Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson made NFL history on Thanksgiving, and it came against the New England Patriots.
With an insane first half performance, catching six balls for 94 yards and a touchdown, Jefferson broke the NFL record for most receiving yards in a player’s first three seasons. The man whose record he broke? Former Vikings and Patriots legend Randy Moss.
Moss set the record with 4,163 yards from 1998-2000, adding 43 touchdowns in the 48-game stretch. Jefferson was up to 4,203 yards through halftime Thursday, surpassing Moss in four fewer games.
The Patriots didn’t have much to stop Jefferson, rotating defensive backs Jonathan Jones, Jack Jones and Jalen Mills on the All-Pro wideout to very similar, and poor, results.
New England knew how much trouble Jefferson would be, with coach Bill Belichick heaping praise on the third-year man in the week prior to their matchup.