Stalwart D betrays Vikes
MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings have leaned on their ferocious, fiery defense all season to hang around the playoff field in the NFC.
When they needed it most, it was nowhere to be found.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns, shredding the NFL's second-ranked defense.
The Vikings believed they needed to win their final three games to make the playoffs. But they gave up 411 yards, 101 on the ground to Frank Gore, and allowed the Colts to convert 54 percent of their third downs. "There was a lot at stake," Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. "To lay an egg like this, I'm at a loss for words. I don't know."
The Colts led 27-0 at halftime and twice in the game drove at least 88 yards for touchdowns.