In Sunday's 30-24 overtime victory for the Minnesota Vikings over the New York Jets, the Vikings had two receivers go over the 100-yard receiving mark. Jarius Wright had four receptions for 123 yards and the game-winning touchdown, while Charles Johnson had four grabs for 103 yards and a score of his own.
It had been a while since the Vikings had two pass catchers go over the century mark in a game. How long, exactly? Well, it had been nearly ten years since it happened.
The last time the Vikings had two 100-yard receivers in the same game came back on 19 December 2004, when Randy Moss and Nate Burleson pulled off the feat in Minnesota's 28-27 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Burleson was the team's leading receiver that day with five catches for 134 yards and two scores, while Moss "chipped in" with four catches for 102 yards, including an 82-yard touchdown catch.
In today's pass-happy National Football League, I'm not sure how many teams have had a longer drought between games with two 100-yard receivers. But the Vikings accomplished the feat today in their victory. Congratulations to Jarius Wright, Charles Johnson, and to Teddy Bridgewater. (Hey, somebody had to get them the football, right?)