Vikings’ Adam Thielen on his game vs. Packers: Situations dictate stats sometimes

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Jack White, Vikings Wire
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Minnesota was not a beacon of consistency against Green Bay, but it wasn’t all bad. Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen put up big numbers.

Thielen had 110 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions in the loss. Those are good numbers for any receiver, but Thielen downplayed his performance when speaking with reporters recently.

“There’s situations that dictate stats and things like that. Let’s be honest, let’s not overreact to that game because we were playing from way behind,” Thielen told reporters, via Vikings.com. “They were playing soft coverage, they were giving us a lot of stuff because of the situation of the game. I wouldn’t say it was a strong game, things like that. I know that’s how this league works, there’s a lot of overhype or underhype based on stats. I’m a realist and I also know that situations dictate stats sometimes.”

I still think it’s a silver lining that Kirk Cousins found Thielen as much as he did. It’d be a way worse sign if the Vikings didn’t have a 100-yard receiver. Yes, they were down by a lot and yes Cousins and Thielen put up numbers when the game seemed mostly out of reach, but if Minnesota can fix the defense and the duo can do that against the Colts, the Vikings could bounce back.