5 Bold Predictions: Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions – Week 13

(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson /
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Jefferson will have over 150 yards receiving

One of the most maddening aspects of the Vikings’ victory over the Lions last year was the disappearing act of Justin Jefferson.

Jefferson dominated the Lions’ secondary with seven catches for 124 yards in that game but had just one catch after halftime. With Jefferson out of the picture, the Lions roared back and made the game much closer than it should have been.

But the Vikings are a much different team than they were earlier in the season. With a recent motive to get Jefferson the ball as much as possible, Kirk Cousins has thrown the ball in his direction an average of 10 times over the past three games.

Even if the Lions drop two safeties back in coverage, Jefferson should be able to handle the duo of Amani Oruwariye and Ifeatu Melifonwu.

That should mean a big day for Jefferson and the Vikings offense.