Ryan Mayer

The Vikings came into today’s game against the Houston Texans shorthanded with their top wide receiver Stefon Diggs out with a groin injury. Diggs has been quarterback Sam Bradford’s favorite target so far this year and it was a big question who would step up in his absence.

Well, it seems in the early going of the game that the answer is Adam Thielen. Bradford connected with the third-year wide receiver on the Vikings first drive of the game for a big 36-yard touchdown.

The touchdown was Thielen’s first of the season and only the second of his young career.