Adam Thielen poised to become first 1,000-yard Vikings receiver since 2009

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The Vikings know a thing or two about having great receivers. This year, they have two of them. And one of them is on the verge of doing something none of them has done since the team’s last appearance in the NFC title game.

As explained by Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, receiver Adam Thielen needs 84 receiving yards to become the Vikings’ first 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009.

In the eight years since then, no one has managed to get to four figures. Thielen himself came within 33 yards of the goal in 2016.

The Detroit Lakes, Minnesota native, who played at Minnesota State (previously Mankato State) and went undrafted after being uninvited to the Scouting Combine, becomes the unlikeliest addition to a group of great receivers from the team’s history, including Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Anthony Carter, Ahmad Rashad, Jake Reed, Sammy White, and John Gilliam.

The more significant news is that a win in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday would move the Vikings to 9-2, in turn making Thielen a viable contender to do something that no Vikings player has ever done: Get his fingerprints on a silver trophy with a football atop it.

16 responses to “Adam Thielen poised to become first 1,000-yard Vikings receiver since 2009

  1. The more significant news is that a win in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday would move the Vikings to 9-2, in turn making Thielen a viable contender to do something that no Vikings player has ever done: Get his fingerprints on a silver trophy with a football atop it.

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    If that’s not an invitation for the trolls, I don’t know what is.

  2. Adam is a great Community guy and team player. This guy is an amazing story, growing up being a Vikings fan, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a BUST of him in canton. This is the same guy that a Bengals Corner refused to scrimmage against him because it was an insult to his Skills!
    This League has become terribly Polarized and Racist; We all know White guys aren’t supposed to be able to play the Receiver position!
    Just keep proving them wrong kid… Watch out Lions, the Circus is coming to town, with some of those catches of Adams….yeah!

  3. Thielen a viable contender to do something that no Vikings player has ever done: Get his fingerprints on a silver trophy with a football atop it.

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    I seriously doubt it as these types of trophies are very common in youth leagues across the country.

  4. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 23, 2017 at 11:42 am
    Another week for packer fans hoping that the Vikings lose so they can make their false claim about choking.

    The Offseason is so awesome in Green Bay.
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    Remember. You brought it up.

    Viking trolls have been saying for years the Packers had no team without Rodgers and that the Vikings were better at every position but quarterback. They’ve gone on to say the Packers failed to win more than one SuperBowl with Rodgers because they lacked depth, and the Vikings have depth at every position but QB.

    They talked as though winning a SuperBowl would be easy “if they only had a Pro-Bowl caliber QB.” They have everything else. They have everything the Packers don’t have. The Packers choke every postseason by not winning the SuperBowl because they don’t have depth and talent to support Rodgers. All the Vikings need is a QB.

    Well, you’ve had Pro-Bowl QB play for nearly two seasons. Your defense is vaunted. Your special teams, receivers, running game……..all of it has been superior to the Packers……..so you say.

    So…….if the Vikings don’t win the SuperBowl………they choked. Your rules.

    Hey…..don’t look at me.

  5. receiver Adam Thielen needs 84 receiving yards to become the Vikings’ first 1,000-yard receiver since Sidney Rice in 2009.

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    And you had to go back to 2004 (Nate Burleson) to find the previous 1000 yard receiver before then. 1 1000 yard receiver in 13 years.

  6. screamingyellowzonkers says:
    November 23, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    Like I said, Packer fans calling the Vikings chokers no matter what happens.
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    Read it again. They won’t be called chokers if they win the SuperBowl, you know, because it’s so easy once you have quarterback talent, which the Vikings now do.

  7. mrbiggstuff says:
    November 23, 2017 at 11:47 am
    I laughed at the insinuation that the Vikings would win a SB.

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    Could win, not would win. Reading comprehension. . . learn it.

  8. nffreakinl says:
    November 23, 2017 at 12:34 pm
    TIL Jake Reed is also a 1k yard receiver and some even compare him to Chris Carter and Randy Moss.

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    Yes, Jake Reed did have several 1000 yd seasons, until Moss got there. He was a great #2 WR, but I doubt he could have been a great #1 WR. That’s why I seriously hope nobody is comparing him to Cris Carter or Randy Moss.

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