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After a 1-4 start, the Minnesota Vikings were almost destined to have a disappointing 2023 NFL season.

The Vikings looked like they were going to finish toward the bottom of the standings, but they’ve turned things around thanks to a five-game win streak that could very well extend to six games when they take on the Denver Broncos in Week 11.

The winning streak is impressive on its own, but it’s even more astounding given the fact that the team has been without superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

Jefferson was injured in the Week 5 game against Kansas City Chiefs. He was placed on injured reserves.

Jefferson was rumored to be out for the remainder of the regular-season, but the team is on track for a playoff spot, so he will be back soon.

Jefferson was able to practice in a limited capacity this past week. However, he was not activated from IR.

The fans are largely accepting the news, though there is some disappointment that Jefferson will not be playing this week.

There’s a possibility that Jefferson is able to play in Week 12, though with the team’s bye week the following week they could just opt to rest him until Week 14.

Their record between now and the bye week might dictate how they want to handle the wideout, but the most important thing is ensuring he’s fully healthy before he returns to game action.

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