Is Justin Jefferson The NFL’s Best Wide Receiver?
I know. A few weeks ago, I wrote in this same place how tyreek hill Calvin Johnson’s single-season receiving yardage record was about to be broken and how Tyreek was not only the best wideout in the NFL, but probably the most dominant for his team.
A year ago at this time, I think I said the exact same thing cooper kupp, And somewhere in the archives, you can see me singing that same tune about Jamar Chase, Stephen Diggs, davante adams either Michael Thomas, I’m sure there’s a TY Hilton or Antonio Brown or julio jones Also articles by me somewhere on the web with the same garbage.
But it’s November 2022, and I have confidence in saying that—right now, at this very moment—Justin Jefferson is the best wide receiver in the NFL. what did they do on sunday against Bills was unique.
The 193 receiving yards, the fourth and 18 catches, the OT grab on third down that scored the game-winning score are all part of the story. But for what I like to watch, I go to Next Gen Stats.
Jefferson caught nine balls on Sunday that were classified as having less than a 50% chance of completion. This is the most ever by a receiver in an NFL game. That’s also three more than the next highest receiver.
You combine what he does and where he lines up, and Jefferson might even be the most versatile player in the league. He can line outside, he can line inside and he can go in the middle or he can go in the deep. He is also a more than adequate run blocker.
Justin Jefferson’s stunning catch propels Vikings to OT win vs. Bills
The Minnesota Vikings beat the Buffalo Bills 33-30 in overtime yesterday, and late in the fourth, Justin Jefferson made an absurd one-handed catch on 4th-and-18. How great is Jefferson already? The undisputed hosts discuss.
He has a historic campaign, and then he has two other historic campaigns. Jefferson is on pace for 2,002 receiving yards, which would break Hall of Famer Calvin Johnson’s record of 1,964 yards set in 2012. He is now trailing Hill this season.
He’s had six straight games of 80 receiving yards or more — and his team is winning. Jefferson came into the season as one of the NFL’s top personalities and the player whose touchdown celebration is most imitated by children under the age of 12.
He is now emerging as one of the elite players of the league. If I were asked to rank the top wide receivers in the NFL, right now, I would have Jefferson first. And to those who say they have a lot and offer all kinds of explanations as to why they have a better position than Davante Adams or anyone else – I don’t want to hear it. Jefferson is at a historic clip. We can’t control who other players have as QBs or which receivers are injured.
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This weekend matchup will be against cowboy cornerback trayvon diggs, And I think Jefferson would eat that. As he has almost every single week of his NFL career.
Is The Jeff Saturday Era Going To Be A Thing?
This is already a thing. with reactions Joe Thomas and Bill Cowher on TV last week, and the emotional response colts Players, Coaches and Owners On Sunday, this story isn’t going away. Win or lose on Sunday, the Jeff Saturday-led Colts will serve as a great case study for interim coaching hires for years to come.
I think Pat McAfee made a good point in saying that the fighters for Gus Bradley and John Fox were not recognizing that neither of them had been in the building for more than six months, And just because he had the head coaching job before, he was automatically given the right to get them again. As of Saturday, Dude is 1-0. But the real test comes on Sunday.
Now that the wave of emotion and excitement and the initial rush of fresh air has arrived, how will the team show an encore? The interim head coach, who won his first game, went a combined 11–19 in his second game. The note I received from the NFL Network research team is that Ron Meyer,
the only previous Colts interim HC to win his first game in 1986, won his second game and was hired full-time after the 1986 season. In the most unpredictable season I can remember, it would be only fair that the fare that brought the most outrage and polarization would be in full force.
Jay Glazer reveals the Colts’ thought process behind hiring Jeff Saturday
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If Saturday goes 2-0, it not only means that the Colts are in the thick of things with a 5-5-1 record, but it also means that we’ll be seeing more former players and out-of-favour players over the years. -Box Hire can see follow. Ron Meyer got the job full-time after winning two games. Who knows? Maybe Saturday would be even better.
zach wilson time to shine
You know what’s at stake on Sunday in New England. With the win at Foxboro, jet Will be past the 10-game mark for the first time since 2010. I wish Gang Green had lost 13 straight regular-season games Patriot, and worse, 13 straight road regular-season games in New England.
The last time the Jets won in New England in the regular season, Brett Favre was coaching and Eric Mangini was the head coach. But here are the mighty Jets, fresh win versus the Bills and Dolphin and feeling themselves.
But it will all be about Zach Wilson. Bill Belichick has spent the bye week game-planning for the Jets, and if he does what he always does, he’ll beat the opponent with his “left hand.” Belichick is adept at snatching away the opponent’s No. 1 option; His greatest strength.
If you are a passing team, you have to beat them with runs. If you have a No. 1 wideout, he’ll beat the Patriots with your 2nd or 3rd option. most times (watch both Super Bowls rams) it works. rarely (see Mario Manningham defeating the Patriots in another giants-Patriots Super Bowl), it doesn’t.
Zach Wilson is very clearly the “left hand” of the Jets. And against Belichick? Have had some success. Wilson is 0-3 against the Patriots in his career with two passing touchdowns and seven interceptions — including Week 8 of this season. He is actually a .500 QB in games against head coaches named Belichick.
This game is going to come down to Zach Wilson. If you have faith in the planning abilities of the second-year quarterback and his offensive coaches, the Jets should win. If you don’t, and you think he’s going to make the same mental errors he made three weeks ago, he won’t. I can’t imagine a bigger game for a young quarterback that all eyes are on.
jack sanborn big day
Chicago has a rich tradition of great linebackers. From Butkus to Singletary to Wilbur Marshall to Urlaker to Briggs roquan smithstatus has always been a special part Bear’Franchise.
Is it too soon for undrafted first year LB Jack Sanborn to join the list of legends?
Sanborn has only started two NFL games now, but has been an absolute sensation. On Sunday, the rookie had 10 tackles, 2 sacks and an INT that was ejected for a penalty. Coolest part? Sanborn — whose name just screams Bear LB — grew up in the Chicago suburbs. The Lake Zurich, Illinois native had an illustrious career at Wisconsin, only to never hear his name called in the NFL Draft.
Another guy who went undrafted and signed with the Bears as an undrafted free agent out of college?
Current Bears GM Ryan Poles.
With Rokuan in Baltimore, the way is clear for Sanborn to keep it going. It’s been a fun ride to watch.
sacon vs Lions
Here’s a fun statistic from the NFL Network research team: saquon barkley Is leading the league in rushing, and the Lions — the Giants’ opponents this weekend — have the last-ranked defense in the league. This would be just the sixth instance of the league’s leading rusher since 1960 facing a last-ranked team in both scoring and total defense entering the week. The leading rusher is 5-0 with 110.4 rushing YPG in those games. The margin of victory in those games? 15 points.
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