TLY Super Bowl I - Vikings v. Colts

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  1. JSimms

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    AP Scores Game-Winning TD in First Ever Super Bowl Decided in OT
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    Indianapolis, IN - The 2012 Super Bowl turned out to be a home game for the AFC representative, a Colts team that had reeled off 14 straight games coming into the year's finale. Their opponent - the Minnesota Vikings, one of the few teams left in the league that had not won a Super Bowl. However, this year's team finished the season #1 in total defense, reminiscent of their city's team in the 60's and 70's, and the Purple People Eater signs were back in the stands for the first time in decades.

    Injuries - neither team came into the game at full strength. The Colts were without their All-Pro running back, Lamar Miller, who they had relied upon heavily throughout the season. The Vikings were without game-changer Percy Harvin, as well as both their #1 and #2 MLBers. Just before the game, the Vikings decided to pick-up veteran MLB (and ex-Colt) Gary Brackett to start in the game.

    The first half was a defense struggle for both teams. The Colts were able to move the ball, but rookie QB Andrew Luck showed his age several times in the half and threw two costly picks in Viking territory. The Vikings would do what they do best - hand the ball off to 'All Day' with good results. However, they would be held to just two FG's in the first half, and the Colts could only muster one (Gano also missed one right before the half, a 56-yarder as they tried to capitalize on a bad decision by the Vikings to throw it from their end of the field with just 12 seconds left in the half.) Score at half: Vikings 6; Colts 3.

    The Colts would get the ball first to start the 2nd half, and Andrew Luck finally got the offense going and in the end zone for 6. He would hit Joseph Addai out of the backfield for 42 yards and the score to put the Colts up 10-6. The Vikings would respond with a nice drive of their own, and capped it off with an Adrian Peterson TD to go back on top, 13-10. The Colts would march back down the field, but Luck again got sloppy with a pass over the middle and newly-acquired MLB Gary Brackett would pick him off (he would finish the day with 7 tackles & the INT - not bad for someone that had watched the first 3 rounds of the playoffs on his couch in Indy.) The Vikings would then put together another nice drive, capped off by a TD throw from Ponder to Pro Bowl TE Kyle Rudolph to put them up 10 with just 7 minutes to play.

    For the second week in a row, the Vikings would see a 10-point 4th quarter lead disappear. Luck would hit TE Dwayne Allen from 2 yards out on 3rd and Goal to bring the Colts within 3. The Vikings would get the ball back, and marched down to the Colts 40 yard line. They faced a dilemma - 4th and 1 on the Colts 40 with 2:05 to play. Instead of punting, they decided to go for the win. The FB dive by Jerome Felton was STUFFED! Colts ball down 3 with 2:01 to play (and 1 timeout). The Colts would drive the ball down the field again, and ended up with the ball inside the 5 yard line, 1st and Goal with approx. 60 seconds to play. But, for the second week in a row, the Viking D would stand tall on the goal line, stuffing three straight run plays and forcing the Colts to kick a FG and force OT.

    Overtime - The Colts would receive the ball first, and Luck would continue his dominance over the Viking secondary. However, they would stall inside the Viking 35 and had to settle for a FG and hope that the D could win them the game. The final drive for the Vikings relied heavily upon AP, who would finish the day with 185 yards on the ground. Around midfield, the Colts would force a 4th and 10, but 2nd-year QB Christian Ponder made a beautiful read and throw, a 12-yard slant to Michael Jenkins (only in the lineup because of the injury to Harvin) for a first down! Two AP runs later, he was walking into the end zone from 8 yards out. Final Score: Vikings 26; Colts 23.

    Another amazing game, Gngsta4Lyphe. Two straight OT playoff wins - the Vikings definitely had to earn this year's trophy!

    And this year's Super Bowl MVP goes to....
     
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  2. JSimms

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    MVP: HB Adrian Peterson - 30 carries, 185 yards, 2 TD; 1 catch, 3 yards

    Other Notables:

    Vikings:
    QB Christian Ponder - 14 of 20, 1 TD, 1 INT, 209 yds
    TE Kyle Rudolph - 5 catches, 88 yds, 1 TD
    LE Brian Robison - 5 Tackles, 3 TFL, 3 Sacks
    MLB Gary Brackett - 7 Tackles, 1 INT

    Colts:
    MLB Kavell Conner - 11 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Sack
    QB Andrew Luck - 24 of 40, 369 yds, 2 TD, 3 INT; 2 carries, 23 yds
    HB Joseph Addai - 22 carries, 87 yds
    TE Michael Egnew - 8 catches, 101 yds
    WR Reggie Wayne - 5 catches, 93 yds
     
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  3. Ace847

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    An instant classic. I can really appreciate that goal line stand at the end of regulation. Very hard to do and saved you from the bad press you would have got for going for it on fourth. Thankfully, for your job's sake, your number one defense came up huge for you. This is a tough one for the Colts because it sounds like they had a great shot to win the game. This would be a great Superbowl to watch in real life. Kinda reminds me of what the Vikings Saints nfc championship could have been a few years ago. Farve getting the ball back down by 3 in overtime to have a shot to take his team to the superbowl! I really like the new OT rules. The colts would have won this one a few years ago in sudden death but I'm glad the rule changed. It makes it far more interesting.
     
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  4. Boom29

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    JSimms,

    Congrats on winning the Super Bowl. If schedule logic is right in the game, we should play in S2. Looking forward to it.
     

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