Vikings vs. Colts: 5 takeaways from Week 2 of the Preseason

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Jake Browning
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Players who stood out the most

Yes, the Minnesota Vikings lost the game in a low-scoring fashion. Still, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about a team that might have bored fans watching at home expecting the team to score quite a few points against the Colts.

Here are some individuals who made a great impression during Week 2 of the preseason:

  • K.J. Osborn, WR – Once again, Osborn caught both targets thrown his way for a total of 27 yards. he is making great strides toward getting playing time during the 2021 NFL season.
  • Chazz Surratt, LB – Leading the way with 10 tackles on the day, Surratt brought down five of those ball carriers by himself with one of those being a tackle for a loss.
  • Kris Boyd, CB – Boyd only had three tackles (two solo) but he was in the right position on several occasions to make things difficult for opposing quarterbacks.
  • Troy Dye, LB – His awareness to intercept a pass and bring it back to the house was nice but he nearly followed up that play with another big interception. He also had five tackles with one of those being for a loss.
  • Oli Udoh and Ezra Cleveland, OL – The starting guards for Minnesota looked more than capable when handing the starting guard positions. They looked good as run blockers and held their own well as pass blockers.

Britton Colquitt and the “Meaty Boys” on the defensive line all got some love earlier in this article and severs did well on defense. Let’s hope the offense can step up next week and show they belong on the field against the Chiefs on Friday.

What did you learn from the second Minnesota Vikings preseason game? And what you were most disappointed with? Let us know your opinions on the game against the Colts in the comments.