Vikings Depth Chart, Week 12 vs. Patriots

Vikings Depth Chart, Week 12 vs. Patriots
Dalvin Cook at the New England Patriots in 2018.

Vikings Depth Chart, Week 12 vs. Patriots

The Minnesota Vikings are three-point favorites at home this weekend versus the New England Patriots. Minnesota sits atop the NFC North, thanks to five losses in six games by the Green Bay Packers. New England is 6-4 after beating the New York Jets in Week 11, needing a win to keep pace in the ultra-competitive AFC East.

The Vikings haven’t beaten the Patriots since 2000, losing five times in a row during the Tom Brady era. Brady now works in Tampa Bay, but Bill Belichick remains.

The Vikings injury report is in iffy shape, as Irv Smith is on the shelf for approximately seven weeks, Cameron Dantzler for two, and perhaps Dalvin Tomlinson, Akayleb Evans, and Andrew Booth out, too.

Here’s the depth chart for Week 12:

— Offense Depth Chart —

Vikings Could Have a Flex in Week 11
Oct 31, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports.


QB1: Kirk Cousins
QB2: Nick Mullens

Running Back

RB1: Dalvin Cook
RB2: Alexander Mattison
RB3: Kene Nwangwu


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: Johnny Mundt
TE3: Nick Muse

Left Tackle

LT1: Christian Darrisaw (OUT)
LT2: Blake Brandel
LT3: Vederian Lowe

Right Tackle

RT1: Brian O’Neill
RT2: Oli Udoh


C1: Garrett Bradbury
C2: Austin Schlottmann

Left Guard

LG1: Ezra Cleveland

Right Guard

RG1: Ed Ingram
RG2: Chris Reed

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 12 vs. Patriots (cont.)

— Defense Depth Chart —

The Vikings Top Defensive Performers at Commanders, per PFF
Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-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 (QUESTIONABLE)
DE2: Jonathan Bullard
DE3: James Lynch
DE4: Ross Blacklock
DE5: Esezi Otomewo

Nose Tackle

NT1: Harrison Phillips
NT2: Khyiris Tonga

Middle Linebacker

MLB1: Eric Kendricks
MLB2: Troy Dye

Weakside Linebacker

WLB1: Jordan Hicks
WLB2: Brian Asamoah


CB1: Patrick Peterson
CB2: Akayleb Evans (OUT)
CB3: Chandon Sullivan
CB4: Kris Boyd
CB5: Andrew Booth (OUT)
CB6: Duke Shelley


S1: Harrison Smith
S2: Camryn Bynum
S3: Josh Metellus
S4: Theo Jackson

— Special Teams Depth Chart —

Vikings Depth Chart Ahead of Week 5 vs. Bears
Oct 2, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) kicks a field goal out of the hold of Ryan Wright. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-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).