Minnesota Vikings Vs. Indianapolis Colts – December 17th 2022

For the ongoing 15th week of the NFL, the Indianapolis Colts are scheduled to play the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday, 17th December, at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The two teams will be playing against each other after more than a year; the last time the two came head-to-head was in August 2021, where the Indianapolis Colts won by 12:10. However, for the upcoming game, the Colts play 5.5-point underdogs with the total set at 47.

Here is a brief review of the two teams’ performance in the season to get an idea of the upcoming game’s output.

Indianapolis Colts Statistics

The Indianapolis Colts come into Saturday’s game with a record of 4-8-1. It has been a tough few weeks for the team, losing three matches in a row. The team managed to squeeze a win over the Oakland Raiders on 14th November but had already lost three matches consecutively before that match. 

The Colts are in 14th place in the AFC for the season, with only the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans below them in the conference. The team played its last match against the Dallas Cowboys and received a thrashing after the Cowboys hit 54 points in response to the Colts’ 19 points. 

On the offence, the Colts have raked a total of 4134 yards in the season. On the run, the team’s average for the season has been 100.2 yards per game, which places them in 26th place in the league. The Colts have scored an average of 16.1 points per game.

The team’s defence has conceded an average of 22.9 points per game, placing them in 19th place in the league. They have conceded an average of 4.2 yards on the run and 126.2 rushing yards per contest. Overall, the team has allowed a total of 1640 rushing yards. Through the air, the Colts have conceded a total of 2452 yards which places them in 3rd place in the league. Via the pass, the team has surrendered an average of 188.6 yards per game, while the completion percentage has been 68.2%. Overall, their conceded yardage average is 314.8 yards per contest, the 8th best in the NFL.

Minnesota Vikings Statistics

The Minnesota Vikings will step into the field on Saturday with a record of 10-3 for the season. The team stands in 2nd place in the NFC, after the Philadelphia Eagles. The team lost its last match against the Detroit Lions by 34:23 after winning three consecutive matches. Before that, the team had lost to the Cowboys and had taken a massive beating at 3:40. 

The Vikings are the 10th highest-scoring team in the league, with an average of 24 points per match. Overall, the Vikings have accumulated 3203 yards through the pass, while the average for the same is 246.4 yards per outing, the 8th best in the league. The rushing yardage for the team stands at 1243 yards, while via the ground, they have raked an average of 95.6 yards. The overall offensive yardage average for the Vikings is 342 yards per match, placing them in 17th place in the NFL.

The Vikings have conceded an average of 24.1 points per game and 313 points in total, which puts them in 24th place. The team has allowed 287.2 yards per game via the air, putting them in the 32nd spot in the league. The team has surrendered an average of 116.5 rushing yards per game and 1515 in total.

Minnesota Vikings Vs. Indianapolis Colts Prediction

It is easy to see why the Vikings are favoured as the likely game-winners. The team has won 6 games on the home turf and lost only one, while the Colts have a record of 2-4-1 on the road. The Colts have also been struggling with scoring throughout the season, having a low average of 16.1 points per outing, giving the Vikings an upper hand for the upcoming game.

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