EDEN PRAIRIE Cheap Kevin Faulk Jersey , Minn. (AP) Case Keenum scrambled to his left out of the pocket to evade the pass rush before setting his feet to throw and setting his sight on Adam Thielen, aiming to add to Minnesota’s healthy lead early in the third quarter at Washington.
The throw was right on target.
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With a 49-yard gain, beating cornerback Josh Norman and safety Deshazor Everett, Thielen was tackled at the 12-yard line to set up the fifth touchdown of the game for the Vikings (7-2) in their 38-30 victory on Sunday. Thielen finished with 166 yards on eight receptions.
”He continues to find ways to get open and make catches and make catches even when he’s not open. There’s been a few times where he’s pretty well-covered and makes a catch. That type of guy I haven’t really been around, ever,” Keenum said.
”He plays all of the positions. He knows every position. He knows the whole offense. He gets guys Cheap Anthony Miller Jersey , he helps guys, and he knows where to go.”
That’s not all. Three plays later, Jarius Wright caught a screen pass on third-and-5 from the 7-yard line that he took into the end zone.
Center Pat Elflein, right guard Joe Berger and wide receiver Laquon Treadwell formed the wall in front, but Thielen’s block on cornerback Kendall Fuller gave Wright the lane he needed to score.
”Adam does everything,” coach Mike Zimmer said.
With 793 receiving yards, Thielen is third in the NFL. He’s tied for fifth with 56 receptions.
”The guy is a gamer. When he gets the opportunities, he makes the most of them Broncos Bradley Chubb Jersey ,” Zimmer said.
Starting, of course, with the $500 scholarship he was given in 2009 by Minnesota State University to play NCAA Division II football. Then came the rookie tryout camp in 2013 with the Vikings that he needed to latch on to the practice squad.