The Vikings had what appeared to be a very promising opening drive going, moving the ball all the way down to the Colts' 21-yard line. However, consecutive penalties on Charlie Johnson and Phil Loadholt could not be overcome, and the Vikings had to settle for a 51-yard Blair Walsh field goal to take a 3-0 lead halfway through the quarter.
The Colts answered back with an impressive drive on their own, as the Vikings continued to not be able to get off the field on third down. The Colts went 80 yards in 13 plays, taking nearly seven minutes and concluding the drive with a 3-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Luck to rookie tight end Dwayne Allen.
That's where we stand now as the second quarter gets underway with the Colts holding a 7-3 lead. A huge Percy Harvin kickoff return allowed the Vikings to start out near midfield on their second possession.
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