Stefon Diggs has gone from the game-day inactives to one of the Minnesota Vikings’ most-used players.
Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs was only Diggs’ second game active and he was used more than any other receiver or skill-position player other than Teddy Bridgewater. The starting five offensive linemen and Bridgewater played all 70 offensive snaps, but Diggs was next with 57 snaps.
Mike Wallace played 54 of the 70 offensive snaps, followed in the receiving corps by Jarius Wright (31), Adam Thielen (10) and Cordarrelle Patterson (7). Diggs and Wallace were each targeted nine times, but it was Diggs with a team-leading seven receptions for 129 yards.
On defense, Andrew Sendejo’s knee held up well enough that he not only made the start after being listed as questionable, but he was one of four defenders to play all 62 defensive snaps, joining Anthony Barr, Xavier Rhodes and Harrison Smith.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks played in all but one snap as the new base-defense middle linebacker.
On the defensive line, with Everson Griffen out with illness, Brian Robison led the way with 53 of the 62 defensive plays, followed by Danielle Hunter, making his first start in place of Griffen, with 50 snaps. Linval Joseph played in 43 snaps, followed by Sharrif Floyd (42), Tom Johnson (38), Scott Crichton (20) and Shamar Stephen (3).
SNAP COUNTS VS. CHIEFS