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Minnesota Vikings’ Justin Jefferson breaks record for receiving yards during first two NFL seasons

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MINNEAPOLIS – With the previous record holder looking on from the opposing sideline, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson made history on his third catch Sunday, racking up the most receiving yards ever by a player in his first two seasons, surpassing the mark Los Angeles Rams wideout Odell Beckham Jr. set in 2015 while with the New York Giants.

With 12:47 to go in the third quarter, Jefferson caught a 9-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to convert a third-and-6 play and give him 23 receiving yards on the afternoon. Jefferson now has 2,851 receiving yards after finishing with eight catches for 116 yards in the Vikings’ 30-23 loss. Jefferson finished with 40 yards on four catches with Ramsey as the nearest defender, compared with 76 yards when anyone else was the nearest defender.

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