Quarterback Kirk Cousins was consistently finding his play-making receivers in Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and K.J. Osborn down the field for big plays. Throw in tight end T.J. Hockenson, who was a mid-season acquisition, and the Vikings have four established pass catchers capable of doing serious damage in the postseason.
In fact, all four players finished the season with at least 60 receptions. Jefferson led the league with 128 catches, followed by Thielen with 70 grabs. Osborn and Hockenson round out the group, hauling in 60 apiece.
The Vikings became just the ninth team in NFL history to have four players each record at least 60 catches in the same season. An impressive feat, especially considering how many balls were thrown Jefferson’s way.
Justin Jefferson broke the internet.— NFL (@NFL) January 9, 2023
Still not over this one. pic.twitter.com/sxiLVwJcKK
The Vikings will rely on its passing game to continue its storybook season deep into the playoffs. Cousins and his fantastic four must be firing on all cylinders when the New York Giants roll into Minneapolis on Sunday.
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