Minnesota Vikings Week 2: Keys to Vikings Victory over Indianapolis Colts

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Minnesota Vikings Week 2: Keys to Vikings Victory over Indianapolis Colts
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If the Vikings hope to start the season off 2-0 without a second nail-biter in a row, there are a few things they should focus on to make that happen.

Defensively they need to come out of the gate a lot stronger than last week, where they seemingly tripped and fell on their faces. Even though they redeemed themselves in overtime, they still gave up the big touchdown at the end of the fourth quarter, and they gave up way too many big plays throughout the game.

Offensively, they need to produce more earlier in the game and build a cushion. Even though they managed to get just enough yards to let rookie kicker Blair Walsh take it home, it isn't exactly a formula for consistent success.

If the Vikings can accomplish 5 of these 7 main goals next week, victory will easily be within their grasp.

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