Zimmer's Vikings D gets another elite QB, Colts' Andrew Luck

INDIANAPOLIS (6-7) at MINNESOTA (7-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Vikings by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 6-6-1, Minnesota 8-5

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 16-7-1

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Vikings 23-20, Sept. 6, 2012

LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Texans 22-17; Vikings beat Jaguars 25-16

AP PRO32 RANKING -Colts No. 19, Vikings No. 16

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (24), PASS (9)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (24), PASS (26)

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (24)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (16), PASS (3)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts finish season at Oakland and home against Jacksonville and face uphill climb to make playoffs after losing home game to division rival Houston last week. Indianapolis trails Texans and Titans in AFC South. ... Colts RB Frank Gore needs 77 yards from scrimmage to pass Tony Dorsett for 10th on NFL's career list. ... QB Andrew Luck is second on team in rushing with 304 yards, just 84 yards fewer than Vikings leading rusher Jerick McKinnon. ... Luck did not practice Wednesday because of sore shoulder but said he expects to play Sunday. ... Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is tied for NFL lead with 12 receptions of 25 yards or more. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson returned to practice this week after missing 11 games with torn meniscus in right knee. He has targeted Dec. 24 against Green Bay for return, but coach Mike Zimmer wouldn't rule out this week. ... Vikings QB Sam Bradford has six games with passer rating over 100 this season, career high. ... Vikings DEs Danielle Hunter (10+), Everson Griffen (8.0) and Brian Robison (7.0) have combined for 25+ sacks, most among any DE group in NFL. ... Stefon Diggs needs 139 yards to become first Vikings WR to have 1,000 in season since Sidney Rice in 2009. ... Vikings are one of only three teams (Arizona, Houston) that has not allowed 300-yard passer this season. ... After Colts, Vikings play at Green Bay and home against Chicago and figure they need to win all three games to make playoffs. ... Fantasy Tip: Colts have issues protecting Luck, so Vikings defense could be good choice and get several sacks.

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