Jefferson was able to do “The Griddy” — his touchdown dance — into the end zone after Titans defenders fell down.
The 71-yard score gave Minnesota a big statistical boost on passes thrown 20 or more yards beyond the line of scrimmage, which also included a 16-yard reception that Adam Thielen reeled in during the second quarter.
The Titans, however, also were effective on passes 20 yards beyond the line of scrimmage and found greater success between the line of scrimmage to 20 yards beyond it than the Vikings.
Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 27 passes for 216 yards on such passes. Vikings QB Kirk Cousins was 12-for-15 for 125 yards with a touchdown (3-yarder to Kyle Rudolph was in the back of the end zone) and interception (first play of second half).
Below is a chart that compares passing zones for Tannehill and Cousins.