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Luck, Colts handle Vikings defense in 34-6 victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Andrew Luck threw for 250 yards and two touchdowns and the Indianapolis Colts rolled to a 34-6 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Robert Turbin rushed for two touchdowns, Mike Adams forced a fumble and added an interception for the Colts (7-7).

Frank Gore rushed for 101 yards and Indianapolis won on the road for the fourth time this season, dominating a Vikings defense that is among the best in the league.

Adrian Peterson had just 22 yards on six carries and lost a fumble in his first game back from a knee injury for the Vikings (7-7).

The Vikings entered the game believing they needed to win the final three games of the season to make the playoffs. Sam Bradford threw for 291 yards with one interception and one lost fumble for Minnesota.

After a critical home loss to Houston last week, the Colts entered the week trailing the Texans and Titans in the AFC South and facing a daunting road matchup against coach Mike Zimmer's defense.

The Vikings ranked second in the NFL in yards and points allowed and had made star quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Cam Newton, Eli Manning and Matthew Stafford look ordinary with their relentless, attacking scheme.

But Luck completed 21 of 28 passes and was barely touched all afternoon, hitting Erik Swoope for a 27-yard touchdown in the second quarter that gave the Colts a 17-0 lead.

The big play seemed to sap some of the Vikings' spirit on defense, a rarity in Zimmer's three seasons at the helm.

They showed little fight on Turbin's second TD run of the game, a pin-balling 6-yard score in which he bounced off two attempted tackles by Everson Griffen and ran through half-hearted attempts from Brian Robison and Captain Munnerlyn that made it 24-0 just before halftime.

Adams intercepted Bradford on the next possession, setting up Adam Vinatieri's second field goal and bringing boos raining down from the U.S. Bank Stadium crowd.

Luck capped the day with an easy 50-yard strike to Phillip Dorsett.

PETERSON'S RETURN

The Vikings' star running back missed the previous 11 games while recovering from a torn meniscus in his right knee, but was able to return to the field one week sooner than he expected after a good week of practice.

The former MVP rushed for just 50 yards in the first two games of the season before getting injured and was no more effective against the Colts. His fumble in Colts territory in the second quarter came after his only decent run of the day, a 13-yard burst. He played sparingly in the second half.

GORE'S MILESTONES

Gore had 115 yards from scrimmage to give him 16,332 for his career, surpassing Tony Dorsett for 10th on the NFL's career list. He also passed John Riggins for 12th on the league's career carries list.

It was the 33-year-old's second 100-yard game of the season, and just the third time a Colts running back has topped 100 yards in Luck's 68 games. He is the first Colts running back to have multiple 100-yard games in a season since Joseph Addai in 2007.

FIRST-HALF DOMINANCE

The Colts never gave the Vikings a chance to get into this one, thoroughly dominating the first two quarters. They outgained Minnesota 281-69, had 21 first downs to the Vikings' two and held the ball for 23 minutes and 32 seconds to take a 27-0 lead at the half.

LINE SHUFFLE

The Vikings have had issues with their offensive line all season and have lost five players on the unit to season-ending injuries. Center Joe Berger missed the two previous games with a concussion, but returned to play on Sunday. With right guard Joe Berger out with a concussion, Berger moved over to fill his place and Nick Easton started his third straight game at center.

INJURIES

Colts: LB Chris Carter left the game in the first half with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Vikings: WR Adam Thielen left the game with a neck injury after a big hit from Darius Butler. ... FB Zach Line suffered a concussion. ... DT Tom Johnson limped off the field in the third quarter with an injured right hamstring.

UP NEXT

Colts: It doesn't get any easier for Indianapolis next week when it heads to Oakland to face the Raiders on Saturday.

Vikings: Minnesota hits the road for the final time this season for a crucial showdown with NFC North rival Green Bay on Saturday. The Vikings beat the Packers in Week 2.

