Vikings star Justin Jefferson wants to hit ‘The Griddy’ in another continent. He needs to bounce back to do that.

After bursting onto the scene with a career-high 184 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the season opener against the Green Bay Packers, Vikings star Justin Jefferson seemed well on his way to reaching his lofty goal of 2,000 yards.

Instead, Jefferson has been held in check the past couple of weeks. He was limited to 48 yards against the Philadelphia Eagles with cornerback Darius Slay shadowing him, then only managed 14 yards against the Detroit Lions with Jeffrey Okudah shadowing him.

It won’t get any easier for Jefferson this week against the New Orleans Saints with cornerback Marshon Lattimore likely shadowing him.

“He’s a great corner,” Jefferson said. “He’s good with his hands and good with his feet as well. I’m definitely looking forward to going against him. It’s going to be a battle.”

Aside from Lattimore following Jefferson around the field, the Saints will likely help with a safety over the top, as well.

It’s something the Lions did a lot last weekend with Vikings coach Kevin O’Connell estimating that Jefferson had less than 10 snaps with single coverage.

“He’s going to see different variations of defenses that he’s going to have to have a plan for,’’ O’Connell said earlier this week. “We’re going to have to have a plan for him that obviously allows him to kind of move within our offense.”

Asked if he’s been frustrated by the ways opposing teams have defended this season,…

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