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Snap Counts: Osborn's Workload as No. 3 WR; Vikings Use D-Line Rotation

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings are 0-1 after Sunday's loss in Cincinnati.

Here's a look at Minnesota's snap counts from Week 1:

— K.J. Osborn played 67 of 83 offensive snaps and is clearly viewed as the Vikings No. 3 wide receiver. Adam Thielen played 78 snaps, and Justin Jefferson was on the field for 76 snaps.

— New tight end Chris Herndon was the No. 2 tight end, playing a dozen snaps. Tyler Conklin played 59 snaps, as Brandon Dillon only played on special teams.

— Alexander Mattison and Ameer Abdullah split reps behind Dalvin Cook with nine offensive snaps apiece.

— Kirk Cousins and the starting offensive line was on the field for all 83 offensive snaps.

View game action photos of the Vikings before the season opener against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

— Defensively, the Vikings had five players who were on the field for all 69 snaps: Eric Kendricks, Nick Vigil, Xavier Woods, Harrison Smith and Patrick Peterson. Vigil relayed in the defensive plays with Anthony Barr out.

— Bashaud Breeland played 61 snaps, with Kris Boyd mixing in for eight in relief of the veteran in the second half.

— Danielle Hunter led the way among defensive linemen with 60 snaps. Dalvin Tomlinson and D.J. Wonnum played 47 snaps each. Michael Pierce had 41 snaps in his Vikings debut.

— The Vikings had a strong rotation along the defensive line behind the starters. Everson Griffen was on the field for 28 snaps in his Vikings return, while Sheldon Richardson (22 snaps) and Stephen Weatherly and Armon Watts (17 snaps each) also factored in.

— Blake Lynch played 16 snaps as the third linebacker in the base defense. No other linebacker played on defense.

— Lynch also led all Vikings players with 30 snaps on special teams. Camryn Bynum and Troy Dye were in for 23 snaps apiece, with Harrison Hand and Dillon (22 snaps) also seeing significant action.