Justin Jefferson played against the Green Bay Packers today knowing he can pass Calvin Johnson for the most receiving yards this season.
He needed just 209 yards today to beat the current record of 1,964 yards. Instead, on New Year’s Day, he had a 15-yard reception. When Green Bay’s defense shut down Minnesota’s offense, he couldn’t get close to it.
It was a frustrating afternoon for him, and nowhere was his frustration more evident than when he nearly impaled a referee with his helmet. Just after Kirk Cousins intercepted instead of passing to him.
It was a measure of his frustration when the Packers led by just two points in the first half of the game. It underlined how bad the night was for them and it didn’t improve as the game went on. The Minnesota Vikings lost to the Green Bay Packers 41-17.
Kirk Cousins and Justin Jefferson miss out on playoff rise
Kirk Cousins had a terrible game today, throwing 3 interceptions and 1 touchdown. His quarterback rating of 49.2 was his worst of the season.
For Justin Jefferson, there may still be a chance at redemption when the Vikings take on the Chicago Bears in the final week. The Bears, the weakest team in the NFC North this season, need another 194 rushing yards to break the single-season record currently held by Calvin Johnson. However, if he sets the record today, he will finish in 16 games, which is the same number of regular-season games Johnson had during the regular season. Now, if he gets it, there’s an asterisk next to it.
For the Vikings, this defeat is also unacceptable.If they win this game, they will be tied philadelphia eagles Topped the NFC playoffs with a 13-3 record.Instead, they are now 12-4, with San Francisco 49ers, the latter with a conference tiebreaker.They dropped to the third seed with this loss, which means they may now have to travel a lot more to get there super bowl. It was a night to remember for everyone involved with the Vikings.