The Vikings won the game, 26-16, despite Greenway’s limited contributions. The Lions were playing from behind, so quarterback Matthew Stafford threw the ball 53 times. To counter, Minnesota mostly employed its nickel package on defense.
The results are evident in the final linebacker snap counts. Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, the team’s two nickel linebackers, played the most snaps on Sunday, per Nathan Jahnke of Pro Football Focus.
Vikings final LB snap count: Anthony Barr 75, Eric Kendricks 53, Gerald Hodges 28, Chad Greenway 16. Spent nearly all game in nickel