Vikings’ Thielen hits 100-reception mark for season

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the fourth quarter at CenturyLink Field on Monday, Dec. 10. Joe Nicholson / USA TODAY Sports

SEATTLE — Adam Thielen is now in company with Randy Moss and Cris Carter.

With a 10-yard reception in the fourth quarter Monday night at Seattle, the Vikings wide receiver joined Moss and Carter as the only players in team history to have 100 catches in a season. Moss and Carter each did it twice.

Carter became the first Minnesota receiver to have 100 in a season since Moss had 111 grabs in 2003. Moss had 106 catches in 2002.

Thielen entered Monday with an NFL-high 98 receptions, putting him on pace to finish with 131 this season. That would break the team record of 122 set by Carter in 1994 and equaled in 1995.

Thielen entered the game with 1,166 yards receiving, putting him on pace to finish with 1,555. The team record is 1,632, set by Moss by 2003.