The 2015 NFL preseason kicked off with this year’s Hall of Fame game featuring the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh Steelers.
New to Minnesota this season is wide receiver Mike Wallace, who we got to see a small sampling of playing in purple. Wallace only played in one series of drives, where he unfortunately recorded negative one receiving yards on one attempt.
Mike Wallace gets a carry and doesn't get much. Loss of 1. Never developed.
— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) August 10, 2015
As for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, he looked sharp completing five of six of his attempts for 44 yards. He also made a break for it and took off for a speedy six yard dash before perfectly sliding to the ground to end the play.
— Louisville Fan Base (@UofLFanBASE) August 10, 2015
Watching Bridgewater in action was exciting and only leaves his fans wanting more.
Also playing in the first drive was tight end Kyle Rudolph, who was great to see back in action once again. Rudolph caught two of Bridgewater’s passes for a total of 22 yards. The chemistry between Bridgewater and Rudolph should build this season as long as the tight end can avoid injuries which have plagued him the last two seasons.
As for Wallace, it was a fluky debut that was potentially a humbling experience for his first time out on the field with his new teammates.
In the end, the Vikings made some awesome plays and were victorious over the Steelers, 14-3.
Photo: Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin