CeeDee Lamb & Adam Thielen Each Enter 'Catch Of The Year' Conversation

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With the playoffs fast approaching, Week 11 of the NFL season was filled with highlights, two of which are as jaw-dropping as they come. Oh, and they happened in the same game!

Up first is rookie wide receiver, No. 88 CeeDee Lamb, who was making bold plays, i.e., snatching his second phone away from his girlfriend and going viral, as soon as he was drafted 17th overall by the Dallas Cowboys. 

Hugging the Minnesota Vikings' goal line, Lamb was facing man-to-man coverage when QB Andy Dalton threw a fade to the corner of the endzone. The budding star was preparing for a back-shoulder approach, though the ball ended up floating to the inside, forcing Lamb to stretch and contort his body to make the unbelievable grab.

While this play alone could've been enough to push the game to the front of analysts' Sunday recaps, veteran receiver Adam Thielen upped the ante with his own incredible catch – only one-hand needed.

Lined up in a similar red zone situation, the seventh-year player tracked down a fade from Kirk Cousins about as deep in the corner as one can go, reeling in the ball with his right hand and barely tapping his toes before crashing out of bounds. The announcers couldn't believe what they had witnessed. "I gotta see this," one of them remarked.

Thielen's snag put the Vikings within two points and was one of two total touchdowns for him on the day. He finished with 8 catches and 123 yards. But in the end, his Vikings fell just short, losing 31-28 on a Dalton to Dalton Schultz connection and moving to 4-6 for the year.