Justin Jefferson breaks a Randy Moss record

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A Randy Moss record has fallen.

Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has broken the rookie receiving record set by Moss in 1998. That year, Moss had 1,313 receiving yards.

Moss also had 17 receiving touchdowns, which helped him win the offensive rookie of the year award. Jefferson has only seven receiving touchdowns.

Still, Jefferson has shown tremendous promise and skill in his first NFL season, making him a very competent replacement for Stefon Diggs.

That’s not much consolation for the Vikings to cap a season that won’t include a playoff berth. But if gives the team hope for 2021 and beyond.

34 responses to “Justin Jefferson breaks a Randy Moss record

  1. One of the few bright spots for MN this year. Hope he keeps this trajectory for his career going.

  2. They’ll lose Smith, Thielen, Harris or a combo of the three due to Cousins massive hit on what will be a signifigantly reduced salary cap next season.

  3. MNGoon says:
    January 3, 2021 at 3:16 pm
    They’ll lose Smith, Thielen, Harris or a combo of the three
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    Have you seen Harris’ play this year. Would be the easiest to replace and think he will be gone regardless.

  4. Hard to believe that the window has slammed shut on this team that had so much talent just a couple of years ago. Zimmer remains a good DC, but an overall failure as a head coach, and he is that in name only after the front office de-fanged him by bringing in the Kubiak bunch a couple of seasons ago. Cousins disappears in big moments and his signing and subsequent extension have damaged the Vikings.

  5. Randy Moss is the self proclaimed #1 WR in history. That means #18 will be the #1 WR of the future. Too bad national TV dumped the game today. Easily the best game of the day.

  6. Nonsense statement as usual about Cousins. This offense was 13th in scoring and next with a top 10 defense it will be top 10 in scoring too. So much false crap about KC its unbelievable. The word fan is so appropriate, short for fanatical and bullcrap statements. KC will probably finish in the top 15 qb rating as well. Maybe rmeven better, as he has for most of the season. Speak facts or be quiet.

  7. It’s a good thing the Vikings play indoors since a stiff breeze knocks Cousins to the ground. I’ve never seen a QB just stand there doing nothing while a 300 pound behemoth barrels towards him, within his line of sight, and not even attempt to move. SMDH.

  8. Lions got completed hosed by the refs, one on the fourth down sack at the goal line, second on TD reversal, and finally no call on vicious clip/chop block on 4th and 1 to end the game.
    Funny though, hosing them causing loss helps draft position.

  9. I am excited about Jefferson. I hear great things about the Rookie corners but I see one good play followed by several wide open receivers. I am not really sure how good or bad they are. Ezra Cleveland gets great press but bad Pff grades. I am excited about the future of the Vikings but I am hoping the performance of this draft class matches the hype because our won / lost record doesn’t seem to.

  10. now fire
    Zimmer, cut cousins and stick a fork
    in them because once again they are LOSERS, been a fan for over 40 years, so yeah I feel I have the right to say it, LOSERS

  11. vikinghooper says:
    January 3, 2021 at 4:55 pm

    Lions got completed hosed by the refs, one on the fourth down sack at the goal line, second on TD reversal, and finally no call on vicious clip/chop block on 4th and 1 to end the game.
    Funny though, hosing them causing loss helps draft position.
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    My NFL insider told me the ref that through that flag actually had mistaken Cousins for Rodgers, so it was a normal call.

  12. Silly to think that Cousins’ stats are simply evidence that he is good. Cousins is a bumslayer who has four 4th quarterback comebacks in the last 4 years, plays small in big games, and shrinks in big situations. Lost fumbles in 4 of the last 6 games in 2020. Puts up nice stats, especially when the game is no longer in question. Dalvin Cook is what makes that team go, not Kirk Cousins.

    -Complete collapse 0 TD, 3 INT in loss to Indy in Game 2.
    -Nets 1 yard and an INT in last possession in 31-30 loss to Tenn in Game 3.
    -Ends game with sack and fumble in 27-26 loss to Seattle in Game 5.
    -3 INT, 3 TD in loss to 0-5 Falcons in Game 6. 2 of the INT’s in successive possessions in the first half lead to 10 Falcon points, throws first TD down 23-0.
    -Gains 4 yards in last possession in 31-28 loss to Dallas in Game 10.
    -Ends game with INT against Bears in 33-27 loss to Bears in Game 14.

