Justin Jefferson: No better time to go off than primetime

NFL: NOV 24 Patriots at Vikings
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The Vikings have a quarterback with a history of struggling in primetime. Balancing that out is the presence of a receiver with a habit of showing up in primetime. And in most every other game.

I love it,” receiver Justin Jefferson said after Thursday night’s 33-26 win over the Patriots, via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “I mean these are the type of games that I love the most. Thursday nights. Primetime. The whole world is watching you. No better time to go off.”

Jefferson had nine catches for 139 yards. Along the way, he passed former Vikings receiver Randy Moss with the most receiving yards in the first three years of a player’s career.

“It means a lot,” Jefferson said regarding the new record he holds. “It means that my course of reaching the Hall of Fame is near. But I’m just going to keep working, doing whatever it takes to make plays for this team. I love this team. I’ll do anything for it. When that ball is in the air, it’s mine.”

Not only is the ball his, but he also has an uncanny skill of holding the ball no matter how hard his body hits the ground, and no matter how hard another body hits his. He had one of each last night, slamming against the ground and holding on at the tail end of a 37-yard catch and, later, getting blasted after making a 36-yard grab.

And that’s helping Kirk Cousins play even better. He knows he can trust Jefferson to contort his body both to go get the ball and to keep possession of it, once he has it in his hands. No matter what happens.

13 responses to “Justin Jefferson: No better time to go off than primetime

  1. This kid has no idea how bad he’s going to look in the post season. The Vikings are total frauds.

  2. I wouldn’t call that “going off”. He is going to get his yards. His impact was certainly limited.

    Going off is what he did vs Buffalo.

  3. he’s great no doubt but it doesn’t hurt when the officials have their binoculars on the Patriots and their blinders on the Vikings and I’m not saying the Patriots didn’t commit some ridiculous penalties but if your going to call facemask and holds on one team then you ignore the other it’s a tainted win for the Vikings

    oh yeah and it was’t clear and obvious that Hunter Henry didn’t have his hand under the ball for his second TD – total BS

  4. I haven’t seen this kind of talent since Randy Moss. Nobody in the history of the nfl was better at locating the ball when it was in the air. JJ isn’t on that level yet, but I would say he’s the best WR in the nfl right now.

  5. touchback6 says:
    November 25, 2022 at 9:02 am
    I wouldn’t call that “going off”. He is going to get his yards. His impact was certainly limited.
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    Several deep catches in double coverage during key drives for 1st downs and a nice grab for a TD. Yeah his impact was certainly limited. Did you watch the game?

  6. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    November 25, 2022 at 5:40 pm
    Justin Jefferson > Steffon Diggs
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    Diggs is very good so that is saying something

  7. This kid has no idea how bad he’s going to look in the post season. The Vikings are total frauds.

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    Total frauds says a guy with the call name “turdburgler”?

  8. Watching JJ this season reminds me of back in ‘98 when Moss was catching those 50/50 balls.

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