Belichick responded immediately, and appeared to tell Thielen to "shut the f*** up" before the Vikings' receiver got into an argument with Patriots edge rusher Kyle Van Noy. He has the ability to get his hands on the ball and judge the ball and make good plays on the ball, like he did on I think it was the third down play where he kind of went up over Robinson's back to get his hands on the ball and bat it away.
Minnesota (6-5-1) has lost two of its past three.
It came with under 10 minutes to play in the fourth quarter, with the Patriots leading by 14 points. "We see it every day". "I didn't make the plays I needed to". "I love when we get in games like this, when it's going back and forth".
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. He said it fired up his Patriots teammates. You say something and there is just an emotional reaction. "We all know our role and we embrace it". After seeing the replay, Belichick threw the challenge flag. 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). Thielen entered the game averaging 8.5 receptions and 103.5 receiving yards per game, but he was only able to catch five passes for 28 yards against the Patriots. Yes, Adam Thielen became the new Derrick Mason. He slid to a stop, popped to his knee and signaled for a first down. Elandon Roberts drew the attention for blowing up Dalvin Cook on the Vikings' first play of the game from scrimmage, but Jackson also deserves credit for letting Treadwell know what he was in for.
Thielen explains in-game dustup with Belichick
Never considered a mobile quarterback, it took Brady 19 years and 265 games to reach the 1,000-yard milestone.
"I'm not trying to go backward", he said.
"Hopefully I don't go backwards next week". Only 12 times this season have the Vikings had runs of 15 yards or more.
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