  13. Nonsense statement as usual about Cousins. This offense was 13th in scoring and next with a top 10 defense it will be top 10 in scoring too. So much false crap about KC its unbelievable. The word fan is so appropriate, short for fanatical and bullcrap statements. KC will probably finish in the top 15 qb rating as well. Maybe rmeven better, as he has for most of the season. Speak facts or be quiet.
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    KC’s overall numbers have never been in question. He had impressive stats in Washington too. The issues, as I recall, were performance in big games, ball security, and pocket awareness. After watching him now for 3 seasons in purple my opinion is the troublesome issues still remain. He looked “all world” today, a meaningless game against a terrible football team, but I still have reservations. Cousins has yet to show that he can carry the team when other aspects fail, but he has demonstrated that he can single handedly derail the team (this years Seattle game) when other aspects are dominating. As a Viking fan I hope he will improve, but as a realist I doubt it.

  14. Yeah, any call that goes against the Vikings is a bad call. Those Packers get all the calls. If the league wasn’t against us, we’d have the bye.

  15. Epic battle by two very evenly matched teams.

    Honestly.

    I truly believe we will see some amazing battles for 3rd/4th place in the North from these teams for the next decade +

  16. Can the whiny fans and packer trolls stay on subject? This is about JJ, not refs, packers, etc. shouldn’t packer trolls be watching their team play?

  17. The Packers are playing in a meaningful game right now but their fans would rather come here and talk about the team they are so jealous of in a meaningless game.
    They are not real fans though, because if they were then they would actually be watching their team play

  18. The Viking-Lion game was not meaningless. It was a battle for last place in the division. The Vikings earned it and lucked out. They’re the luckiest team I’ve ever watched play.

  19. 7-9 with a record setting rookie receiver. 🤣
    Viking fans should be very thankful.
    Because I honestly don’t think you would’ve won a single game without him.

  20. 7-9 with a record setting rookie receiver. 🤣
    Viking fans should be very thankful.
    Because I honestly don’t think you would’ve won a single game without him.

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    I seem to remember the Vikings physically dominating the pack in Lambeau, but I don’t recall Jefferson having much to do with it.

  21. What does it matter when the team is committed to the run? He will want to leave just like Diggsy did.

  22. I’m not sure what Vikings’ fans are talking about when they say fans of other teams are jealous of them. What is there to be jealous about? It’s strange to say because someone writes a post on a team that they are jealous of said team or because one spends 90 seconds on a post they are spending all of their team on a certain team. Weird assumptions.

  23. I think individual records like this are especially important to teams that are perennial failures.

  24. vikingprideforever says:
    January 3, 2021 at 8:05 pm
    7-9 with a record setting rookie receiver. 🤣
    Viking fans should be very thankful.
    Because I honestly don’t think you would’ve won a single game without him.

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    I seem to remember the Vikings physically dominating the pack in Lambeau, but I don’t recall Jefferson having much to do with it.
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    Apparently, physically dominating is the same as a 6 point win, with the trailing team driving.
    Viking logic at its finest.
    But Hey, I’ll give that one to you, after all, we all know that was your Super Bowl.
    On to the real postseason. 🤣

  25. Slays me that everyone still has “Cousins on the brain”. The issue this year wasn’t Cousins or the offense – the problems are 80% the defense. With Hunter hurt and Pierce opting out, the poor D line depth was evident, which was the same with the LBs when Barr and Kendrick’s went down (and Wilson the LB royally sucks against the run). The CBs will likely be okay, but injuries in the secondary hurt the team all year. Cousins could throw for 500 yards in a super bowl and people will still whine about his cap hit.

  26. This kid is gonna be a helluva WR. His route running is that of a veteran, body and ball skills are there as well. To do what he did is historic but yet the thread is focused on Cousins. Kinda like Henry going for 2k rushing yards today and capping on Tannehill. Be happy we even had football this year and appreciate the talents of all the players and not just those who play for you fave team.

    JJ is off to an incredible start to his NFL journey. All the pieces will be in place offensively and defensively with the return of injured personnel starting in July. It may not feel like it now but the future is looking pretty bright.

  27. My packers were kind off lucky this year. The Vikings offense is at par with the packers. If the Vikings didn’t have so many injuries on the defensive side of the ball, I’m afraid we wouldn’t have the #1 seed.

  28. Just think of the #’s if Zim didn’t hamstring Kubiak from using JJ the first 2 games & allow the Vikings to be a passing team & a running team that goes thru Dalvin Cook, it should be a passing team through JJ

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