Jefferson, Vikings beat Packers 23-7 for O'Connell's 1st win

 Having boldly stated before the season his goal to be the best receiver in the league, Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson can already stake a claim to this subjective yet coveted status.

Jefferson smashed rival Green Bay for 184 receiving yards and two touchdowns in a record-setting first half, giving new Vikings coach Kevin O'Connell a 23-7 win in his first game Sunday

 and the team its largest margin of victory over the Packers with Rodgers at quarterback.

“I live for these type of big games," Jefferson said. "I was definitely excited to get out there. I’m glad I had this kind of start.”

After accumulating the most receiving yards (3,016) in a player's first two years in the NFL, Jefferson set an all-time Vikings receiving record with 158 yards in the first half.

Kirk Cousins completed 23 of 32 passes for 277 yards without a turnover, targeting Jefferson on more than a third of his throws and keeping the Packers on their heels for most of the afternoon.

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