Vikings WR Adam Thielen sets NFL record with 7th straight 100-yard game
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen made history in their Sunday game against the New York Jets when he became the first player in the Super Bowl era to record 100 yards receiving in each of his team’s first seven games of the season.
Thielen, who has been one of the league’s most underrated players, is currently having an amazing season. So far, he has racked up 822 total yards, which leads the NFL, to go with 5 touchdowns. His 67 catches are the most for a player through his team’s first seven games, a record previously held by Keenan Allen.
In an interview with ESPN, he shared his thoughts on his historic achievement.
“I got a lot of really good people around me,” Thielen said. “You know this game — obviously, life is all about the people that are around you, and I have so many great people in this locker room and the coaching staff, obviously, that have helped me get to where I am. So there’s too many people to thank, just to be able to play this game that I love and that I’ve been playing since a little kid.”
A big part of Thielen’s success this season has been his chemistry with newly acquired quarterback Kirk Cousins. The two were once again completely in sync against the Jets, as evidenced by their stats.
Cousins was 9-of-10 passing for 110 yards and a touchdown when targeting Thielen, including 4-of-4 with a TD on throws at least 10 yards downfield. Cousins was 3-of-10 with a touchdown targeting all other receivers at least 10 yards downfield.
The Vikings are currently at the top of the NFC North, which is one of the most competitive divisions this season, with a 4-2 record.