Justin Jefferson: My Hall Of Fame Goal Is Near
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson grabbed another record in Thursday’s 33-26 win over the New England Patriots.
With 139 yards in the game, he brought his career total to 4,248. In doing so he surpassed Hall of Famer Randy Moss’ record for most receiving yards through a player’s first three seasons.
The record-breaking moment came in the first half when Justin Jefferson caught the ball for 37 yards.
Justin Jefferson finished the game with a touchdown on nine receptions as Minnesota purged last week’s 40-3 humbling.
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“It means a lot,” Jefferson said.
“It means that my course of reaching to the Hall of Fame is near. But I’m just going to keep working, doing whatever it takes to make plays for this team. I love this team. I’d do anything for it. When the ball is in the air, it’s mine.”
The Vikings are now 9-2 on the season and with Jefferson flying, they’re on course to make the postseason easily.
“Last game, we didn’t like the way we played, totally, all the way around,” Jefferson explained. “This game we definitely had to come in and show people that last week just wasn’t our week.”
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The 23-year-old ended Thursday’s game with 1,232 receiving yards, the most in the NFL. He’s ahead of Tyreek Hill (1,148) and Stefon Diggs (1,110).
“We’re playing great, we’re playing great football,” Jefferson said. “We just got to keep going, finish this season out, get to the playoffs and continue doing what we need to do.”