Justin Jefferson hauled in 8-of-14 targets for 80 yards in Sunday afternoon's overtime win over the Panthers. He additionally coughed up a fumble early in the first quarter.
Jefferson could've had a bigger day had Cousins not overthrown him while wide open downfield, which would've resulted in another Vikings touchdown in the first half. He did cough up the ball with just over nine minutes left in the first frame, leading to RB Chuba Hubbard's first career touchdown. The good news is that Jefferson still finished with the most targets on the team, even with Adam Thielen registering more receptions and yardage. Jefferson remains the de facto WR1 in this offense, and should be in for a more productive outing against the Cowboys in Week 8 after the bye.