of Andrew Luck out of bounds, the Colts sustained a drive for over eight minutes, resulting in Adam Vinatieri's second field goal of the afternoon to make the score 20-6.

Minnesota's offense stalled again on their first drive of the second half, and a Chris Kluwe punt pinned the Colts down at their own 2-yard line. However, after forcing the Colts to punt (after a sequence where Brian Robison should have gotten the Vikings two points on a safety), a huge punt by the Colts and another penalty on the Vikings made their field position much worse, and Minnesota will punt to start the fourth quarter of play.

The Vikings have been penalized nine times for 90 yards in this game, and almost all of them have been killer penalties in big situations. It doesn't matter who you are or what team you're playing. . .if you keep shooting yourself in the foot, you're going to lose.

The Vikings need a big comeback in this one. Can they get it? At this point, I'm not sure. . .but let's watch it anyway.