On Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings got some pretty good news, as they brought back one of their top offensive players.
The team announced that they have activated wide receiver Adam Thielen from their reserve/COVID-19 list. With Thielen’s return, the team is back to having no players on their COVID-19 list.
Thielen was placed on the COVID-19 list last Monday following the Vikings’ 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium. The team was no able to get him back onto the roster before this past Sunday’s 28-27 victory over the Carolina Panthers, but he’s officially back in the fold as of now.
Despite being without the NFL’s leader in touchdown receptions, the Vikings’ offense still got the job done against Carolina, and in near-historic fashion. According to the Vikings’ official Twitter account, Sunday’s victory by Minnesota marked just the second game in NFL history where a team had four different players that had at least 7 catches for 60 or more yards receiving in the same game.
Olabisi Johnson led the way with seven grabs for 74 yards and a two-point conversion. Rookie sensation Justin Jefferson had seven catches for 70 yards and two of Kirk Cousins’ three touchdown passes. Kyle Rudolph chipped in with seven grabs of his own for 68 yards, and the hero, Chad Beebe, had seven receptions for 63 yards and the game-winning score.
Even after a performance like that, however, the Vikings will still be pretty happy to see #19 take the field this Sunday when they host the Jacksonville Jaguars.