Minnesota Vikings extensive receiver Justin Jefferson was badgered and bothered by the Inexperienced Bay Packers secondary all sport lengthy and it might’ve gone a lot worse.
The incident occurred within the second quarter with about 6 minutes to play within the half. Kirk Cousins threw his second interception of the sport to Packers security Adrian Amos. And when Amos went out of bounds, Jefferson was barely on the sideline when he ripped off his helmet and swung it downward. He by chance hit one of many sideline officers.
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The official didn’t seem harm and Jefferson went again to the bench after the incident was over. He prevented an ejection and undoubtedly prevented doing severe injury to the official.
Frustrations have been excessive for the star extensive receiver who has been the thunderbolt for the Vikings offense all season lengthy. He solely managed one catch for 15 yards on 5 targets as he was hounded by Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander all through the sport. Alexander had one go defended within the sport.
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Minnesota misplaced the sport 41-17.
Jefferson had an opportunity to bolster his case for NFL MVP with a stable efficiency. He got here into the competition main the NFL in receptions (123), receiving yards (1,756) and yards per sport (117.1). He additionally had eight touchdowns and was named to a 3rd straight Professional Bowl.
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Minnesota at the least has the playoff berth notched. Inexperienced Bay picked up its fourth straight win and now might enter the postseason with a victory over the Detroit Lions subsequent week.