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Adam Thielen Passes Jake Reed for 6th on Vikings Receptions Leaderboard

MINNEAPOLIS — There was no time for Adam Thielen to celebrate.

His 7-yard catch from Kirk Cousins converted a third-and-4 with under a minute in the first half.

The receiver hopped up to prepare for another play in the hurry-up.

Minnesota scored five plays later, with 16 seconds on the clock, to take a 21-17 lead into halftime.

Thielen's catch was the 414th of his career and moved him past Vikings Legend Jake Reed for sixth place on the franchise's all-time receptions leaderboard.

Thielen entered Sunday's Week 3 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks with 412 career receptions.

Reed totaled 413 receptions with Minnesota from 1991-99 and 2001.

Thielen tied Reed on a 15-yard touchdown catch with 5:28 remaining in the second quarter.

Thielen entered the 2021 season with 397 career receptions and passed Ring of Honor member Ahmad Rashad (400 receptions with Minnesota) in Week 1 at Cincinnati.

Really impressive for a Viking who began as a tryout player and special teamer who managed eight catches in 2014.


Vikings Career Receptions Leaderboard

1. Cris Carter 1,004

2. Randy Moss 587

3. Steve Jordan 498

4. Anthony Carter 478

5. Kyle Rudolph 453

6. Adam Thielen 414 (at halftime of Vikings-Seahawks game)

7. Jake Reed 413

8. Ahmad Rashad 400

9. Sammy White 393

10. Stefon Diggs 365