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Kevin O'Connell Reveals What He Said to Kirk Cousins Before Justin Jefferson's Insane Catch

David Kaestle
Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell reflects on what led up to Justin Jefferson's insane catch.
Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell reflects on what led up to Justin Jefferson's insane catch. / Associated Press

In the Minnesota Vikings' exciting Week 10 win over the Buffalo Bills, star wide receiver Justin Jefferson made the catch of the year in what was probably the game of the year.

On 4th-and-18, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins threw the ball up to Jefferson, who was in between two defenders. Jefferson somehow made a one-handed catch, literally stealing the ball from the defender in mid-air, to turn an interception into one of the most impressive catches ever made.

Justin Jefferson Catch

Head coach Kevin O'Connell was asked about the play after the game and what led to it. O'Connell talked about how there aren't many sets or surefire plays for that type of situation, so he basically told Cousins to find Jefferson and let him try to make a play. And boy, did he ever.

It already seems like a catch that will be replayed for years to come similar to the Odell Beckham Jr. catch, which many still consider the best ever.

Like nearly everyone else, O'Connell was nearly speechless after Jefferson's mind-bending grab. The Vikings went on to win the game in absolutely wild fashion in overtime, but that crazy ending would have never happened if Jefferson didn't come down with the catch of a lifetime in a huge spot.

Minnesota now sits at 8-1 and holds the No. 2 seed in the NFC Playoffs if they were to start today.

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