Justin Jefferson is the NFC offensive player of the week

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The Vikings have moved back into playoff position in the NFC after back-to-back wins and wide receiver Justin Jefferson has been a big part of that turnaround.

Jefferson had nine catches for 143 yards in a Week 10 win over the Chargers and then put up an even bigger game against the Packers last Sunday. Jefferson had nine catches for 168 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 win over the Vikings’ NFC North rivals.

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Jefferson has been named the NFC player of the week in recognition of that effort. It’s the first time that the 2020 first-round pick has taken those honors.

Jefferson now has 63 catches for 944 yards and six touchdowns on the season, which puts him on pace to top his numbers from last season on all fronts and further establish himself as one of the best receivers in football.

25 responses to “Justin Jefferson is the NFC offensive player of the week

  1. Remember all the chatter from Bills fans about what a fantastic deal they got in the Diggs trade? Not hearing that much anymore.
    How’s that guaranteed Super Bowl run looking, Bills fans?

  2. oldleatherlips says:
    November 24, 2021 at 8:51 am
    Remember all the chatter from Bills fans about what a fantastic deal they got in the Diggs trade? Not hearing that much anymore.
    How’s that guaranteed Super Bowl run looking, Bills fans?

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    Bills went to the AFC title game last year. The Vikings missed the playoffs and are doing just well enough this year to not have to make the necessary coaching moves needed to get the team over the hump.

  3. And just think the Eagles could have had this guy if Roseman knew how to draft and tell talent .

  4. Bills went to the AFC title game last year. The Vikings missed the playoffs and are doing just well enough this year to not have to make the necessary coaching moves needed to get the team over the hump.
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    You must not understand how trade evaluations work. The trade was not a “win now” trade for the Vikings. It was for the Bills.

  5. Not to take anything away from him, but it should have been Jalen Hurts. 3 rushing TD’s (not even Vick or Cunningham did that), no picks, ankle-breaking runs, smart decisions.

  6. Just think that the packers passed on him twice and are stuck with a horrible backup QB.
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    Don’t worry buddy, one day you will get a girlfriend and have better things to do than spend all day posting wildly incorrect information about the Packers on the internet.

  7. Vikings got lucky that JJ was still there at 22. Coulda woulda shoulda hindsight 20/20 I guarantee you BB did not have JJ there at 22.

    You guys got an excellent player in the trade and yet Vikings fans can’t stop rubbing sand in Bills fans eyes for being happy anout getting Diggs.

    A trade can be a win-win for both sides; Bills don’t have to “lose” the trade in order for Vikings fans to win the trade

  8. This should of went to Colt McCoy who coulda used as his capstone & His NFL Careers lifetime achievement award. His team has a good chance of winning the super bowl but if they do they’ll be behind Murray’s arm talent and speed/athleticism.

    All Jokes aside Colt McCoy is one of the top backup QB2’s in the league. All you can ask out of your number two is to keep you in games and just give you a chance to win games which Colt does and more.
    I have no issue with Justin Jefferson winning the award either, that kid is soooo freaking gifted it’s not even funny. It’s basically 3-4 players that are keeping MNs offense in games, if they could add a few more receiving talents and a little more speed at WR maybe adding one more pass catching TE talent while continuing to build the OL up front fixing their pass protection and this team could be extremely dangerous next season especially if the young dual threat QB they drafted can over take Kirk by next year. MN is really close they just need a few more players, I wouldn’t mind seeing a more creative gifted young offensive mind coming in if they can entice one of these top guys offering more money. AZs staff has two guys id be very interested in. The owner just needs to step in to tell Zimmer and his Uber conservative defensive approach/nature to stay OUT of the offense and on the DEFENSIVE SIDE of the bench.

  9. Justin Jefferson is a very good wide receiver, one of the best in the conference.
    Well deserved honor.
    Can you imagine just how bad the Vikings perineal .500 team would be without him?
    They’re constantly battling it out with the Bears for 3rd place in the division as it is.
    Yikes!!!

  10. Finally, a bit of a reprieve from the foul taste left in our mouths from the Rice/Williamson/Treadwell drafts. Even a blind “magician” can get lucky.

  11. We should have traded up for him … could you imagine Davonte Adams and Justin Jefferson on the same team, with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback? Wow! But no, we traded a ‘one’ and a ‘four’ for a … quarterback.

  12. Great player, good guy. it’s surprising how well this worked out for both the Bills and Vikings. Watching both Adams and Jefferson on Sunday was a pleasure — not so much with respect to both defenses.

  13. As a long time Viking fan (and sufferer), it was a sad day to see Diggs go, as it was with Randy and AP . I wish Diggs good things ( just not when he plays the vikes) and hopefully someday he comes back home, with that said, couldn’t be happier about Jefferson, the guy is an absolute beast from his first game, just like Randy was.

  14. Jefferson is not only a great player, he is fun and likable. Fans from across the NFL cheer for this guy

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