Adam Thielen proud of how Kirk Cousins, Vikings responded

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Wide receiver Adam Thielen didn’t need to vent any frustrations about the passing game this Sunday.

Thielen had seven catches for 130 yards and quarterback Kirk Cousins was 22-of-27 for a season-high 306 yards in a 28-10 win over the Giants. Cousins and Thielen also hooked up for two touchdowns, which means that a week of calls for better execution and apologies from the quarterback could be put all the way in the past.

“I’m pretty proud of the guys in this locker room and the way that [they] responded, the way Kirk responded in just going out there and playing a really good football game,” Thielen said, via the Pioneer Press.

Cousins said he just went about his business this week and didn’t pay attention to anything unrelated to doing a better job on the field than he did in a Week Four loss to the Bears. He accomplished that mission and now heads home to take on a 3-2 Eagles team.

31 responses to “Adam Thielen proud of how Kirk Cousins, Vikings responded

  1. Meanwhile stefon is quietly fuming because he didn’t get to score a TD and rip his helmet off to all show us how handsome he is….

  2. Alvin KarmaSutra says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:07 pm
    we don’t stand a chance at beating the packers.
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    Yeah the Saints probably couldn’t beat anyone in the North.

  3. Its a win away from home, I’ll take it. The bears just lost & the packers might have lost if not for about 4 calls that were wrong but favored the packers. The Vikings could’ve easily lost this as trap game against a lesser opponent. Now they play a playoff team next week. Go Vikings!

  4. qckappa says:
    October 6, 2019 at 8:34 pm
    Its a win away from home, I’ll take it. The bears just lost & the packers might have lost if not for about 4 calls that were wrong but favored the packers. The Vikings could’ve easily lost this as trap game against a lesser opponent. Now they play a playoff team next week. Go Vikings!

    What game were you watching?

  5. I wanted to reply with a witty, sarcastic comment but then I re-read the headline and decided I can’t top that.

    Cheers to the Viking fans thinking their team is still relevant (for at least one more week).

  6. Oh and avpacker,

    I don’t care if you agree with me. I saw it & they replayed most of it & the tape doesn’t lie. The nfl officiating is bad as far as fairness goes.

  7. Wisconsin Is SUPERIOR! says:
    October 6, 2019 at 9:10 pm
    The last-place minnesota vikings
    ——————–‘zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Congrats one your 1 game lead with 11 to go. Didnt know they gave out division titles 5 games into the season.

  8. He’s only proud because he got his stats today. You played the Giants. It’s only a matter of time before you throw your QB under the bus again chipmunk face.

  9. There’s a lot of young talent on this team. More so than in years past. Those who say Minnesota didn’t get better over the offseason simply haven’t paid attention. Love the running game!

    I’ll take the win, but we’ve been here before. Two or three wins in a row and I might start believing again.

  10. After his first TD, Thielen’s arm wave dance with Diggs and Cook in the end zone really showed how disgruntled these guys are playing with each other in this Viking offense.

  11. All you have to do is hit Cousins a few times and pressure him. He turns from Predator to Prey in all of 1 or 2 series. It is who he is, what he does and this team and contract has proven the reason he was a 4th round QB. Keenum played above his head but at least he wasn’t like Colt on the Netflix series “The Ranch” Watch it btw if you haven’t. Keenum had a once in a lifetime season. Packers are the NFCN team to beat this year, but for DAMN sure this is the toughest Division in the NFC

  12. Thielen is a special talent, and a passionate competitor. It’s hard to keep your emotions in-check when all you want to do is win. He’ll make his preferences and concerns known, out loud.

    If Rodgers does the same exact thing, he’s a whiny malcontent. When Thielen does it, he’s a strong leader. Whatever.

  13. Thielen is a special talent, and a passionate competitor. It’s hard to keep your emotions in-check when all you want to do is win. He’ll make his preferences and concerns known, out loud.

    If Rodgers does the same exact thing, he’s a whiny malcontent. When Thielen does it, he’s a strong leader. Whatever.
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    Did anyone say Thielen was a leader last week? I don’t think any Viking fan was proud of his comments last week.

  14. With all due respect to the Vikings, who is Thielen to be “proud” of how anyone responded? Say what you will about Cousins, but he handled the situation with much more maturity than Thielen.

    The Vikings have a few issues, but the reason they’ve been bad on offense is not primarily Kirk Cousins. The reason that they were good against the Giants is that the Giants lack a pass rush. The Vikings’ primary problem is just that-pass protection. If given time, they can produce points. But Cousins will not be able to do so and will get rattled (as most QBs would, of course) if he has too much pressure in his face. Thielen should look at his linemen and his third receiver before lecturing his QB, in my opinion.

  15. Thielan is a whiny baby. He was complaining to the Giants bench after the catch & screaming at a ref. He’s got some serious anger management issue & needs to grow up big time. It was a total B* move to call out Cousins in the media too. Passive aggressive hump.

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