Adam Thielen unstoppable again as Vikings crush Cardinals

Thielen had his sixth straight 100-yard game to start the season.
Publish date:

Adam Thielen's record-breaking start to the 2018 season continued Sunday as he led the Vikings to a 27-17 victory over the Cardinals at U.S. Bank Stadium. 

Thielen, who last week became the first player in NFL history (since the merger in 1970) with five straight 100-yard receiving games to start a season, made it six straight with 11 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown. 

Kirk Cousins targeted Thielen on 15 of his 34 pass attempts. Cousins finished 24-of-34 for 233 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He also ran for a touchdown and fumbled on a strip sack that Arizona's Budda Baker scooped off the ground and returned for a touchdown. 

Minnesota's 30th-ranked rushing attack exploded for the first time this season. Latavius Murray, starting in place of Dalvin Cook, who missed his third game in the last four weeks because of a hamstring injury, ran for 155 yards and a touchdown. 

As a team the Vikings totaled 195 rushing yards and averaged 6.1 yards per carry. 

Minnesota improves to 3-2-1 on the season. They hit the road next Sunday to play the New York Jets. 

Follow the latest stories from the Vikings' 2018 season on our Flipboard magazine.

Next Up