While four defenders – safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo, and linebackers Eric Kendricks and Anthony Barr – played all 66 snaps on defense against the Giants, Greenway was in for only two defensive snaps.
That meant nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn saw his most extensive time of the season to date, playing all but two defensive snaps. With so much action in the secondary, the Vikings rotated their outside cornerbacks, with Terence Newman playing 56 snaps, Xavier Rhodes 45 and Trae Waynes 31.
Offensively, if it looked like Cordarrelle Patterson was on the field more than, it’s because he was. And then some. In the first three games of the season, Patterson played a combined 13 snaps on offense. In the fourth game, he played in 36 snaps.
TE Kyle Rudolph was the most-used of the skill-position players, playing in 72 of the 74 offensive snaps, with WR Stefon Diggs next at 69. WR Charles Johnson, who had his best game of the season, was only on the field for 22 snaps but made the most of them, catching two passes for 70 yards.
VIKINGS SNAP COUNTS VS. GIANTS
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