On a night when the Minnesota Vikings honored Randy Moss by giving him his Hall of Fame ring, one of the team’s current receiving stars nudged him out of one of his many places in the team’s record books.
With his eight-catch, 125-yard performance against the Green Bay Packers in Minnesota’s 24-17 win on Sunday Night Football, Thielen put up his ninth 100-yard receiving performance of the season. That sets a new team record. The record had previously been held by Moss, who had eight 100-yard receiving games in both 2000 and 2003.
After racking up at least 100 yards in the Vikings’ first eight games, a streak that tied an NFL record for most consecutive games with that many receiving yards, Thielen failed to reach that mark in games against the Detroit Lions before the bye week and the Chicago Bears right after it. However, he hit the mark against the Packers, and now has a place in the Vikings’ record book. He still has five more opportunities to extend his record before the end of the season.
Following Sunday night’s performance, Thielen is now leading the NFL in receptions with 93 and is second in the league in receiving yardage (1,138 yards, 167 behind Julio Jones). He’s also just 138 yards away from his career high in receiving yardage for a season, a mark he set last year with 1,276 yards.
Congratulations to Adam Thielen on adding another notch to what has been a very impressive 2018 season.