Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson proved himself the best receiver on Thursday night, with 4248 receiving yards in three seasons, and it is the highest in NFL history. He led the Minnesota Vikings against the New England Patriots by scoring three receptions, one touchdown, and 139 yards, including three catches.
#Vikings Justin Jefferson 9 catches for 139 yards and 1 TD. #Thanksgiving— NFL Rumors (@nflrums) November 25, 2022
Jefferson broke the record of the great Randy Moss tonight for the most receiving yards in his first 3 seasons. pic.twitter.com/bkqdheB1IG
Jefferson elevated over the Patriot’s defender, making a 37-yard leaping catch, which looked regular.
Justin Jefferson required four fewer games to break the past imprint held by Randy Moss, another previous Minnesota Vikings recipient, who had 4,163 yards from 1998-2000.
The record-breaking catch of Jefferson came on a 37-yard play with 5:08 min left in the third quarter of the Vikings’ down against the New England Patriots. Justin Jefferson achieved the accomplishment in his 44th career match, while Randy’s all-total receiving yards came throughout 48 games.
3 seasons. 4,248 receiving yards. Unlimited griddys.— FanDuel (@FanDuel) November 25, 2022
Justin Jefferson made 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐘 tonight 😤 pic.twitter.com/KsJBKwfJ3R
The 37-yard gathering provided Justin with a sum of 4,168 in his career.
Jefferson drove the NFL in getting during his initial two seasons, adding up to 3,016 yards in 33 games.
The Minnesota Vikings won 9-2 matches this NFL season after bringing down the New England Patriots, 33-26 in the last round of the Thanksgiving triple-header of the NFL.
In the 11th week, after being to field goals, the two of these offenses burned through, getting no time in the end zone to start this match. Vikings required only eight plays to head out 80 yards to a touchdown pass on the initial drive of the evening. Then, the Patriots coordinated that score with one of its own as Jones associated with Nelson Agholor for a touchdown pass of 34 yards. From then on, these offenses matched each other through the primary half and tied at 16 at the break.
The match was tied by 26-26 in the early fourth quarter, and Minnesota started to pull away by then. The Patriots faced a penalty for running into the kicker, and the Vikings got a new life on a third-and-four punt, and they traded out. After the penalty, Kirk Cousins finished a 36-yard pass to Justin Jefferson and a 15-yard score to Adam Thielen, taking the lead.
Kirk Cousins completed 30-of-37 for 299 yards with three TDs and a capture attempt. Justin Jefferson, a wideout, had nine catches for 139 yards, including one touchdown, and broke a record held by Randy Moss. In the meantime, Macintosh Jones made 28-of-39 catches for a season-high 382 yards with a couple of touchdowns.
The New England squad will go to Foxborough and fire for another Thursday night game as they’ll meet the Buffalo Bills this season for the first time. Concerning the Vikings, they will stay nearby U.S. Bank Arena and get ready for the New York Jets.