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Colts vs. Vikings Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

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Sunday, December 18, the Indianapolis Colts (6-7) take on the Minnesota Vikings (7-6). The game will be played at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Read on for our Colts vs. Vikings prediction and preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its FPI rating, Minnesota wins the match-up between the two teams 68.6 percent of the time. The spread also suggests that the Vikings are favored to win the contest.

Spread: Vikings -4

Game Time: 1:00 p.m. E.T.

Channel: CBS

Colts vs. Vikings preview:

The Colts playoff chances took a massive hit last weekend with a loss to the Texans. That, combined with a Tennessee victory over the Broncos, puts the Colts at third place in their division, and in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs. Serious jeopardy as in: The Colts need a miracle to win the AFC South. The entire identity of this team relies on Andrew Luck being superhuman, and it just isn't—and shouldn't be expected to be—sustainable for an entire season. The Colts need a serious retooling, from the top on down.

The Vikings are an enigma, and by that I mean it's impossible to tell if this team is actually any good or not. They started off the season by winning five in a row, then they lost four in a row, and now they're just kind of hanging out, trading wins and losses week to week. They close out the season with match-ups against the Packers and the Bears, and those are must win games.

Colts vs. Vikings prediction:

After the Colts lost a very winnable game to the Texans, I've lost absolutely all faith in them as a team. That being said, the Vikings aren't that much more reliable. Sam Bradford plays well occasionally, and the offensive line is a revolving door. Still, they have a terrifying defense, and that defense will feast on the Colts offensive line (that is somehow even worse than the Vikings) all day on Sunday. Vikings win.

Vikings 23, Colts 17