7 bold Vikings predictions for the rest of the 2022 NFL season

(Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) Justin Jefferson
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Jefferson will break the franchise receiving record

Entering Minnesota’s final game of the 2021 season, Justin Jefferson needed 124 receiving yards to break the franchise’s single-season receiving yards record set by Randy Moss in 2003 when he finished with 1,632 yards.

Unfortunately, Jefferson only wound up with 107 yards during the Vikings’ win over the Chicago Bears in their season finale, meaning he did not break Moss’ record.

This year, we should expect things to end differently.

Through six games, Jefferson is averaging 109 receiving yards per contest, and he’s on pace to finish the 2022 campaign with 1,853 receiving yards, which would demolish Moss’ single-season record.

Jefferson might not end up with more than 1,800 receiving yards this year, but we should still expect him to break Moss’ record. To break the record, all Minnesota’s star receiver would have to do is average at least 89 yards per game for the rest of the season, which seems very manageable.