Justin Jefferson 2022 - 2023 Post Game Stats & Recaps

September 15, 2022

Justin Jefferson

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Welcome to Justin Jefferson's post game stats & recaps, where we'll be following the wide receiver's production throughout the season. Check back every week for updates on Justin Jefferson's post game stats!

Wildcard Weekend:

Statline: 7 REC, 47 REC YARDS

Justin Jefferson was targeted early and often in the Vikings loss to the Giants during Wildcard Weekend but ultimately did not record a touchdown in what became the last game of the Vikings’ season. After seeing a ton of volume during the first couple Vikings drives, the Vikings offense went with other options later on. While this was a disappointing end to a historically elite season for Justin Jefferson, he undoubtedly cemented himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

Week 18:

Statline: 4 REC, 38 REC YARDS

Surprisingly, the Vikings didn’t target Justin Jefferson early and often in their final game of the regular season against the Chicago Bears. Jefferson’s teammate KJ Osborn would dominate most of the targets and receptions which led to an early end for Jefferson’s electric 2022-2023 regular season. Justin Jefferson ends this season just shy of breaking Megatron’s single-season receiving yardage record, but still put up superstar numbers. Justin Jefferson might have established himself as the best Wide Receiver in the NFL this season, and ends the regular season with 128 receptions, 1809 total yards, and 8 receiving touchdowns.

Week 17:

Statline: 1 REC, 15 REC YARDS

After Justin Jefferson’s Week 1 explosion against the Green Bay Packers, the Packers seemingly made it a point to keep the superstar wide receiver under wraps as had All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander shadowing his every move in the Vikings week 17 loss against the Packers. Justin Jefferson and the rest of the Minnesota offense was unable to get anything going against a stout and frenetic Packers defense. Justin Jefferson and the Vikings face the hapless Chicago Bears in their Week 18 matchup where Justin Jefferson will look to continue his impressive 2nd season in the NFL. 

Week 16:

Statline: 12 REC, 133 REC YARDS, 1 REC TD

The best receiver in the NFL had another outstanding day in Week 16 with Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings sneaking out a win at home against a tough New York Giants team, 27-24. The win keeps the Vikings in the number two seed in the NFC playoff standings with a 12-3 record, one game behind the first-overall Philadelphia Eagles. Regardless of that, with Jefferson, Minnesota has one of the best players in the NFL, a guy who not only broke Hall of Famer Randy Moss’s single-season Vikings record for a receiver, and now with 1756 yards on the year with two games to go. Jefferson leads the NFL in receiving yards.

Week 15:

Statline: 12 REC, 123 REC YARDS, 1 REC TD

In what would become one of the greatest games of the season,  Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings pulled off the biggest comeback victory in NFL history Saturday night, coming back from 33 points down to win 39-36 in overtime. Jefferson was again one of the biggest contributors on offense, getting targeted 16 times while hauling in 12 catches for 123 yards and a score. His game, and the comeback, helped the Vikings move to 11-3 on the year, two games behind the 13-1 Philadelphia Eagles for home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. 

Week 14:

Statline: 11 REC, 223 REC YARDS

With the NFL’s second-best record on the line Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings couldn’t make it 11 wins as they were beaten on the road by the Detroit Lions in a 34-23 shootout that featured 755 yards passing between quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Jared Goff. On that note, Vikings Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson did everything in his power to keep his team in the game as he was targeted a game-high 15 times and grabbed 11 receptions for a staggering 223 yards on the day. Jefferson’s huge day pushed him into the top spot among NFL receivers with 1500 yards receiving as well in receptions with 99.

Week 13:

Statline: 7 REC, 45 REC YARDS, 2 CAR, 11 RUSH YARDS, 1 REC TD

The Minnesota Vikings’ season continues its amazing run as they beat the New York Jets at home on Sunday afternoon to push their NFC North-leading record to 10-2. That also happens to be the second-best record in the NFL and superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson is a huge reason why again making his presence felt Sunday with seven receptions for 45 yards and a touchdown. The 45 receiving yards bring Jefferson’s season total to 1,232 yards receiving on 81 receptions to go with seven TDs but even more importantly, his team is in first place in its division plus second-best in the NFC behind the 11-1 Philadelphia Eagles.

Week 12:

Statline: 9 REC, 139 REC YARDS, 1 REC TD

NFL wide receiver extraordinaire Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings improved to 9-2 on the year after defeating the New England Patriots 33-26 on Thanksgiving Day. It was the final and best game of the day and Jefferson put on another show for both the fans inside U.S. Bank Stadium and those watching at home as he totaled 139 yards receiving on nine receptions and 11 targets. For Jefferson, it was a huge comeback game after being held to a season-low 33 yards on three receptions and five targets last Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys.

Week 11:

Statline: 3 REC, 33 REC YARDS

Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings got blindsided by the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday in Minneapolis as they would end up losing by a score of 40-3, snapping their seven-game win streak. With Jefferson dominating opposing secondaries this season, the Cowboys stuffed him by making life difficult for Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins, who would complete less than 50% of his passes (12/23) and toss only 105 yards without a score. In fact, Minnesota’s offense didn’t score a touchdown at all on Sunday afternoon, managing only three points. Jefferson did the best he could to get open, grabbing three passes on five targets for 33 yards.

