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Thielen Records 400th Reception & 40th Touchdown of Career

CINCINNATI — Adam Thielen has become the eighth player in Minnesota Vikings history to record 400 career receptions, tying Vikings Ring of Honor receiver Ahmad Rashad for seventh all-time.

Thielen entered Minnesota's 2021 season-opener at Cincinnati needing three catches to tie Rashad.

He recorded the milestone on a 20-yard pass from Kirk Cousins late in the second quarter Sunday.

The Minnesota native moved past Rashad a play later with his fourth catch of the game, but that play gained zero yards.

View game action photos of the Vikings before the season opener against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Thielen's first catch of the game was a nice grab on a beautiful throw by Cousins for a 12-yard gain to convert third-and-5.

His second was a 5-yard touchdown with 6:39 left in the second quarter. The touchdown catch was the 40th of Thielen's career, the sixth-most by a Vikings player.

Thielen will soon have an opportunity to tie and pass Jake Reed, whose 413 receptions rank sixth in team history.