The Minnesota Vikings' practice was open to the public on Monday night and their fans did not disappoint. Around 7,000 supporters filled TCO Stadium to catch a sneak peek at the team before preseason action gets underway. Even wide receiver Adam Thielen's kids played an adorable role.
Minnesota Vikings Training Camp
Adam's wife, Caitlin, posted a video to Twitter that featured Asher and Hudson leading the crowd in the Vikings' SKOL chant. Of course, the chant was introduced when Minnesota moved into U.S. Bank Stadium and was made famous by the Iceland national football team earlier the same year (2016).
It was an exciting practice for fans as head coach Kevin O'Connell spoke prior to drills getting underway and fireworks were set off after the session concluded. Quarterback Kirk Cousins connected with Thielen a few times and also hit a pass over the middle to Justin Jefferson.
Thielen is entering his ninth season with Minnesota and has totaled over 5,900 receiving yards as a consistent pass-catcher. The 31-year-old has brought in 464 of his 669 career targets (69.4%) and scored 49 touchdowns as well. The hope is that he can play a full season for the first time since 2018.
The Vikings will continue training camp action with padded practices on Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will be a day focused on the wide receivers before they take on the Las Vegas Raiders in their first preseason contest on Sunday.
Minnesota is a +3.5-point underdog in that matchup with odds set at +140 on the moneyline, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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