Vikings' Costly Fumbles and Jefferson's Missed Opportunity: A Closer Look 


Jefferson's Near-Touchdown Heartbreak 

Justin Jefferson's fumble at the goal line turned a potential go-ahead touchdown into a costly touchback, leaving the Vikings stunned. 

Captain's Responsibility 

Jefferson, the team captain, took full responsibility for the fumble, vowing that such mistakes won't happen again. 

Uncharacteristic Start 

The Vikings started the season 0-2, a stark contrast to their 11-0 record in one-score games from the previous season. 

Cousins' Stellar Performance 

Despite the turnovers, Kirk Cousins showcased his skills with 364 passing yards and four touchdowns. 

Jefferson's Historic Milestone 

Justin Jefferson reached 5,000 receiving yards in just 52 career games, tying an NFL record held by Hall of Famer Lance Alworth. 

Youthful Brilliance 

Jefferson's five games with 10+ catches and 150+ yards before turning 25 is a record in the NFL. 

Fumbling Woes 

Ball security issues haunted the Vikings, with multiple turnovers in both of their opening games, emphasizing the need for improvement. 

Turnover Battle 

Minnesota's 7-1 deficit in the turnover battle in the first two games raises concerns about their competitiveness in the league. 

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