Viking’s Adam Thielen Logs 100+ Yards for Sixth Straight Game

Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen in 2017
Minnesota Vikings' Adam Thielen in 2017. Photo by Joe Toth/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9178648au)

Minnesota Viking’s Adam Thielen extended his impeccable start this season with 100+ yards logged for six games in a row when Minnesota beat the Cardinals 27-17 on Sunday.

Thielen scored a touchdown in the third quarter to give his team a 20-10 lead after a lofted pass from Kirk Cousins. Thielen his career at Minnesota in 2013 despite not getting drafted by any team. He walked into the Viking’s tryout and made it through in the first attempt. Since then, the 28-year-old has been unstoppable, setting record after record.

This season, the wide receiver has logged 100+ yards in six straight games, ranking him at the first position with 712 yards. Falcons’ Julio Jones ranks second with 707 yards. Thielen leads the NFL in receptions with 58. The only player close to him is Eagles tight end Zach Ertz who has 48.

Thielen is on the verge of breaking a record made in 1961 by Charley Hennigan while he played for the Houston Oilers. Hennigan holds the record with 7 games, meaning Thielen only needs to log 100+ yards two more games to pass the mark. If the 28-year-old makes it to nine games with his record, he is set to break Calvin Johnson’s NFL record of eight games made with 100+ yards in 2012.