MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Perhaps no one was as excited as Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen on Sunday as the Vikings were able to rally for a 28-27 win over the Carolina Panthers at U.S. Bank Stadium.
In videos captured on Instagram by his wife, Thielen is seen intently watching the game from home.
In the video, Thielen is screaming, yelling and eventually celebrating as he watches the intense final moments of the Vikings win on Sunday.
The Vikings were trailing 24-21 late when wide receiver Chad Beebe muffed a punt with just minutes left on the clock. The Panthers recovered deep in Vikings territory, and the turnover should've sealed a Panthers' win.
The Vikings were able to hold Carolina to a field goal, keeping them within 27-21, and then Kirk Cousins drove the offense down the field for the game-winnig touchdown. The pass, caught by Beebe, lifted the Vikings to the comeback in.
In the video, Thielen is seen cheering with his family as the Vikings celebrate at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Thielen had to sit out Sunday's game due to the league's COVID-19 protocols. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday, meaning he either tested positive or came in close contact with a carrier. Without Thielen, Cousins completed passes to seven different receivers in Sunday's win.
Thielen's celebratory outburst reminded us all what the ups and downs of a Vikings season are like.