Thielen deal shows Vikings’ commitment to keep core together

Football 04/17/19, 17:23

Two years away from free agency, Adam Thielen was among the best bargains in the NFL.Facing a tight salary cap situation, the Minnesota Vikings could have waited to reward Thielen, their two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver who was tied for fourth in the league with 113 receptions last season.Waiting, and ...

Vikings, Thielen agree to 4-year, $64M extension

Football 04/12/19, 19:04

The Minnesota Vikings and wide receiver Adam Thielen have agreed in principle to a four-year contract extension valued at $64 million.The Vikings announced the deal on Friday. Thielen's agency, The Institute for Athletes, posted the terms on Instagram , including the potential through incentives to earn as much as $73 ...

Cousins, offense off track again as Vikings fall to Bears

Football 12/30/18, 22:42

After Kirk Cousins underthrew Adam Thielen, one of 10 failures to move the chains out of 11 third-down plays for Minnesota, two of the team's best players engaged in an animated and heated discussion on the sideline as the Vikings frustratingly settled for a field goal right before halftime.A duo ...

With spot in playoffs still unsecure, Vikings ride Rudolph

Football 12/24/18, 16:22

The passing attack for Minnesota has largely been fueled this season by Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs, who have flourished into one of the NFL's most productive and versatile wide receiver tandems.Kyle Rudolph has again been in mostly a supporting role, often asked to assist a vulnerable offensive line with ...

Vikings offense continues to be missing in loss to Seattle

Football 12/11/18, 01:08

While the Minnesota Vikings are still fully in control of their path to the postseason, Adam Thielen knows it's starting to slip away.Ten points last week in New England. Seven points on Monday night in an ugly 21-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. It's not good enough. The Vikings know ...

Too much talk, too few catches for Vikings receiver Thielen

Football 12/02/18, 21:39

Vikings receiver Adam Thielen was so revved up about some potential Patriots skullduggery during the fourth quarter that an official had to hold him back from New England coach Bill Belichick on the sideline.But after the game, Thielen walked back his behavior and took responsibility for the kerfuffle, which ended ...

Vikings enter tough stretch with fuel from victory over Pack

Football 11/26/18, 17:59

The Minnesota Vikings have a lot of work left just to make the playoffs before the championship chase even comes back into the conversation.The Vikings face daunting back-to-back road games against New England and Seattle, with the every-four-years matchup against five-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady and the Patriots up ...

Cousins, Vikings pass by Packers 24-17

Football 11/25/18, 23:36

Kirk Cousins bounced back from his worst game for Minnesota with 342 passing yards and three touchdowns without a turnover, and the Vikings overcame some early gaffes to outlast the depleted Green Bay Packers for a 24-17 victory on Sunday night.Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a 14-yard touchdown pass ...

Adam Thielen on pace to challenge receiving records

Football 11/01/18, 02:10

Adam Thielen is doing things even Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Randy Moss didn't accomplish in Minnesota.The former undrafted wide receiver from NCAA Division II Minnesota State is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 yards receiving in eight straight games to start the season. Calvin ...

Minnesota mistakes: Thielen, Diggs cause costly turnovers

Football 10/29/18, 01:27

Adam Thielen was putting together yet another stellar performance for the Minnesota Vikings, who were on the verge of extending a three-point lead late in the second quarter when Thielen plunged forward for extra yardage after a short first-down catch.New Orleans defenders P.J. Williams and Alex Anzalone converged and pried ...

Saints get revenge for ‘miracle’ in 30-20 win over Vikings

Football 10/28/18, 23:23

Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints paid Minnesota back for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season, using two key turnovers, including a 45-yard interception return by P.J. Williams, to fuel a 30-20 victory over the Vikings on Sunday night.Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates after ...

Cousins, Murray lift Vikings past Darnold, Jets 37-17

Football 10/21/18, 21:14

Mike Zimmer gathered his team around him in a victorious locker room and let them in on what they just accomplished.The Minnesota Vikings, he told them, had never defeated the Jets on the road — until Sunday. Kirk Cousins and the rest of his teammates broke out in big cheers ...

Thielen it: Vikings star on record-setting receiving pace

Football 10/15/18, 18:51

Last week during team drills with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen stretched out his body and dived to try to catch an off-target pass.Thielen immediately questioned aloud the wisdom of his decision to risk pain when ultimately the completion didn't matter. Thielen, though, couldn't resist. There's hardly a ball in ...

Back-to-basics Vikings beat Cardinals 27-17 behind Murray, D

Football 10/15/18, 02:57

Kirk Cousins threw the ball right over the Arizona linebacker trailing Adam Thielen on third-and-1, a neatly executed seam route by Minnesota's star receiver after a stutter step sprung him open for a 13-yard touchdown catch .Then Thielen circled the offense together in the end zone for a choreographed dead-arm ...

Fitzgerald falls to 0-6 in hometown as Cards lose to Vikes

Football 10/14/18, 19:45

Larry Fitzgerald found his friend Adam Thielen for a postgame hug at midfield following yet another loss for the Arizona Cardinals in Minnesota .The embrace shared by these summer training and golfing partners could have served as a symbolic torch-passing from one star wide receiver born and raised in Minnesota ...

Murray, Vikings trample Cardinals on way to 27-17 victory

Football 10/14/18, 16:43

Latavius Murray helped the Minnesota Vikings revive their running attack with 155 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, wearing down the Arizona Cardinals on the way to a 27-17 win on Sunday.Even Kirk Cousins joined the fun for the Vikings (3-2-1) with an option-style run across the goal line ...

Minn.-raised WRs Fitzgerald, Thielen on stage in Cards-Vikes

Football 10/11/18, 19:12

Adam Thielen wasn't even in high school yet when Larry Fitzgerald entered the NFL in 2004 with Arizona with the acclaim of the third overall pick in the draft.Nine years later, Thielen needed a rookie tryout camp with Minnesota just to earn a roster spot. It took a season on ...

With ‘innate’ accuracy, Cousins delivering for Vikings

Football 10/10/18, 17:56

As Kirk Cousins backpedaled in the pocket with Minnesota on the move late in the first half last week, Adam Thielen broke for the back corner of the end zone.Cousins had to make an off-balance throw to beat a fast-approaching Michael Bennett, and Thielen had little room left in bounds ...

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