Kirk Cousins has apologized to Adam Thielen for failing to connect with him during the Minnesota Vikings' Week 4 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Thielen was a guest on Cousins' weekly show "Under Center with Kirk Cousins" that airs on KFAN.

Cousins was asked whether he took offense to the comments the wide reeiver made following the loss about needing to complete deep-ball passes and execute plays in the passing game when the Vikings aren't able to run the ball successfully.

"No, like he said, it's reality," Cousins said. "I really want to apologize to him because there's too many opportunities where we could have hit him on Sunday, and postgame when I talk to the media, I always say until I watch the film, it's hard for me to really give you a straight answer. Well, now it's Tuesday night. I've watched the film. And the reality is there were opportunities for him."