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Counting snaps: Jerick McKinnon with season high for Minnesota Vikings

As the Minnesota Vikings put together one of their best rushing games of the season, Jerick McKinnon had a season high for snaps.

The Minnesota Vikings came into Saturday’s game against the Green Bay Packers averaging only 3.0 yards per carry. They averaged 4.7 yards in Lambeau Field, with Jerick McKinnon averaging 4.5 yards on 11 carries and Matt Asiata averaging 5.7 on six carries.

McKinnon also got a season-high 54 snaps on offense, 69 percent of the 78 plays on offense, after averaging less than half the snaps throughout the year. Asiata made the most of his 25 snaps, adding three catches for 30 yards.

 Adam Thielen’s career-high 202 yards receiving came on 15 targets in 75 plays, meaning he missed only three snaps on offense, the same amount of plays as tight end Kyle Rudolph. QB Sam Bradford and four offensive linemen – Jeremiah Sirles, T.J. Clemmings, Nick Easton and Alex Boone – were the only players in for every offensive snap.

On defense, Toby Johnson, re-signed to the 53-man roster last week, got his first NFL action with the Vikings, getting 10 of the 59 snaps on defense.

Safeties Harrison Smith and Andrew Sendejo and linebackers Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks were the only defenders to play all 59 defensive plays.

VIKINGS SNAPS vs. PACKERS

  Week 16
  at Green Bay Packers
  Off Def ST
Players 78 59 35
J Berger 62 0 1
B Fusco 0 0 0
A Boone 78 0 3
T Clemmings 78 0 4
J Sirles 78 0 4
S Bradford 78 0 0
K Rudolph 75 0 4
S Diggs 57 0 0
C Johnson 29 0 7
A Thielen 75 0 1
C Patterson 45 0 12
R Ellison 21 0 16
D Morgan 7 0 7
Z Line 0 0 0
M Asiata 25 0 14
J McKinnon 54 0 0
A Peterson 0 0 0
J Wright 1 0 0
L Treadwell 0 0 0
Z Kerin 17 0 4
N Easton 78 0 4
W Beavers 0 0 0
S Hill 0 0 0
A Sendejo 0 59 18
E Kendricks 0 59 7
A Barr 0 59 7
H Smith 0 59 6
X Rhodes 0 53 0
T Newman 0 38 7
T Waynes 0 27 18
E Griffen 0 51 6
B Robison 0 46 6
L Joseph 0 51 7
C Munnerlyn 0 46 0
D Hunter 0 38 2
C Greenway 0 13 7
Tom Johnson 0 0 0
S Stephen 0 39 11
Toby Johnson 0 10 0
M Alexander 0 0 0
A Harris 0 0 21
M Sherels 0 0 23
A Cole 0 0 23
E Lamur 0 0 23
J Trattou 0 1 23
J Kearse 0 0 23
K Brothers 0 0 23
E Robinson 0 0 4
K McDermott 0 0 9
J Locke 0 0 9
K Forbath 0 0 10
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