Jefferson ready to continue record setting season against Packers on Sunday
The 12-3 Vikings travel to division rival Green Bay on Sunday with a chance to squash the Packers’ playoff hopes with a victory at Lambeau Field.
The Vikings’ only double digit win this season came against the Packers in a week-1, 23-7 victory. Justin Jefferson led Minnesota’s offense with 184 yards receiving with two touchdowns.
Last week against the Giants, Jefferson surpassed Randy Moss’ team record of 1,632 receiving yards. Jefferson also broke Cris Carter’s record of 122 catches in a season.
Jefferson is now closing in on Calvin Johnson’s NFL record 1,964 receiving yards in a season. Jefferson needs 209 yards.
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Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander described Jefferson’s week-1 performance as, “a fluke.”
The Packers are 7-8 and teetering on the playoff line. If the Vikings beat the Packers this weekend and the Lions beat Chicago, Green Bay would be eliminated from playoff contention. A Packers loss to Minnesota and a Commanders win over Cleveland would also eliminate Green Bay.
Kickoff at Lambeau Field is scheduled for 3:25 p.m. on Sunday.