Throughout the entire history of the Minnesota Vikings, they have never had a receiver lead the National Football League in receiving yardage. Randy Moss currently holds the team’s single-season record for receiving yards in a season with 1,632 back in 2003. Even that figure wasn’t good enough to lead the league, as Moss finished second to Torry Holt (1,696) that season.
Through the first six games of the 2018 season, Adam Thielen is currently leading the National Football League in receiving yardage, and we asked fans if they thought #19 has a chance to take down Moss’ single-season Vikings receiving yardage record. Thielen currently has 712 yards, and would have to average 92 yards/game from here on out to tie Moss’ mark. If he kept up his current pace. . .118.7 yards/game. . .He would finish with 1,899 yards. Not only would that shatter the Vikings’ team record, it would put him at #2 on the list of most receiving yards in a season in NFL history, just short of the 1,964 yards that Calvin Johnson put up in 2012.
With all precincts reporting, it looks as though our FanPulse voters think that Thielen is going to make it happen.
A full 70% of our voters this week think that Adam Thielen is going to put his name in the Vikings’ record books by surpassing Moss’ single-season record. (It also gives the graph a very Pac-Man-esque look, which is nice.)
If Thielen can do that, he stands a very good chance of achieving something that neither Moss, nor Cris Carter, nor Anthony Carter, nor any other Minnesota Vikings’ receiver has ever accomplished. . .leading the National Football League in receiving yardage.
What do you think, folks? Can he do it?