Jonathan Taylor downgraded to out, but Colts push lead to 20-0 over Vikings

Between the Colts and Vikings, one team has a chance to clinch a division and the other is ostensibly playing for pride at 4-8-1.

But Indianapolis is beating the brakes off Minnesota early, increasing its lead to 20-0 early on in the second quarter.

Down 1o-0, it looked like the Vikings were going to get themselves back in the game when running back Dalvin Cook darted out to a 40-yard run to start the possession after a blocked punt was returned for a touchdown.

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But on the next play, Cook fumbled — the ball getting knocked out by linebacker Zaire Franklin. Cornerback Isaiah Rodgers recovered the loose ball for an extra possession.

Tight end Jelani Woods took a pass 36 yards to put Minnesota in scoring position and quarterback Matt Ryan’s pass to Ashton Dulin put Indianapolis at the 1-yard line.

Ryan then hit running back Deon Jackson with a swing pass for the 1-yard touchdown.

On the ensuing drive, the Vikings elected to go for it on fourth-and-1 from their own 31-yard line. But Cook was stuffed for no gain, resulting in a turnover on downs.

The Colts made it to Minnesota’s 8-yard line for third-and-2, but Zack Moss was stuffed for a 2-yard loss. So the club settled for a 28-yard field goal to make it 20-0.


However, it’s not all good news for the Colts. Running back Jonathan Taylor has been downgraded from questionable to out with his ankle injury.

Jonathan Taylor downgraded to out, but Colts push lead to 20-0 over Vikings originally appeared on Pro Football Talk