The bye week of Vikings receiver K.J. Osborn was even a little better than expected. The wideout paid homage to former Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs and the Minneapolis Miracle by removing hi helmet and throwing it after scoring an overtime touchdown against the Panthers. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league office [more]
One of the more intriguing storylines leading up to the start of the 2021 season for the Minnesota Vikings was who would fill the role of the team’s third wide receiver. This role took on much greater importance after the injury to tight end Irv Smith Jr., who many people (myself included) were expecting to have a breakout season in 2021 before he was injured in the final preseason game.
Disappointing Final Drive Overshadows Otherwise Strong Day for Vikings Defense 5 Takeaways: Osborn Scores Game-Winner as Vikings Survive in OT Vikings Walk-Off Winners 34-28 After Panthers Forced OT Kirk Cousins Eclipses 30,000 Career Passing Yards Reflecting on the game's final play, Osborn said he recognized he'd probably be 1-on-1 with Panthers safety Sean Chandler and noted that he "tried not to give it away."