The Vikings’ Depth Chart Going Into Week 2 Against the Eagles



In all likelihood, Lincoln Financial Field will be a house of horrors (as discussed on Notes).

Yes, the Vikings (0-1) will be looking to take down the Eagles (1-0) while on the road. Once again, the game is taking place in Week 2. Last year’s bout ended in a disappointing 24-7 loss, bringing everyone back down to earth after the encouraging victory over the Packers. Fast forward a year and the team has reversed things, coming off a discouraging loss to the Bucs. Does the Vikings’ depth chart possess enough talent to get the job done against a talented team in Philly?

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (2) intercepts pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Unfortunately, the Vikings are moving through some injury concerns leading up to the game. Marcus Davenport is hurt, which has been a trend throughout his career. Ultra talented, Davenport can’t seem to get ahead of the sticks when it comes to his health. Partnering him with Danielle Hunter would be a wonderful development for the defense but we’ll see what happens.

Meanwhile, the team is also navigating injuries to Garrett Bradbury and Christian Darrisaw. Austin Schlottmann did a fine job replacing Bradbury last week, but there’s no replacing the left tackle. Thankfully, the sophomore lineman was able to put in some limited work, so maybe he’ll be ready to roll in time for Week 2.

Questions Answered: One Injury Hiccup, 32nd-Ranked Defense, the Jets
Dec 20, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) and Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports.

The Eagles have their own injury troubles, most notably on defense. Nakobe Dean won’t able to play and corner James Bradberry seems unlikely to get onto the field. Stud DT Fletcher Cox is also dealing with an injury, so we’ll see if the veteran will be healthy enough for game action.

Kickoff is scheduled to happen at 7:15 CDT. Enjoy.

The Vikings’ Depth Chart: Week 2

Offense

Aug 26, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) reacts after a game against the Arizona Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Quarterback

QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens
QB3: Jaren Hall

Running Back

RB1: Alexander Mattison
RB2: Ty Chandler
RB3: Myles Gaskin

Fullback

FB1: C.J. Ham

Wide Receiver

WR1: Justin Jefferson
WR2: Jordan Addison
WR3: K.J. Osborn
WR4: Jalen Nailor
WR5: Brandon Powell

Tight End

TE1: T.J. Hockenson
TE2: Josh Oliver
TE3: Johnny Mundt
TE4: Nick Muse

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw
LT2: David Quessenberry

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Center

C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Blake Brandel

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh

Defense

NFL: New York Jets at Minnesota Vikings
Dec 4, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) reacts after making a stop against the New York Jets during the fourth quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Krohn-USA TODAY Sports

Outside Linebacker

OLB1: Danielle Hunter
OLB2: Marcus Davenport
OLB3: Patrick Jones
OLB4: D.J. Wonnum
OLB5: Andre Carter

Defensive Line

DT/DE1: Harrison Phillips
DT/DE2: Khyiris Tonga
DT/DE3: Dean Lowry
DT/DE4: Jonathan Bullard
DT/DE5: Jaquelin Roy

Inside Linebacker

LB1: Jordan Hicks
LB2: Ivan Pace
LB3: Brian Asamoah
LB4: Troy Dye

Cornerback

CB1: Byron Murphy
CB2: Akayleb Evans
CB3: Mekhi Blackmon
CB4: Andrew Booth
CB5: NaJee Thompson

Safety

S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Josh Metellus
S3: Cam Bynum
S4: Lewis Cine
S5: Jay Ward
S6: Theo Jackson

Special Teams

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Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) and place kicker Greg Joseph. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports.

Kicker

K1: Greg Joseph

Punter

P1: Ryan Wright

Long Snapper

LS1: Andrew DaPaola

Kick Returner

KR1: Ty Chandler
KR2: Brandon Powell

Punt Returner

PR1: Brandon Powell
PR2: K.J. Osborn


K. Joudry is the Senior Editor for Vikings Territory and PurplePTSD. He has been covering the Vikings full time since the summer of 2021. He can be found on Twitter and as a co-host for Notes from the North, a humble Vikings podcast.





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