This isn't the first time things have gotten weird between Belichick and Thielen.
This isn t the first contentious-looking moment the two have shared.
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins had his most efficient game of the year, completing 81% of his passes for 299 yards and 3 TDs in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. It was his 1st game this season with 3 TD throws and 2nd highest yardage output. Cousins found WR Justin Jefferson, WR Adam Thielen and TE T.J. Hockenson for TDs in a game where RB Dalvin Cook struggled to find running room (42 yards on 22 carries). Next comes a tougher passing matchup with the Jets but then better spots at Detroit and home for Indianapolis.
Vikings WR Justin Jefferson amassed 139 yards and a TD on 9 catches in Thursday night's win over the Patriots. WR Adam Thielen trailed him by just 1 target and matched Jefferson's 9 catches, tallying 61 yards and a TD. TE T.J. Hockenson snagged the other of Kirk Cousins' 3 scoring tosses, totaling a 5-43-1 receiving line among 6 targets. The Minnesota passing game gets a tougher draw against the Jets in Week 13.
A strong day of Thanksgiving football had an exciting finish, with the Vikings holding on to defeat the Patriots 33-26 on Thursday night. While it was a back-and-forth game for most of the contest, Minnesota took the lead for the last time early in the fourth quarter when quarterback Kirk Cousins hit receiver Adam Thielen [more]