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Key Players
A. Luck 12 QB
250 YDs, 2 TDs, 0 INTs
K. Rudolph 82 TE
97 YDs, 0 TDs
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 11:57
K.Forbath 51 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-J.Locke.
9
plays
39
yds
2:58
pos
34
6
Point After TD 14:55
(Kick formation) A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
34
3
Touchdown 14:55
A.Luck pass deep left to P.Dorsett for 50 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
88
yds
3:56
pos
33
3
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:51
K.Forbath 32 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-K.McDermott, Holder-J.Locke.
12
plays
71
yds
4:10
pos
27
3
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:00
A.Vinatieri 50 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
2
plays
4
yds
0:19
pos
27
0
Point After TD 0:33
(Kick formation) A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
24
0
Touchdown 0:33
R.Turbin right end for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
91
yds
5:35
pos
23
0
Point After TD 7:16
(Kick formation) A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
17
0
Touchdown 7:16
A.Luck pass deep left to E.Swoope for 27 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
92
yds
5:39
pos
16
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:22
(Kick formation) A.Vinatieri extra point is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
plays
yds
pos
10
0
Touchdown 2:22
R.Turbin up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
52
yds
4:57
pos
9
0
Field Goal 9:01
A.Vinatieri 48 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-M.Overton, Holder-P.McAfee.
11
plays
46
yds
5:59
pos
3
0
Time of Pos 37:02 22:58
1st Downs 27 20
Rushing 9 0
Passing 14 18
Penalty 4 2
3rd Down Conv 7-13 3-9
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 411 282
Total Plays 68 56
Avg Gain 6.0 5.0
Net Yards Rushing 161 34
Rush Attempts 40 9
Avg Rush Yards 4.0 3.8
Net Yards Passing 250 248
Comp. - Att. 21-28 32-42
Yards Per Pass 8.9 5.9
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 5-43
Penalties - Yards 5-55 6-27
Touchdowns 4 0
Rushing TDs 2 0
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-42.3 3-48.7
Return Yards 67 124
Punts - Returns 1-30 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-37 4-124
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Kicking 6/6 2/2
Extra Points 4/4 0/0
Field Goals 2/2 2/2
Red Zone Eff. 2-3 -67% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-0 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colts 7-710170734
Vikings 7-700336
250 PASS YDS 248
161 RUSH YDS 34
411 TOTAL YDS 282
Colts
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
A. Luck 12 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75% 250 2 0 125.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.7% 3631 27 10 97.1
A. Luck 21/28 250 2 0 22
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
F. Gore 23 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
26 101 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
234 891 4
F. Gore 26 101 0 9 11
R. Turbin 33 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 32 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 131 6
R. Turbin 7 32 2 12 17
J. Todman 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 59 0
J. Todman 4 19 0 12 1
A. Luck 12 QB
22
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 312 1
A. Luck 1 8 0 8 22
J. Ferguson 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 20 0
J. Ferguson 2 1 0 1 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
P. Dorsett 15 WR
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 50 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 464 2
P. Dorsett 1 1 50 1 50 11
E. Swoope 86 TE
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 50 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 230 1
E. Swoope 3 3 50 1 27 11
T. Hilton 13 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 3 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 81 1248 6
T. Hilton 7 3 45 0 31 4
J. Doyle 84 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 32 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 52 528 4
J. Doyle 4 4 32 0 13 3
C. Rogers 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 3 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 201 0
C. Rogers 5 3 24 0 9 2
R. Turbin 33 RB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 22 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 22 150 0
R. Turbin 2 2 22 0 17 17
F. Gore 23 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 251 4
F. Gore 4 4 14 0 9 11
D. Allen 83 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 29 341 5
D. Allen 2 1 13 0 13 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
E. Jackson 53 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-18 0 2.0
E. Jackson 6-1 0.0 0 0
M. Adams 29 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-14 2 0.0
M. Adams 5-1 0.0 1 1
R. Melvin 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
49-6 0 0.0
R. Melvin 4-0 0.0 0 0
A. Morrison 44 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-10 0 0.0
A. Morrison 4-0 0.0 0 0
T. Green 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-10 0 0.0
T. Green 4-3 0.0 0 0
D. Morris 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-4 1 0.0
D. Morris 4-2 0.0 0 0
A. Ayers 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-6 1 2.0
A. Ayers 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Milton 40 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
C. Milton 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Walden 93 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-8 0 10.0
E. Walden 2-1 2.0 0 0
T. Cole 58 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 1.0
T. Cole 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Todman 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
J. Todman 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Butler 20 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-6 3 0.0
D. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. King 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. King 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Farley 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
M. Farley 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Mathis 98 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-5 0 4.0
R. Mathis 1-0 1.0 0 1
Z. Kerr 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-5 0 2.5
Z. Kerr 1-1 1.0 0 0
