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Vikings Playoff Depth Chart — vs. Giants


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Here’s the Vikings Playoff Depth Chart — vs. Giants, with Sunday’s game three days away.

The Minnesota Vikings are three-point favorites at home this weekend against New York. The purple team hasn’t hosted a playoff game since 2017 — you might remember the game and its ending — while the Giants haven’t tasted playoff football since 2016.

The Vikings have beaten the Giants four consecutive times. The last time Minnesota lost to New York was the “Josh Freeman Game” in 2013.

The Vikings injury report actually looks pretty decent as of Wednesday. Garrett Bradbury, the team’s starting center, is the big question mark. He’s missed five straight games with a back injury.

Vikings Playoff Depth Chart — vs. Giants

— Offense Depth Chart —

Vikings Playoff Depth Chart
Dec 9, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (33) looks on and smiles during the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu
RB4: Ty Chandler


FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Adam Thielen
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Reagor
WR5: Jalen Nailor

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Irv Smith
TE3: Johnny Mundt

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Oli Udoh


C2: Greg Mancz
**Chris Reed would start if Bradbury is unavailable.

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

Vikings Playoff Depth Chart — vs. Giants (contd.)

— Defense Depth Chart —

CB Represents Fortune
Jan 8, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Duke Shelley (20) celebrates a defensive pass break up during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Za’Darius Smith
OLB3: D.J. Wonnum
OLB4: Patrick Jones II
OLB5: Luiji Vilain

Defensive End

DE1: Dalvin Tomlinson
DE2: Ross Blacklock
DE3: Jonathan Bullard
DE4: James Lynch
DE5: Esezi Otomewo

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Khyiris Tonga

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB3: William Kwenkeu


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Duke Shelley
CB6: Kalon Barnes
**Shelley is oddly listed low on the depth but has been a starter in recent weeks.


S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams Depth Chart —

Vikings Overdue for Some Special Teams Magic at Home
Dec 26, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings running back Kene Nwangwu. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.


K1: Greg Joseph


P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS: Andrew DePaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Kene Nwangwu
KR2: K.J. Osborn

Punt Returner

PR1: Jalen Reagor
PR2: K.J. Osborn
PR3: Jalen Nailor

**This article will be modified in real-time with injury updates until kickoff.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sally from Minneapolis. His Viking fandom dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ and The Doors (the band).


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