4 worst Vikings from their Week 11 loss to the Broncos

Joshua Dobbs
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K.J. Osborn - WR

The Vikings have been able to stay afloat offensively with Justin Jefferson out of the lineup. T.J. Hockenson and Jordan Addison have been impressive as the only weapons worthy of threatening defenses but they will eventually need help.

Part of the issue with Osborn has been the lack of opportunity given the change at quarterback and less of a desire to push the ball down the field. Dobbs has found a connection with T.J. Hockenson and Brandon Powell which has pushed Osborn down the list of priorities in the passing game.

There was a period in time when Osborn was considered part of a three-deep receiving unit and was set to take a massive leap. However, he was quickly surpassed by Jordan Addison and is no longer a top-five weapon on this offense.


Justin Jefferson is coming back soon so that should make his silence a bit less upsetting. Still, Osborn needed to step up with the best player off the field and he simply failed to do so. In Denver, Osborn caught just one pass for seven yards.

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