Some have been doubting whether the Minnesota Vikings‘ success this season is real, but on Sunday they made a serious statement to those doubters.
They defeated the Buffalo Bills, perhaps the leading favorite to win the Super Bowl, in overtime, and in doing so, they improved their record to 8-1, which is tied with the Philadelphia Eagles for the best mark in the NFL.
Wide receiver Justin Jefferson decimated the Bills’ vaunted defense and put up 193 yards on 10 catches, running up his season total to 1,060 yards, to go along with four touchdowns.
Ok. Wrap it up. This is the catch of the year. Justin Jefferson. WOW.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 13, 2022
He’s second in receiving yards, and his performance has had some asking whether he is the best wideout in the NFL.
Jefferson Is Great, But He Has Some Stiff Competition
In his three seasons in the league, Jefferson has been somewhat overlooked, perhaps because the Vikings haven’t been a playoff team during his time there.
However, he registered 1,400 yards as a rookie in 2020 and 1,616 yards last season while making the Pro Bowl both years.
Adams has 784 yards and a league-leading eight touchdowns through nine games, but his Las Vegas Raiders are 2-7, which has dampened his reputation somewhat.
Hill, on the other hand, is ahead of everyone with 1,148 yards, plus four touchdowns, and he has helped make the Miami Dolphins a legitimate contender.
Unlike Jefferson, Hill owns a Super Bowl ring, something which tends to help players win these types of arguments.
For Jefferson, the proof will be in the pudding, and he will need to lead the Vikings to at least an appearance in the NFC Championship Game this season to get serious consideration as the best.