5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Seattle Seahawks – Week 5
By Chris Schad
Jefferson will breakout on national TV
Monday was the 22nd anniversary of Randy Moss‘ breakout game against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football in 1998. With five catches, 190 yards, and two touchdowns, Moss showed the world that he was a superstar in the making and his performance paved the way for a Hall of Fame career.
Jefferson has the same opportunity on Sunday night. While his 175-yard performance against the Tennessee Titans in Week 3 was a breakout moment, it’s not the same as torching a defense on national television.
Along with Moss, players such as Odell Beckham Jr. have skyrocketed to superstardom in front of a national audience and as Jefferson has shown, he’s not afraid of the big stage.
With a resume that includes a four-touchdown game last season at LSU, it’s conceivable that Jefferson could light up the Seattle defense on Sunday.
The Seahawks will be without All-Pro safety Jamal Adams and Seattle’s other starting safety, Tre Flowers, is allowing opposing quarterbacks to have a 130.6 passer rating when he’s targeted this year.
In addition, the Seahawks defense is also allowing over 400 yards per game through the air this season. So there will certainly be an opportunity for Jefferson this week.
Jefferson’s career in the NFL has already gotten off to a strong start. But Sunday night could add an exclamation point.