Players like Dalvin Tomlinson and Michael Pierce made their Vikings debuts against the Colts in the preseason. In the first half, the Minnesota defense looked good.
Tomlinson and Pierce did their share of clogging up holes. For Minnesota fans, it got even better. Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger had his pass tipped up in the air, only to be intercepted by linebacker Troy Dye. Dye ran it back all the way, giving Minnesota its first touchdown of the preseason and its first score of the game.
If Vikings fans were frustrated with the preseason-opening loss to the Broncos, they at least got to see a better defensive showing in the first half against the Colts. At the time this article was published, Minnesota led Indianapolis 10-6 at the half.
Here are some of the best photos from the first half: