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30 Day Challenge, Day 26: Favorite All-Time Minnesota Vikings Play

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Over the course of their history, the Minnesota Vikings have had a bunch of great plays and moments that we'll always remember. However, today we want you to narrow it down to just one.

What is your favorite all-time Vikings play?

You can watch the video for mine right here, but I'll do the text version of it anyway.

The date was 19 October 2003, and the Vikings were looking for their sixth consecutive victory as they faced the Denver Broncos at the Metrodome. The Vikings struck first on a 47-yard pass from Daunte Culpepper to Kelly Campbell, but the Broncos evened it up with a Clinton Portis touchdown run just after the two-minute warning to tie things at seven. The Vikings got the football back and pushed into Denver territory. However, consecutive sacks of Culpepper by the Broncos pushed Minnesota back to their own 41-yard line, where they faced a 3rd-and-24 with 12 seconds remaining.

The Vikings could have taken a knee at that point, or they could have done something awesome. They decided to do something awesome.

Culpepper dropped back to pass, and drifted towards the right sideline as time ticked down. He finally launched one down the center of the field just before getting hit, and the ball found Randy Moss at the Broncos' 10-yard line. Bronco defenders quickly closed on Moss, pushing him back to the Denver 15, and it looked like the game would go into the locker room tied.

And then, amazingly, Moss flipped the ball over his shoulder. . .seemingly blindly. . .to a waiting Moe Williams, who took the lateral and sprinted the remaining 15 yards for a score. The touchdown was held up on review, and the Vikings took a 14-7 halftime lead en route to a 28-20 victory.

Now, after numerous re-watches of the play, I'm pretty sure that Moss saw Williams as he was getting tackled. However, at the time and in the flow of the game, it looked like Moss was just trying to pull something out of his rear end and managed to get lucky. Either way, it was the sort of play that normal football players just don't make, but Moss made it look like something he might have even practiced at some point.

Of all the great plays the Vikings have had over the years, that one is truly the best, in my opinion. But I'm sure that there are lots of other opinions out there on this one.

So, what's your favorite Minnesota Vikings play of all time?