Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen are setting NFL records The 2018

#1 von huangjian123 , 21.11.2018 07:44

Minnesota Vikings offense has quickly become one of the best passing offenses in the NFL Youth Kirk Cousins Jersey , and if they keep it up they’ll start drawing comparisons to the 1998 offense, at least in terms of throwing the ball. I posted this tweet from Eric in the SMR, but I think it’s worth showing again, just to see how impressive the start to this season has been for Kirk Cousins, Adam Thielen, and Stefon Diggs:On Sunday, Thielen and Cousins set a couple records, and they’re unique ones in NFL history. First up, Thielen:I can’t get over what an incredible statistic that is. Why? Let’s do a little background. Starting in the 1980’s, the NFL really shifted the rules to open up the passing game, and the best wide receivers to ever play the game have mostly come from this modern era where passing is the norm—Jerry Rice, Randy Moss, Cris Carter, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens White Mike Hughes Jersey , to just name a few.Coming into the season, Thielen was considered one of the better wide receivers in the league, but it was genreally thought Antonio Brown, Odell Beckham, Jr., Michael Thomas, and DeAndre Hopkins were better. Heck, you could even make an argument (and you still can) that Thielen wasn’t even the best WR on the Vikings, because Stefon Diggs is every bit as capable as any of the other aforementioned contemporaries.And none of them were able to accomplish what Thielen did on Sunday, with his fifth straight 100+ yard receiving game. Only Adam Thielen has done that, and it’s the first time anyone has done it since 1961...which ironically was the inagural season for the Vikings.Thielen also has more receiving yards after five games than any other player in Vikings history:But Thielen wouldn’t be doing all this without Kirk Cousins. On Sunday against the Eagles, Cousins set an NFL record of his own:That’s a statistic that’s almost as incredible as Thielen’s record, especially since you can’t really hit the quarterback anymore, and passing is now the norm in the NFL. Cousins has also thrown for 400 yards twice this season. The last Vikings QB to do twice in one season was Daunte Culpepper in 2004, and the only other time that has happened in team history was in 1994 White Laquon Treadwell Jersey , when Warren Moon did it. No QB in Vikings history has done it three times in one season, although Tommy Kramer threw for more than 400 yards four times in his career (1980, ‘81, ‘85 ‘86),The last Vikings QB to throw for 400 yards in a game was Brett Favre in 2010, and it’s a feat that’s only been accomplished 13 times in team history. There’s still a lot of things this team can improve on, and it makes sense that if the Vikes offense could run the ball Cousins, DIggs, and Thielen wouldn’t be off to their torrid starts. But it also stands to reason that in past years, if the Vikings couldn’t run the ball, their offense was dead in the water and the Vikings had little to no chance of winning a game, barring a couple special teams or defensive touchdowns.Although these record setting performances are a byproduct of an inability to run the ball, at least it’s nice to know that with Cousins, Diggs, and Thielen , the Vikings can still move the ball and score, and Minnesota still has a chance to win a lot of football games.And if/when they get their running game issues ironed out, this team is going to be deadly.We are officially at scary time with Pat Elflein When the Minnesota Vikings started Training Camp a month ago. . .yeah, it’s been a whole month already. . .they only had one player that wasn’t readily available to practice with the rest of his teammates. That was starting center Pat Elflein, who was recovering from a shoulder issue and the fractured ankle that he suffered in the NFC Championship Game. The prevailing wisdom was that, while Elflein wasn’t ready for action yet, he’d been good to go by the time the regular season rolled around.As it stands now, however, in the words of noted American philosopher Sterling Archer, somebody had better call Kenny Loggins, because we’re in the danger zone.Elflein has not played in any of the Vikings’ first three preseason games, as he is still on the Physically Unable to Perform List. As a starter, he likely wouldn’t see any action in the fourth preseason game, and we are exactly one week away from when the Vikings (and the 31 other NFL teams that don’t matter as much) need to reduce their rosters from 90 players down to 53. Remember, there isn’t an interim cut to 75 anymore. . .it’s just all one big push.If Elflein is still on the Physically Unable to Perform List at 3:00 PM Central Time on Saturday , 1 September, he will be obligated to miss the first six games of the regular season, per NFL rules. He wouldn’t count against the team’s 53-man roster, but he would not be able to step on the field until Week 7 at the earliest.It would be disappointing to see Elflein have to miss the first six weeks of the season. This isn’t a 2010 Sidney Rice situation where he literally waited until the start of camp to have surgery and was out until November as a result. Elflein had both of his surgeries early enough in the offseason, from all reports, where you would have thought his rehab would be finished by now and he’d be ready for game action. For whatever reason, unfortunately, that is not the case.There hasn’t been any real intel out of Eagan that would give any indication one way or the other about Elflein’s status, and I wouldn’t expect there to be any until the announcement comes that he’s coming off the PUP List. If that changes, however, we’ll definitely have it here for you straight away.

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