Vikings Snap Counts: Rookie Hughes doesn’t miss a play
With a pick-six already on his NFL resume, first-round pick Mike Hughes made his first pro start in Philadelphia. Filling in at outside corner for Trae Waynes, Hughes was one of three Vikings defenders to play all 59 defensive snaps.
Philadelphia tested Hughes all afternoon and did beat him on two plays — a 48-yard Shelton Gibson reception in the second quarter and a Zach Ertz touchdown in the fourth, although both were impressive catches and not blown coverages.
Hughes has now played 50+ snaps in three of five games and has shown early flashes that he can develop as a standout corner, following the paths of teammates Waynes and Xavier Rhodes.
The cornerback also returned a punt a career-long 13 yards Sunday. Over five games, Hughes has taken back four kickoffs for an average of 26.8 yards per return.
Other notes from Sunday’s snap counts:
— Rookie Jalyn Holmes, a fourth-round pick in April, was active for the first time Sunday. Now playing at defensive tackle (he starred at defensive end at Ohio State), Holmes saw nine snaps and tallied one tackle in the second quarter.
GAME 5: EAGLES (OFFENSE)
GAME 5: EAGLES (DEFENSE)