October 31, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Sage Rosenfels led Minnesota to scoring drives on the first two series, helping the Vikings beat the Indianapolis Colts 13-3 on Friday night.
Rosenfels completed 10 of 13 passes for 91 yards to take the early lead in the team's quarterback duel. Chester Taylor scored the game's only touchdown on a 5-yard run in the first quarter.
Tarvaris Jackson, last year's starting quarterback, completed seven of 15 passes for 39 yards and led the Vikings to a field goal.
Indy went into typical preseason mode for coach Jim Caldwell's debut. Five offensive starters and the top five defensive backs all sat out. Peyton Manning took only six snaps and was sacked three times, and the Vikings outgained Indy 147-0 in the first quarter.