Munich – Justin Jefferson registered 139 receiving yards in the 33:26 victory of his Minnesota Vikings against the New England Patriots. He broke the record set by Randy Moss, who previously held 4,163 yards for most receiving yards in the first three NFL seasons. Jefferson is currently at 4,248 yards – and has six games left to extend his record.
The game got off to a flying start: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins led his offense straight into the first drive for a touchdown, which Justin Jefferson scored for the home team. His Patriots counterpart Mac Jones responded by email and found wide receiver Nelson Agholor in the end zone.
New England Patriots at Minnesota Vikings: Controversial game until halftime
After that, the game calmed down a bit. The Patriots scored with field goals, the Vikings added a touchdown. With a score of 16:16 we are in halftime.
Both teams then came out of the locker room strong: First, New England marched 75 yards for a touchdown on the first drive, then the Vikings responded with a 97-yard kickoff return – 23:23.
After that, the referees made a controversial decision. A catch by Patriots tight end Hunter Henry was ruled a touchdown. However, according to the video footage, that decision was reviewed and the Patriots had to settle for a field goal.
Patriots afford too many penalties
That should be the last points for the Patriots. The Patriots repeatedly lost their reward with unforced errors. With the home victory, the Vikings gave the right answer to the 3:40 home blow against the Dallas Cowboys last week.
The Vikings host the New York Jets on Game Day 13. The Patriots are already challenged next Thursday in the Thursday night game against the division rival Buffalo Bills.
As early as next Sunday, you can watch NFL live games on free TV again. From 18:30 on ProSieben we first show the Cincinnati Bengals at the Tennessee Titans and from 22:20 the Los Angeles Rams at the Kansas City Chiefs. From 19:00 we will show the Chicago Bears at the New York Jets in a live stream on ran.de.