"I just thought the play was cheap", Thielen said.
Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has been the talk of many fans after Sunday's disappointing 24-10 loss to the Patriots. "I love when we get in games like this, when it's going back and forth".
The bigger problem for the Vikings (6-5-1) was Thielen's production. New England added another touchdown on its next drive and the game was well in hand.
The Patriots often forced Cousins to look for his options besides Diggs and Thielen, but Jackson made it that much harder by sticking to the other receivers down the field.
The Patriots held Kirk Cousins to just 201 passing yards and one touchdown, while picking him off twice and sacking him twice as well. We've got four games left.
And finally, Jackson showed off his sneaky-good ball skills on his pass breakup that led directly to Duron Harmon's latest end zone interception. "I have some thoughts on things, but I'm not going to share them". "We're all hungry", Patriots receiver Cordarrelle Patterson said. Michel ran the ball 17 times for 63 yards; he didn't have any touchdowns, but do you know who did? "We all know our role and we embrace it".
Thielen appeared to ignite the argument during the fourth quarter of Sunday's game in New England as Belichick mulled over whether or not to challenge a play that had given Minnesota's offense a first down with about nine minutes remaining.
The Patriots' offense had success early in the game, with a first-quarter touchdown run by fullback James Develin. He recapped the preceding plays, including Rob Gronkowski's catch on second down, and the Vikings' successful challenge of the spot of the ball (setting up third and short).
Brady avoided losing a yard when he kneeled forward on the final play of the game.
"That's a good win against a good football team", Belichick said in his typically dour manner at his postgame news conference. The joke, you see, is that Brady is slow, so it took him a long time to reach that mark. Only 12 times this season have the Vikings had runs of 15 yards or more. So he can hate me all he wants, and I'm still going to be the same person I am.
Vikings: CB Trae Waynes was evaluated for a concussion in the second quarter and ruled out for the rest of the game.
With the Patriots considering a challenge on the play, veteran safety Patrick Chung hit the turf with an injury.