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2:51 PM - The Vikings fall to 7-7 with a 34-6 home loss to the Colts. Kai Forbath kicked a pair of field goals for Minnesota, whose defense gave up 411 total yards to the Colts. Minnesota is on the road next weekend with a Saturday road game in Green Bay.

2:46 PM - The Vikings will take over at their own 14-yard line after a turnover on downs by the Colts.

2:32 PM - The Vikings force an Indianapolis punt and will take over on their own 16-yard line. Minnesota trails 34-6 with 7:46 left in the fourth quarter.

2:21 PM - Forbath hits a season-long 51-yard field goal as the Vikings trail 34-6. He has made all 12 of his field goal attempts with the Vikings this season.

2:14 PM - Adam Thielen (neck) and Tom Johnson (hamstring) are out for the rest of the game.

2:12 PM -The Colts score on a 50-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the fourth quarter. The Vikings trail 34-3.

2:10 PM - The Vikings trail 27-3 at the end of the third quarter. Indianapolis has 327 yards of offense while Minnesota has 170.

2:00 PM - The Vikings get on the board with a 32-yard field goal by Kai Forbath. Minnesota drove down to the 5-yard line but had to kick a field goal after a sack and incomplete pass.

Minnesota trails 27-3.

1:50 PM - Minnesota's defense forces a quick three-and-out against the Colts. The Vikings will take over on their own 15-yard line.

1:45 PM - The Vikings get near the red zone before Sam Bradford is stripped as the Colts recover the fumble. Indianapolis takes over on the Vikings 33-yard line.

1:37 PM - The Vikings will start the second half on their own 13-yard line. Fullback Zach Line is out for the remainder of the game with a concussion.

1:25 PM - The Vikings trail 27-0 at the half. Minnesota's defense has given up 281 yards of offense, including 98 yards on the ground. Indianapolis has converted 5 of 8 third-down tries, while the Vikings are 0 of 3. The Colts have 21 first downs; the Vikings have 2.

1:22 PM -The Colts sink another field goal and extend the lead to 27-0 heading into halftime.

1:20 PM -Sam Bradford is intercepted and the Colts will take over at Minnesota's 36-yard line.

1:17 PM -Minnesota trails 24-0 after the Vikings missed numerous tackles on a 6-yard touchdown run by the Colts.

1:07 PM - Minnesota trails 17-0 at the 2-minute warning of the first half. The Colts have 237 yards of total offense; the Vikings have 69.

1:01 PM - The Vikings get inside the red zone before the Colts recover an Adrian Peterson fumble. Indianapolis takes over at its own 9-yard line.

12:54 PM - Indianapolis leads 17-0 after a 27-yard touchdown pass. The Colts went 92 yards in nine plays.

12:44 PM - Minnesota goes three-and-out before Jeff Locke uncorks a 50-yard punt to pin the Colts at their own 8-yard line.

12:42 PM - The Vikings defense forces a quick three-and-out before an Indianapolis punt. Minnesota takes over on its own 38-yard line.

12:40 PM - Minnesota trails 10-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Colts are outgaining the Vikings 101-24 in total yards.

12:35 PM - The Vikings pick up 17 yards on their first play of the drive but then gain two yards on their next three plays and are forced to punt. The Colts will start at their own 17-yard line.

12:28 PM - The Colts score on a 1-yard run a lead 10-0. The Vikings defense forced a field goal inside the 5-yard line but an unsportsmanlike penalty on the field goal try gave Indianapolis a first down.

12:16 PM - The Vikings go three-and-out as Adrian Peterson has a 2-yard carry and a 1-yard reception in his first action since Week 2. The Colts will start at their own 48-yard line after a 30-yard punt return.

12:11 PM - Minnesota trails 3-0 after a 48-yard field goal by Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri. The Vikings defense allowed three first downs before holding strong before the red zone.

View behind-the-scenes pregames images and images of fans braving the cold before the Vikings-Colts game on Sunday.

12:03 PM - Adrian Peterson, Chad Greenway, Kyle Rudolph, Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Andrew Sendejo are today's captains for the Vikings. Minnesota wins the toss and elects to defer. The Colts will start with the ball.

10:47 AM -The changes to the Vikings starting lineup have been announced:

10:42 AM - Here are the Colts inactives for Sunday's game:

OG- Denzelle Good (concussion)

DT-Arthur Jones (groin)

WR-Donte Moncrief (hamstring)

OT- Joe Reitz (back)

10:30 AM - The Vikings have struggled to get their ground-game going all season long, but as the team looks to win out and make a push for the playoffs, the offense should get a big-time shot in the arm this afternoon against the Colts as they welcome Adrian Peterson back to the lineup.

Out since week two after tearing his meniscus against the Packers, the future Hall of Famer returned to practice this week and declared himself ready to go on Friday, with the team formally activating him from Injured Reserve on Saturday.

That's the good news. The bad news is that the Vikings will again have to shuffle the team's depleted offensive line, with starting G Brandon Fusco out today due to a concussion. That group has played better in recent weeks and will look to pave a path for Peterson against a Colts' defense that ranks 23rd against the run.

Peterson's return should if nothing else open some things up for Sam Bradford and the passing game. Bradford had arguably his top game as a Viking against the Jaguars a week ago, and assuming he gets the same type of protection he's received the last couple of weeks, should be in position to continue his strong play today in the friendly confines of U.S. Bank Stadium.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Vikings will be without two key pieces of the secondary as S Harrison Smith (ankle) and CB Trae Waynes (concussion) are both out. That means more of a load will fall on the team's front-seven that will be going against an offensive line that will likely start three rookies. Colts' QBs have been sacked 40 times already this season, tied for second-most in the NFL, and with the home crowd behind them, the like of Everson Griffen, Brian Robison and Danielle Hunter have to be chomping at the bit.

A key matchup to watch will be CB Captain Munnerlyn taking on WR T.Y. Hilton. The Vikings usually like to have CB Xavier Rhodes shadow the other team's top wideout, but with Hilton lining up in the slot more often than not, it could be up to Munnerlyn to take care of Hilton, who is second in the NFL with 1,203 receiving yards.

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