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Counting snaps: Peterson gets 60% of snaps in Week 1 win

By Matthew Coller

A look at snap counts released by the NFL reveals running back Adrian Peterson played in just 60% of snaps in the Minnesota Vikings 25-16 win over the Tennessee Titans. Peterson struggled on the ground, gaining just 31 yards on 19 carries and did not catch either pass that was thrown his way.

Here are some other observations on the Vikings’ snap counts from Sunday (out of 63 total snaps).


– You have to wonder if Jerick McKinnon was a full speed against the Titans. He was on the injury report most of the week and only got 16 snaps. In a game where Adrian Peterson struggled, McKinnon normally might have made more of an impact.

– Matt Asiata was on the field for 9 plays

– Offensive coordinator Norv Turner preferred two TE sets to using the fullback, but only by a little. Backup TE David Morgan played 20 snaps while FB Zach Line received 15 plays.

– Adam Thielen may be looking at a few more opportunities after his four-catch performance against Tennessee. He was on the field for 35 plays (and 15 special teams plays).

– Stefon Diggs led all wide receivers in snaps with 56 snaps, tight end Kyle Rudolph played in 58

– Cordarrelle Patterson was only on the field for five snaps, while first-round pick Laquon Treadwell did not play a single snap


– Rookie Mackensie Alexander made a strong impression during the preseason but only saw the field on two defensive plays Sunday

– Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, Trae Waynes, Andrew Sendejo and Harrison Smith Played every snap

– Sharrif Floyd, who was been plagued by injury at times, rotated in by playing 25 snaps. Tom Johnson played 29 and Shamar Stephen


The post Counting snaps: Peterson gets 60% of snaps in Week 1 win appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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