Last year, the Vikings spent the early weeks of the season blowing late leads. This year, the Vikings are spending the early weeks of the season erasing late deficits.
This week, however, they left too much time on the clock for Andrew Luck.
After a six-yard touchdown pass from Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder to tight end Kyle Rudolph, the Colts drove 45 yards on four plays in 23 seconds, and Vinatieri delivered on a 53-yard game winner.
It’s the first career win for Andrew Luck, who completed 20 of 31 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. But the Colts’ offense went in to a coma after building a 20-6 lead, and the Vikings scored two touchdowns in less than five minutes to tied the game.
Both teams are now 1-1. If the Lions lose to the 49ers tonight, the NFC North will have four 1-1 teams.