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AP Minnesota. / 11.09.2022 23:56:57 Justin Jefferson kicked off his third season with Minnesota by punishin



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Minnesota. / 11.09.2022 23:56:57

Justin Jefferson kicked off his third season with Minnesota by punishing bitter rival Green Bay with 184 yards and two touchdowns to give new Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell a 23-7 win over the Packers on Sunday. his presentation.

After amassing the most receiving yards (3,016) by a player in his first two NFL seasons, Jefferson set a franchise-record 158 first-half yards against the Packers’ defense.

Kirk Cousins ​​was 23 of 32 for 277 yards and did not turn the ball over. He looked for Jefferson on more than a third of his passes and kept the Packers’ defense in check for much of the night.

Aaron Rodgers’ first game without Davante Adams was a tough one, and the defending NFC North champions found themselves vastly outmatched in the opener for the second straight season. They bounced back in spectacular fashion last year after a 38-3 loss to New Orleans, but doing it again will require new receivers to quickly get into a rhythm with Rodgers, who finished with just 195 yards and an interception.