Yes, ladies and gentlemen, MOAR HIGHLIGHTS!
This one is a very recent one, and is borne once again of disrespect for our favorite football team. The 2009 Minnesota Vikings, despite stumbling down the stretch, finished the regular season with a record of 12-4 and the #2 overall seed in the NFC Playoffs. After taking a week off, they prepared to face the Dallas Cowboys at the Metrodome.
The Cowboys, of course, were the team at that point of the season. They won the NFC East title by pitching consecutive shutouts in the last two weeks of the regular season, and then thumped their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Naturally, the prevailing logic was that they were going to roll through Minnesota and move on to the NFC Championship Game.
The tone was set early when Ray Edwards damn near killed Tony Romo, forcing a fumble that the Vikings recovered. From there, it was the Sidney Rice show, as he had six catches for 141 yards and three touchdowns, including one on a pass that Gerald Sensabaugh still hasn't located. Brett Favre only completed 15 passes on the afternoon, but that was all he needed as Minnesota thumped the Cowboys by a final score of 34-3.
And then the 2009 season abruptly ended and everybody lived happily ever after. As far as we know.