Week 10:

Statline: 10 REC, 193 REC YARDS, 1 REC TD

Arguably the NFL’s best team at the moment, the Minnesota Vikings and superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson came away with an incredible victory Sunday afternoon over one of the AFC’s top teams, the Buffalo Bills. The game was played on the road but that didn’t faze the Vikings who came back to win after being down 27-17 heading into the fourth quarter. A huge reason for their victory is Jefferson’s amazing catches throughout a game in which he torched the Buffalo secondary for 193 yards on 10 receptions and a score. Jefferson is now second overall in the NFL with 1060 receiving yards and first in the NFC.

Week 9:

Statline: 7 REC, 115 REC YARDS, 1 REC TED, 1 CAR, 10 RUSH YARDS

Justin Jefferson once again helped the Minnesota Vikings to another win on Sunday with a 20-17 victory over the Washington Commanders on the road. One of the best receivers in the league, Jefferson proved once again why he has that label as he had 125 total yards including seven receptions for 115 yards including a nine-yard TD pass to put the Vikings on the board in the first quarter. Jefferson torched the Commanders' secondary all day but it was his 10-yard run on 3rd-and-1 in the fourth quarter that helped get the Vikings into field goal range for the game-winning kick.

Week 8:

Statline: 6 REC, 98 REC YARDS

Superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings moved to 6-1 on the season with Sunday afternoon’s 34-26 victory over the visiting Arizona Cardinals. While he didn’t score a touchdown this time around, Jefferson still played a crucial part in Minnesota’s fifth consecutive victory with six receptions and 98 yards. Jefferson is third in the NFL with an average of 109 yards per game and Sunday he helped pull the secondary away from the line of scrimmage to open holes up for running back Dalvin Cook. Jefferson and the Vikings will take their five-game winning streak on the road next week where they’ll head to D.C. to take on the Washington Commanders.

Week 7:

Statline: BYE WEEK

Wide receiver Justin Jefferson and the NFC North leading Minnesota Vikings had their bye week this week, allowing them a chance to rest and recharge before heading into the next part of their schedule. The Minnesota Vikings have been one of the best teams in the NFL with a 5-1 record after 7 weeks, and Justin Jefferson has been a huge part of that. Through 7 weeks, Justin Jefferson already has 654 total receiving yards, and has eclipsed 100 yards receiving in 3 out of the 5 games he’s played this season. Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings look to continue their winning ways against the Cardinals in Week 8 on October 30th, 2022. 

Week 6:

Statline: 6 REC, 107 REC YARDS

The Minnesota Vikings are now 5-1 after beating the Miami Dolphins on the road Sunday and All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson is a huge reason why. The third-year wideout didn’t cross the goal line but his presence was still felt significantly as he led all Vikings receivers with 107 yards on six receptions and eight targets. To highlight just how crucial Jefferson’s receiving yards were, Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins only threw for 175 yards. That means Jefferson accounted for a little over 61% of the Vikings’ receiving yards on the day. With 46 receptions and 646 yards over the first six games of the season, Jefferson gets a much-needed rest next weekend as the Vikings have a bye for Week 7.

Week 5:

Statline: 12 REC, 154 REC YARDS

Justin Jefferson gashed the Chicago Bears defense for 154 receiving yards and helped bring the Vikings to a 4-1 record after 5 weeks. The star Vikings wide receiver caught 12 of 13 targets and had a hand on everything thrown in his direction. Justin Jefferson now has 547 total receiving yards through 5 weeks and will look to continue his dominant performances against the Dolphins in Week 6.

Week 4: 

Statline: 10 REC, 147 REC YARDS, 1 RUSH, 3 RUSH YARDS, 1 RUSH TD

Justin Jefferson got the best of the New Orleans Saints defense, burning them for 150 total yards and 1 rushing touchdown in the NFL's 2022 international debut in London. Jefferson was targeted 13 times and had 10 receptions for 147 receiving yards in this game with his lone touchdown coming off a 3 yard rush attempt. The Vikings would go on to beat the Saints in London 28 - 25. The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver has 3 touchdowns in 4 games as well as 29 receptions and 393 total receiving yards. The next time the Vikings play will be against their divisional rivals, the Chicago Bears. 

Week 3:

Statline: 3 REC, 14 REC YARDS

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson was able to secure three catches against the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Jefferson totaled 14 yards on those three receptions during the game, and he was only targeted six times. The Vikings went on to beat the Lions 28-24. 

Week 2: 

Statline: 6 REC, 48 REC YARDS

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson finished his game on Monday against the Philadelphia Eagles with six receptions for 48 yards. He led the Vikings in targets for the second straight week with 12, bringing his season total to 22. The Vikings went on to lose to the Eagles 24-7.

Week 1:

Statline: 9 REC, 184 YARDS, 2 REC TD

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson leads the league in receiving yards after week one, catching nine of his ten targets for 184 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers. Right before halftime of the game, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins found Jefferson wide open at about the 20-yard line where he took it the rest of the way for his second touchdown. The Vikings beat the Packers 23-7. 

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