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Justin Jefferson Opens Up On Costly Mistake Against Eagles

Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings fumbles the ball over the pylon for a touchback as he is tackled by Terrell Edmunds #26 of the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on September 14, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Justin Jefferson broke another record in the Minnesota Vikings‘ loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in primetime.

He has been one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL since he entered the league, and continues to shine in this offense.

At the end of the day, Jefferson wants to help his team win games, something they were unable to do on Thursday night.

In a postgame conversation with Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune, Jefferson expressed his thoughts on his performance.

“I’m putting a lot of it (the loss) on myself,” Jefferson said via Pro Football Talk.

Jefferson was referring to a play in which he nearly scored but ended up fumbling through the endzone.

This caused the Eagles to get the ball back, which also gave them all of the momentum for the rest of the game.

Had Jefferson stepped out at the one-yard line, pundits might be talking about a Jefferson masterclass, and how the Vikings miraculously beat the Eagles.

Football is a game of inches, and sadly for Jefferson and the Vikings, they lost that battle this week.

Despite having a great game, Jefferson is kicking himself for this costly mistake.

Could this be a growing trend for the Vikings?

During the 2022 season, the Vikings’ record in one-score games was one of the best in NFL history.

They seemingly got lucky in a lot of their contests last season by winning these close battles.

In their first two games, their luck has seemingly run out, having tough bounces not go their way in both.

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