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Jefferson embarrassed Green Bay’s defense

Incredible is really one of the only words that can be used to describe the performance of Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson on Sunday against the Packers.

Jefferson began the afternoon with three catches for 47 yards and a touchdown on Minnesota’s very first offensive drive of the game. Two drives later, he took a 40-yard pass from Kirk Cousins and turned it into a 64-yard gain for the Vikings.

Then on Minnesota’s very next offensive drive, Jefferson added two more catches, 47 more yards, and another score to his stat sheet for the day. By the time both teams went into the locker rooms for halftime, Jefferson had already accumulated more yards (158) than any other player in the NFL during the league’s first week of games this season.

He wound up finishing the matchup with nine catches for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Jefferson added another record to his career on Sunday as his receiving yardage total is the most that any player in Minnesota history has finished with in Week 1.

Earlier this year, Jefferson said that he wanted to be regarded as the best wide receiver in the NFL by the end of the 2022 season. After one game, his goal doesn’t seem like it’s going to be too hard for him to achieve.