[Minnesota at Indianapolis,
9 p.m. tomorrow]
TV: WJLA-7, WMAR-2
Number of sacks for the Vikings' defense last week in their loss to the Giants.
Number of times Colts quarterback Peyton Manning has been sacked this season. This one has all the makings -- lots of offense, putrid defenses, an indoor stadium -- of a good Arena League game. All it needs are nets on the uprights and Jon Bon Jovi as an owner.
The Vikings are preparing to play without Randy Moss, who will miss the first game of his career because of a sore hamstring. That could make it hard for Minnesota to keep up with the Colts, the league's highest-scoring team, especially when combined with wide receiver Marcus Robinson's sore foot. On the positive side, though, Onterrio Smith will return from his four-game suspension, giving the Vikings approximately 38 capable running backs.
Everyone knows the Colts can air it out, but their success over the past few years has been more predicated on how well and often Edgerrin James carries the ball. They're 30-7 when James gets 100 yards, but 7-14 when James doesn't have at least 19 carries.
Indianapolis's offensive linemen are also happy when James breaks 100, since he gives them an envelope filled with cash in the amount of his rushing total after each triple-figure game.