Insane angle of Adam Thielen’s one-handed touchdown makes it even more impressive

Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Minnesota Vikings WR Adam Thielen Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports /

The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver made an insane circus catch against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.

The Week 10 edition of Monday Night Football between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears got off to a rough start for both offenses, as each team recorded turnovers on their opening drive. It appeared this would be a typical NFC North game that was all defense and no offense. Adam Thielen would like to have a word.

On a pivotal third down in the red zone, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins targeted Thielen in the end zone, where the star receiver dove and made the grab with one hand. As it turns out, the Thielen actually flipped the football mid-fall to ensure he had a better grip before he hit the turf and that the touchdown stood.

Thielen scores first touchdown in over three weeks

Over 24 hours ago, Arizona Cardinals stud receiver DeAndre Hopkins had what many called the touchdown of the season, after leaping over three Buffalo Bills defenders on Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary pass. Thielen might’ve just given Hopkins a run for his money for the award.

Prior to this game, Thielen hadn’t scored a touchdown since Week 6 against the Atlanta Falcons, which came before Minnesota’s bye week. Thielen only managed to catch three passes for 27 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 8 and recorded five receptions for 38 yards against the Detroit Lions last week.

Perhaps what made this catch even more impressive is the fat he did so against Chicago’s stingy pass defense. Entering Monday night, the Bears have allowed just 10 touchdowns to opposing receivers. Of course, now that numbers has increased to 11 as of this writing.

A message we’d like to send to the Vikings and more importantly to Cousins — feed all of the targets of Thielen. If he can make catches like that, look his way more than five times a game!

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