Vikings Snap Counts in Week 6 at Chicago

Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell looks up at the scoreboard in the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Vikings improved to 2-4 this past weekend by defeating the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.

The 19-13 victory was a bit of an ugly one, but such is always the case when these two teams meet in the Windy City. During matchups that take place in Chicago, the two teams have not combined for 45+ points since 2018.

With the game in the rearview, here is a look at the Vikings snap counts from Sunday’s victory.


Vikings Snap Counts
Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes in the first half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
  • C Garrett Bradbury (57)
  • QB Kirk Cousins (57)
  • LT Christian Darrisaw (57)
  • RG Ed Ingram (57)
  • RT Brian O’Neill (57)
  • WR K.J. Osborn (53)
  • WR Jordan Addison (49)
  • LG Ezra Cleveland (47)
  • RB Alexander Mattison (45)
  • TE T.J. Hockenson (45)
  • WR Brandon Powell (34)
  • TE Josh Oliver (22)
  • FB C.J. Ham (16)
  • LG Dalton Risner (10)
  • RB Cam Akers (9)
  • TE Johnny Mundt (7)
  • WR Trishton Jackson (4)
  • WR N’Keal Harry (1)

Sunday was Minnesota’s first game without Justin Jefferson in the lineup, so unsurprisingly, both Jordan Addison and K.J. Osborn played the majority of the Vikings offensive snaps versus the Bears. The duo combined for 7 receptions with 76 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, Dalton Risner got his first snaps with the Vikings offense on Sunday, but they came in an unexpected way. LG Ezra Cleveland had to leave the game with a foot injury, thus putting the recently-signed guard into the game. Risner finished with 10 snaps and performed well in pass protection as PFF graded him at 78.4 in that department.


NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears
Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (85) is upended after a catch by Minnesota Vikings cornerback Andrew Booth Jr. (23) and linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) in the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
  • S Camryn Bynum (66)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (66)
  • S Harrison Smith (66)
  • CB Byron Murphy (65)
  • S Josh Metellus (59)
  • OLB Danielle Hunter (56)
  • DL Harrison Phillips (54)
  • CB Akayleb Evans (50)
  • OLB D.J. Wonnum (47)
  • DL Jonathan Bullard (41)
  • OLB Pat Jones (35)
  • NT Khyiris Tonga (30)
  • CB Andrew Booth (26)
  • DL Dean Lowry (25)
  • OLB Marcus Davenport (17)
  • LB Ivan Pace (12)
  • LB Brian Asamoah (7)
  • S Theo Jackson (3)
  • CB Mekhi Blackmon (1)

There are a couple takeaways from the Vikings defensive snaps allotment from Sunday. First and foremost, Marcus Davenport left the game with another ankle injury, thus throwing a monkey wrench back into the OLB position for Minnesota. D.J. Wonnum got the majority of snaps as his replacement while Pat Jones had one of his better games of the season as well.

Meanwhile, snaps continue to go down for LB Ivan Pace as the Vikings send Jordan Hicks as the sole off-ball linebacker on a number of plays. Sunday was by far the rookie’s lowest total of the season.

There was also a big jump in snaps for CB Andrew Booth who saw 26 plays with the defense against Chicago. The second-year CB had a pass breakup, and overall, it was a promising showing from the young corner.

Special Teams

Oct 15, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings punter Ryan Wright (14) punts the ball against the Chicago Bears during the second half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
  • LB Troy Dye (21)
  • S Theo Jackson (18)
  • LB Brian Asamoah (17)
  • S Jay Ward (16)
  • RB Ty Chandler (16)
  • OLB Pat Jones (15)
  • CB NaJee Thompson (14)
  • TE Johnny Mundt (14)
  • FB C.J. Ham (14)
  • LB Ivan Pace (13)
  • OLB D.J. Wonnum (11)
  • S Josh Metellus (11)
  • P Ryan Wright (10)
  • K Greg Joseph (10)
  • LS Andrew DePaola (10)
  • TE Josh Oliver (9)
  • CB Andrew Booth (8)
  • LT Christian Darrisaw (5)
  • RG Ed Ingram (5)
  • LG Dalton Risner (5)
  • IOL Blake Brandel (5)
  • LG Ezra Cleveland (5)
  • OT David Quessenberry (5)
  • NT Khyiris Tonga (4)
  • WR N’Keal Harry (4)
  • WR Brandon Powell (4)
  • DL Dean Lowry (4)
  • CB Byron Murphy (3)
  • S Camryn Bynum (3)
  • DL Jonathan Bullard (3)
  • WR Trishton Jackson (2)
  • CB Mekhi Blackmon (1)
  • LB Jordan Hicks (1)

Sunday was a rough day for the Vikings special teams group. Greg Joseph had a solid outing to start, hitting field goals from 51 and 53 yards in the first half. However, he missed a 57-yarder and had an extra point blocked.

Meanwhile, Ryan Wright had five punts, none of which went inside the 20, and had a touchback. Minnesota also allowed 30 yards per kick return, including a 37-yard return by Velus Jones.

Notably, safety Lewis Cine missed his second consecutive game despite being a full participant in practice throughout the week. He was listed on the injury report with a hamstring injury which kept him out of Week 5 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.