The Minnesota Vikings picked up a huge come-from-behind victory over the Buffalo Bills in Week 10 to push their record to 8-1 on the season. That performance should quiet a lot of the doubters that the Vikings have as heading on the road and beating what was the No. 1 team in the AFC is a major accomplishment.
A big reason for the victory was the performance of wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Words don’t do justice to how well he performed against what has been a very good Buffalo defense. Jefferson caught 10 passes for a career-high 193 yards and a touchdown.
He was the only player to catch a pass in overtime for the Vikings as they moved the ball to set up the game-winning field goal. The only reason they were in overtime was because of the spectacular one-handed catch that he made on 4th-and-18 over Bills cornerback Cam Lewis to keep Minnesota’s drive alive in the fourth quarter.
Having Jefferson in the lineup is a luxury for Kirk Cousins that other quarterbacks around the league don’t have. He has quickly proven himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL and the team is hoping that he is healthy enough to take the field on Sunday when the Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys in a big NFC matchup.
The team was given a bit of a scare to start the practice week as Jefferson was limited on Wednesday. He was listed on the injury report with a toe injury, so hopefully, that doesn’t impact him on Sunday and he will be full-go for the game.
Minnesota could just be limiting his reps early in the week after a hard-fought game against the Bills. He is key to the team’s offensive success so there is no reason to push him early in the practice week.
He will have a superstar matchup this weekend as Trevon Diggs will likely shadow Jefferson for a large portion of the afternoon. Diggs is having another All-Pro-level season, just as Jefferson is. Watching two young stars go at it will be a pleasure for football fans in what should be a great game.