Vikings strike first on Justin Jefferson’s 14-yard touchdown catch

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Justin Jefferson nearly had a spectacular, 38-yard touchdown catch on the Vikings’ first drive. The well-thrown ball just slipped through his fingers.

Jefferson had an easier catch that resulted in a touchdown on the Vikings’ second possession. He got open on a deep cross, catching a 14-yard touchdown.

Greg Joseph missed the extra point wide right, his fourth missed PAT of the year.

Joseph missed a 53-yard field goal wide left on the Vikings’ first drive after Mike Zimmer decided not to go for it on fourth-and-three at the Pittsburgh 35.

The Steelers drove 26 yards in 11 plays after that. Chase Claypool set them back with a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness on Bashaud Breeland when the two players got into it on back-to-back plays. Ben Roethlisberger a fourth down on a 5-yard scramble.

The Steelers went backward again, though, on a Michael Pierce sack of Roethlisberger. It appeared Roethlisberger’s hand was coming forward, and the Steelers challenged officials’ ruling of a fumble, hoping to save the 7 yards they lost on the sack. But replay allowed the on-field call to stand.

Chris Boswell missed a 49-yard field goal wide left.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, who is wearing a harness on his injured left shoulder, had five carries for 73 yards in the first quarter.

4 responses to “Vikings strike first on Justin Jefferson’s 14-yard touchdown catch

  1. The Eagles thought Justin .Jefferson was not good enuf to play for them! They took justin Reagor instead. An under used, small, poor catching area from tcu. They don’t take the bigger, faster wr who won a natty.

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