Though it could not sense like it at moments, the Minnesota Vikings have been a huge franchise since 2015, ranking seventh-greatest via get share.
Minnesota has toppled every NFL workforce since the begin of 2015 — apart from 1.
And that’s the Indianapolis Colts, a staff touring to Minneapolis for a 7 days 15 day with the Vikings at U.S. Financial institution Stadium. The Vikings haven’t beaten the Colts because 1997, getting rid of 6 straight showdowns with the AFC foe. Sure, 25 several years.
Apart from the Colts, the Vikings longest acquire-hole among opponents lands on the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, who Minnesota last conquer in 2015. All groups not named Chiefs or Colts have been defeated by the Vikings considering that 2015. Not undesirable.
The Vikings have also snapped other prolonged droughts in 2022. Prior to Thanksgiving night, Minnesota hadn’t taken care of small business towards the New England Patriots considering the fact that 2000. And then with the Miami Dolphins, the Vikings hadn’t gained a road video game at Miami due to the fact 1976. The Vikings finished that naughty streak in October.
Furthermore, in the past two seasons that Minnesota confronted Indianapolis, the Vikings determined to enjoy their worst recreation of the period. In 2016, Mike Zimmer’s Vikings had been completely lifeless versus the Andrew Luck-led Colts, dropping at U.S. Bank Stadium 34-6 and proficiently eliminating on their own from the 2016 postseason event. Then, four a long time afterwards, the Vikings traveled to Indiana for a Week 2 tryst in 2020 and looked entirely anemic, as soon as all over again, vs . the Colts. Followers of the Colts could possibly think the Vikings, on the total, are a rotten franchise, evidenced by the past two meetings involving the clubs.
This year could possibly be various, however. Minnesota is a 4-place house most loved, the drought can only final so prolonged, and the Vikings should have additional commitment right after getting rid of to the Detroit Lions past weekend. That and — the Colts are not incredibly good, owning a 4-8-1 (.346) document via 13 weeks.
All round, the Vikings have not toppled the Colts since Kirk Cousins was in next quality. Indianapolis lately looks to obtain the Vikings at their worst. Maybe this is the video game when bizarre streaks appear to an conclude.
Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his each day YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs each Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Viking fandom dates back again to 1996. Outlined guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Product, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doorways (the band).