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Adam Thielen Has Some Brutally Honest Comments On QB Kirk Cousins

Adam Thielen celebrating a Minnesota Vikings touchdown.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 28: Adam Thielen #19 of the Minnesota Vikings catches the ball in the end zone for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game against the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 28, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings' offense had an extremely frustrating day against the Chicago Bears this afternoon. The Vikings fell to the injury-riddled Bears, 16-6, at Chicago.

Quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled to get anything going in the passing game, completing 27 of 36 passes for 233 yards.

Adam Thielen, one of the best wide receivers in the league, wasn't happy following the contest. He knows that his team needs to have more success in the vertical passing game. And he doesn't think the wide receivers are to blame for that.

"At some point, you're not going to be able to run the ball for 180 yards, even with the best running back in the NFL. That's when you have to be able to throw the ball. You have to be able to hit the deep balls," Thielen said, per Chad Graff.

Thielen was then asked if he found it difficult to get open against the Bears' defense. He didn't hesitate to respond. "I didn’t feel that," he said. AKA, he was open, and his quarterback couldn't (or wouldn't) make the throw.

Thielen had just two catches for six yards on six targets in today's loss. He's at 13 receptions for 179 yards in four games on the season. Thielen had 1,200-plus yards in back-to-back seasons prior to 2019.

The Vikings (2-2) will play at the surging Giants in Week 5.