4 most disappointing Vikings in the Week 14 win over the Steelers

(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson
(Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports) Justin Jefferson /
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Justin Jefferson – WR

It’s very hard putting Justin Jefferson on this list of disappointing Vikings. The kid is so damn good and he just came off a career game against the Detroit Lions.

He started the Pittsburgh game much in the same way, being heavily targeted by Kirk Cousins early, and hauling in just about everything that came his way.

That changed as the game progressed though and that is the reason why Jefferson ended up on this list. He quit catching everything.

At one point in the contest, Jefferson had a drop on a perfectly thrown Cousins ball in the end zone. It would’ve been a difficult grab, but it is one we’ve all seen him make a hundred times. He had another drop late in the first half and he really should’ve been sitting on three scores before halftime.

He was absent in the second half of the matchup. The Steelers kept him well covered with three defenders blanketing him, but a few opportunities still came his way.

He deflected pass go off his hands which ended up turning into an interception. That one is hard to blame Jefferson for, but when he plays at a high level consistently, he’s held to higher standards.

Overall, Jefferson still did enough to contribute to the victory, but if he played to his usual level, the Vikings might have ended up winning the game by three scores.