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By The Numbers: Colts 28, Vikings 11

Indianapolis Colts
21 Sep 2020, 17:39 GMT+10

Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts’ 2020 Week 2 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium. Colts Communications

INDIANAPOLIS - Check out a list of stats and notes from the Indianapolis Colts' 2020 Week 2 victory over the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colts Team Notes

The Indianapolis Colts improved to 1-1 following a win against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium, 28-11. The Colts have won their home opener in back-to-back seasons.

------ Colts Offense

• Indianapolis finished with a 100-yard rusher (Jonathan Taylor, 101) and a 100-yard receiver (Mo Alie-Cox, 111) in the win. It was the first time the Colts had both a 100-yard rusher and receiver in the same game since Joseph Addai (128) and Pierre Garcon (103) on October 17, 2010 at Washington.

• On the team's opening drive, the Colts totaled 11 rushing plays. It was the highest amount of rushing plays on an opening drive since December 10, 2017 at Buffalo.

• Quarterback Philip Rivers completed 19-of-25 passes for 214 yards, one touchdown and one interception for 97.8 passer rating.

- Rivers tied Fran Tarkenton (124) for the eighth-most wins as a starting quarterback in NFL history. He also tied Terrell Suggs (226) for the 11th-most games started in NFL history.

• Running back Jonathan Taylor made his first career start and tallied 26 carries for 101 yards and one touchdown.

- He is the first Colts rookie to rush for at least 100 yards in a single game since Vick Ballard at Houston on 12/16/12 (105).

- He finished with 18 carries in the first half. It is the most by a running back in the NFL since Derrick Henry (21) on December 16, 2018. It is also tied for the fourth-most carries by a Colts running back in in team history in the first half. Edgerrin James had 19 three different times.

• Tight end Mo Alie-Cox totaled career highs in receptions (five) and receiving yards (111). They were both game highs as well.

------ Colts Defense

• The Colts defense limited the Vikings to 175 total yards and recorded 3.0 sacks, three interceptions and held the Minnesota offense to 2-of-9 (22 percent) on third downs.

- The 175 total yards are the fewest yards allowed by Indianapolis since October 19, 2014 vs. Cincinnati (135).

- The team last recorded three interceptions in Week 14 of the 2019 season at Tampa Bay.

• The Indianapolis defense limited Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins to 11-of-26 completions for 113 yards and three interceptions. His 15.9 passer rating is the lowest passer rating allowed by the Colts since October 9, 2005 at San Francisco (Alex Smith, 8.5).

• Linebacker Darius Leonard led the team in tackles (six) and solo tackles (five). He passed Quentin Coryatt (297) for the fifth-most tackles in a player's first three seasons in Colts history.

• Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner tallied three tackles (two solo), 1.0 tackle for loss and 1.5 sacks. In the second quarter, he recorded a sack-safety on Kirk Cousins and reached 30.0 career sacks.

- It was his first career safety and the team's first since Justin Houston had at Pittsburgh on November 3, 2019.

• Cornerback Kenny Moore II had five tackles (four solo) and his first interception of the season. He also added two passes defensed.

• Safety Khari Willis accumulated three solo tackles, one pass defensed and recorded his first career interception in the second quarter, returning it for 43 yards.

• Cornerback T.J. Carrie recorded his first interception as a Colt and the sixth of his career at the end of the second half. He also added two passes defensed and one solo tackle.

------ Colts Special Teams

• Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship connected on all four of his field goal attempts (28, 38, 38, 44) and added two extra points for 14 points. His 44-yard field goal was a career-long.

- He is the first Indianapolis rookie to convert four field goals in a game since Mike Vanderjagt on December 27, 1998 vs. Carolina.

• Punter Rigoberto Sanchez recorded two punts for 87 yards. He tallied a 39-yard punt in the second quarter to pin Minnesota at their own two-yard line.

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