V. Davis 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-2 1 0.0
V. Davis 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. McGill 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 2.0
T. McGill 1-0 1.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Vinatieri 4 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
25/28 39/39
A. Vinatieri 2/2 50 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
P. McAfee 1 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
49 49.1 17
P. McAfee 3 42.3 2 44
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Todman 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 18.5 26 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 31.4 99 1
J. Todman 2 18.5 26 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Rogers 80 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 9.1 30 0
C. Rogers 1 30.0 30 0
Vikings
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
S. Bradford 8 QB
7
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.2% 291 0 1 84.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.6% 3245 14 4 97.0
S. Bradford 32/42 291 0 1 7
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Peterson 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 72 0
A. Peterson 6 22 0 13 0
J. McKinnon 21 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
132 400 1
J. McKinnon 3 12 0 6 6
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Rudolph 82 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
10 8 97 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 66 670 6
K. Rudolph 10 8 97 0 28 9
J. McKinnon 21 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 9 59 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 35 199 1
J. McKinnon 9 9 59 0 15 6
C. Johnson 12 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 5 50 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 18 205 0
C. Johnson 5 5 50 0 17 5
C. Patterson 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 49 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 49 401 2
C. Patterson 8 5 49 0 19 4
M. Asiata 44 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 20 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 26 202 0
M. Asiata 1 1 20 0 20 2
S. Diggs 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 2 13 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 80 874 2
S. Diggs 5 2 13 0 11 1
J. Wright 17 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 2 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 6 43 0
J. Wright 2 1 2 0 2 0
A. Peterson 28 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 1 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 3 8 0
A. Peterson 1 1 1 0 1 0
A. Thielen 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 56 758 3
A. Thielen 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
A. Harris 41 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-8 0 0.0
A. Harris 9-6 0.0 0 0
L. Joseph 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
37-31 0 3.0
L. Joseph 7-6 0.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
34-7 4 0.0
X. Rhodes 6-0 0.0 0 0
A. Sendejo 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-23 2 0.5
A. Sendejo 6-1 0.0 0 0
E. Kendricks 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-31 1 0.0
E. Kendricks 5-4 0.0 0 0
C. Greenway 52 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-14 1 0.0
C. Greenway 3-1 0.0 0 0
T. Newman 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-5 1 0.0
T. Newman 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Stephen 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-17 0 0.0
S. Stephen 2-2 0.0 0 0
J. Locke 18 P
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Locke 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Peterson 28 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Peterson 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Johnson 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
11-6 1 2.0
T. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Sirles 78 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Sirles 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Munnerlyn 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-16 0 0.0
C. Munnerlyn 1-1 0.0 0 0
K. Brothers 40 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
K. Brothers 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Lamur 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-6 0 0.0
E. Lamur 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Hunter 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-17 0 10.5
D. Hunter 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Diggs 14 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Diggs 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Griffen 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-11 0 8.0
E. Griffen 0-1 0.0 0 0
B. Robison 96 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 7.0
B. Robison 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Barr 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
33-25 0 2.0
A. Barr 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
K. Forbath 5 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
12/12 5/7
K. Forbath 2/2 51 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Locke 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 48.7 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
67 43.4 33
J. Locke 3 48.7 2 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Patterson 84 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 31.0 40 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
24 31.5 104 1
C. Patterson 4 31.0 40 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IND 24 5:59 11 46 FG
7:19 IND 48 4:57 11 52 TD
0:10 IND 17 1:03 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:55 IND 8 5:39 9 92 TD
6:08 IND 9 5:35 13 91 TD
0:19 MIN 36 0:19 2 4 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:15 IND 33 2:14 3 8 Punt
3:51 IND 12 3:56 7 88 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:57 IND 25 4:11 6 18 Punt
5:09 MIN 30 3:09 5 16 Downs
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:01 MIN 25 1:42 3 5 Punt
2:22 MIN 25 2:12 4 14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:07 MIN 38 1:12 3 4 Punt
7:16 50 1:08 2 41 Fumble
0:33 MIN 23 0:14 1 0 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 13 4:45 9 55 Fumble
8:01 MIN 15 4:10 12 71 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 MIN 28 2:58 9 39 FG
7:46 MIN 16 2:37 7 14 Downs
2:00 MIN 14 2:00 8 59 Game