Vikings' Justin Jefferson critical of team after loss to Rams: 'We came out way too slow'

Jefferson has 97 抓住 1,451 yards and nine touchdowns this season – all of which are career highs. 他有 2,851 receiving yards in his first two seasons with the Vikings – 31 total games.

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明尼苏达维京人队外接手贾斯汀杰斐逊 (18) runs from Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (11) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 26, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯.

明尼苏达维京人队外接手贾斯汀杰斐逊 (18) runs from Los Angeles Rams cornerback Darious Williams (11) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, 星期日, 十二月. 26, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

然而, 的 30-23 loss to the Rams left a bad taste in Jefferson’s mouth.

We came out way too slow. 你懂, we didn’t have any energy in the first quarter. … I felt as soon as I came into the locker room, trying to pick up the guys. … We still didn’t come up with that energy that we needed to,” Jefferson said after the game, 通过 Star Tribune.

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明尼苏达维京人队外接手贾斯汀杰斐逊 (18) catches a pass ahead of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) 在 NFL 橄榄球比赛的下半场, 星期日, 十二月. 26, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯.

明尼苏达维京人队外接手贾斯汀杰斐逊 (18) catches a pass ahead of Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (5) 在 NFL 橄榄球比赛的下半场, 星期日, 十二月. 26, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Jefferson said the team needed to execute better in the red zone. Minnesota was 2-for-5 when it got down close to the end zone.

I think we should, 你懂, be more aggressive, when we get down there. As soon as we get down there. But I’m not the one calling the plays. I’m just here to do my job and do what was told to me. But we can’t get down to the red zone that many times and come out with three points,” 他说.

Minnesota had been vying for a playoff spot coming down to the last weeks of the season. But a loss after two straight wins really hurts the team’s chances.

Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Dec. 9, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯, 明尼苏达州.

Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings warms up before the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at U.S. Bank Stadium on Dec. 9, 2021, 在明尼阿波利斯, 明尼苏达州. (David Berding/Getty Images)

The Vikings are 7-8 and are sitting in the ninth spot of the playoff picture.

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