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Lunchbreak: NFL Launches Exclusive Streaming Service NFL+ 

The National Football League officially launched its exclusive streaming subscription service Monday morning.

According to a press release, "NFL+ offers access to live out-of-market preseason games across all devices, live local and prime-time regular-season and postseason games on mobile devices, live local and national audio for every game, NFL Network shows on-demand, NFL Films archives and more."

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday marks "an important day" in the league's history.

"The passionate and dedicated football fans are the lifeblood of the NFL, and being able to reach and interact with them across multiple platforms is incredibly important to us," Goodell said. "We look forward to continuing to grow NFL+ and deepening our relationship with fans across all ages and demographics, providing them access to a tremendous amount of NFL content, including the most valuable content in the media industry: live NFL games."

Additional details were provided by the communications release:

NFL+ marks the next evolution of the NFL's direct-to-consumer offering, building upon what the league developed with NFL Game Pass. With the growth of OTT, NFL+ is the NFL's commitment to bringing fans the content they want and delivering a marquee direct-to-consumer experience.

NFL+ is available in the NFL App across all app stores for $4.99/month or $39.99/year. Fans can upgrade to NFL+ Premium for $9.99/month or $79.99/year, which offers all of the features of NFL+ as well as full and condensed game replays and the All-22 Coaches Film.

Click here to learn more.

New benchmarks within reach for Justin Jefferson in 2022

Justin Jefferson has already racked up multiple records over his first two NFL seasons.

The phenom receiver is in reach of two more benchmarks, though, as noted by CBS Sports' Jeff Kerr.

Kerr highlighted NFL milestones that can be reached across the league, and he noted the following for Jefferson:

Needs 1,148 receiving yards to surpass Randy Moss (4,163) for the most receiving yards by a player through his first three seasons in NFL history. Jefferson has 3,016 receiving yards in his first two seasons.

Needs 1,400 receiving yards to become the first player ever to accomplish the feat in each of his first three seasons.

View the best photos of Vikings WR Justin Jefferson from the 2021 season.

Jefferson is being chased by his former LSU teammate, Ja'Marr Chase, as well. According to Kerr, Chase needs 1,562 receiving yards to surpass Jefferson for the most receiving yards by a player through his first two seasons in NFL history.

And if Chase records 1,250 receiving yards, he'll join Jefferson, Moss and Odell Beckham, Jr., as the only players to accomplish the feat in each of their first two seasons in NFL history.

Jefferson was the only Viking on Kerr's list, but a number of players he spotlighted are slated to face the Vikings this season.

In the NFC North, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is eying these milestones:

Needs 40 touchdown passes to become the first player ever with at least 40 touchdown passes in four different seasons.

Needs 35 touchdown passes to become the first player ever with at least 35 touchdown passes in seven different seasons.

Winning MVP would give him an NFL record five MVP awards.

The Vikings could have their hands full in November with Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who's chasing the following:

Needs 4,000 passing yards and 35 touchdown passes to join Patrick Mahomes as the only quarterbacks with at least 4,000 passing yards and 35 touchdown passes in three of their first five seasons.

Needs five rushing touchdowns to join Cam Newton (seven straight seasons from 2011-2017) as the only quarterbacks with at least five rushing touchdowns in five consecutive seasons.

To see Kerr's full list, click here.

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