The New England Patriots managed to secure a crucial victory over the Minnesota Vikings. However, the highlight of the night for quarterback Tom Brady was the brief spat between head coach Bill Belichick and wide receiver Adam Thielen.

The two shared some unsavory words during the game. Brady admitted during an appearance on WEEI that it was nice to be on the other side of Belichick's tongue-lashing:

“I’ve been on the other end of that a few times in my career,” Brady said. “Pretty funny. … It’s competitive out there. It’s very feisty and everyone’s emotions are on their sleeves. You say something and there is just an emotional reaction. That was pretty funny.”

Their interaction came after safety Patrick Chung had gone down with an injury Thielen thought was questionable. Chung's apparent injury allowed Belichick more time to review the Vikings' first down, and he threw the challenge flag. That is when Thielen was seen approaching the sideline.

Regardless, Belichick would have the last word. The Patriots secured a dominant 24-10 victory. They also managed to contain Thielen the entire game. The NFL's second-leading receiver registered only 28 yards on five catches. Although he managed to somewhat salvage the night with a touchdown, he was clearly frustrated with his outing up to that point. Perhaps that was the reason behind his discussion with Belichick in the first place.

Meanwhile, Brady was also happy not to feel the wrath of Belichick for a change. He completed 24-of-32 passes for 311 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. The Patriots are looking to secure the division once again next week versus the Miami Dolphins.