Justin Jefferson Vikings

Well, that was an incredible NFL game. The NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings went out to New York to face the vaunted Buffalo Bills. With snow falling, the Bills and Vikings produced the game of the year.

The Bills jumped out to a 24-10 lead at the half. Late in the 3rd quarter, they were up 27-17 when one of their stars showed up. Josh Allen found All-Pro receiver Stefon Diggs, a former Viking, who made an unreal catch to help move Buffalo down the field.

But that didn’t dismay the Vikings. Nor did it faze their All-Pro wide receiver. Justin Jefferson pieced together an incredible effort. The former LSU Tigers standout caught 10 receptions for 193 yards and a touchdown. But his biggest catch came late in the game. In the game of the year, Jefferson made the catch of the year on a 4th-and-18 heave from Kirk Cousins.

The Vikings weren’t able to come away with any points on that drive. The Bills stood tall on defense but gave up the go-ahead touchdown with a botched snap at the goal line. The game went to overtime, where the Vikings went ahead 33-30. The Bills had a chance to go ahead and their quarterback gave them a chance to win. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Allen was picked off by Patrick Peterson to end the game.

Bills fans might be sick of Peterson now, as his two interceptions Sunday helped seal the win for the Vikings.

This was about as good an NFL game can get. While not everybody could see the dramatic conclusion, there was so much to like. Points, high drama, star players, the entire lot. Will they meet again in February’s Super Bowl? The NFL might like that a lot.

NFL fans and otherwise reacted with great excitement to this game.

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