Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen made history Sunday versus the Chicago Bears when he hauled in a four-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins early in the first quarter to put the Vikings up 6-0. The touchdown reception was Thielen’s 55th in his career. He has now tied former Washington player Hugh Taylor for the third-most receiving touchdowns by an undrafted player in NFL history.
Cousins hit wide receiver KJ Osborn for a 66-yard connection, which set the Vikings up with first and goal from the four-yard line. The Vikings then ran a play-action pass and hit Thielen wide-open in the end zone for the touchdown.
Thielen has had a quiet year this season as most of the offense has been funneled through star wide receiver Justin Jefferson. Though he has shown that he’s still able to get open and that he’s still an offensive threat for the Vikings, which will be crucial for this team in the Playoffs.