Sep 16, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Jenkins (84) at Lucas Oil Stadium. Indianapolis defeats Minnesota 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Vikings Vs. Colts: Wrapping Up A Rough Loss For Minnesota

Last week, the Vikings got a huge last-second field goal to lead them to victory. This week, they were victims of one, as Adam Vinatieri's 53-yarder gave the Indianapolis Colts a 23-20 victory at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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NFL Power Rankings, Week 3: Where Minnesota Is Mystifying

The NFL power rankings for Week 3 stay pretty similar at the top with the San Francisco 49ers in front of everyone else, but we're wondering just good the San Diego Super Chargers are this season.

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Vikings Vs. Colts: Jared Allen Embarrassed By Minnesota Defense

The Minnesota Vikings rallied to tie the Indianapolis Colts with just 31 seconds to play in the fourth quarter, but despite having little time, Andrew Luck was able to guide Indianapolis into range for the game-winning field goal. The Colts prevailed, 23-20.

After the game, Minnesota defensive end Jared said he was not proud of the effort from the team's defense. "That was embarrassing," Allen said. "Yeah, I don't know. I've got nothing to say."

The Vikings rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final quarter only to have their hopes dashed by that last effort from the Colts' offense. Overall, though, Minnesota's defense wasn't bad. The Vikings allowed just 278 total yards to the Colts, who averaged just 4.4 yards per play.

Minnesota hosts the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.

Head over to Daily Norseman for more Vikings news, and be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for more coverage from around the league.

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Vikings Vs. Colts 2012: Christian Ponder Plays Well In 4th Quarter

The Minnesota Vikings came up short on Sunday, but they finished with a strong fourth-quarter rally that nearly turned the tide. SB Nation's Daily Norseman appreciated the play of quarterback Christian Ponder over the final 15 minutes:

There's something cool about a guy that can bring a team back from two scores down and tie the game late. Yeah, there was a little luck involved, but still, hat tip to the young kid for not giving up and putting the Vikings in position to win the game. Those last two drives were impressive, and absolutely big time and clutch.

Ponder helped the Vikings erase a two-touchdown deficit and tie the game late, but the Colts were able to come right back and get into position for a game-winning field goal. Ponder finished the day 27-35 for 245 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

For more in-depth coverage, visit Vikings blog Daily Norseman. And for all your pro football needs, be sure to check out SB Nation's NFL hub.

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Fantasy Football Advice: Percy Harvin Will Continue To Have Big Role

Percy Harvin's fantasy football owners are probably pretty excited that the Minnesota Vikings wide receiver is averaging 11 touches over his past six games. Good news for them, too, as the team foresees that the former Florida standout will continue to have a big role on offense.

The Vikings will be without suspended wide receiver Jerome Simpson for two more games, allowing offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave to continue using Harvin quite a bit in the offensive gameplan:

The kid is so sharp. As you know, we put him all over the place, different personnel groups, different concepts. He occupies different places when we letter our guys in the huddle. He's really got to immerse in the game plan -- and to his credit, he does that.

It'll be interesting to see what happens with Harvin once Simpson is ready to debut, but for now it seems safe to assume he'll get plenty of looks when the Vikings offense is on the field.

Head over to Daily Norseman for more Vikings news, and be sure to visit SB Nation's NFL hub for more coverage from around the league.

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