A while back, we passed along the news that the NFL was going to be putting some classic games up on YouTube, and asked you which games from the Minnesota Vikings' past you'd like to see on the video sharing site.
Well, it appears that the NFL is putting it to a vote, and you can make your voice heard on the official Minnesota Vikings FaceBook page. There are five options for you to pick from. Here they are:
3 December 1978 - Philadelphia Eagles at Minnesota Vikings
Trailing 27-14 at halftime, the Vikings held the Eagles scoreless in the second half, while Fran Tarkenton had touchdown passes in the third and fourth quarters to give the Vikings a 28-27 victory. It turned out to be Tarkenton's final home game as Minnesota's quarterback, and he accounted for all of the Vikings' scoring on the afternoon with four scoring strikes.
9 January 1988 - Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers (NFC Divisional Playoffs)
This was of my choices from the original discussion. The Niners came in as heavy favorites, but the Vikings went out and battered Joe Montana to the point where Bill Walsh put him on the bench, and the Vikings advanced to the NFC Championship Game with a 36-24 victory. This is also the game where Anthony Carter went nuts, hauling in ten catches for 227 yards.
1 December 1994 - Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
This one was a Thursday night special at the Metrodome between these NFC Central rivals. The Bears got a field goal from Kevin Butler to force overtime, and appeared to be on their way to a victory when Butler missed a 40-yard field goal attempt. From there, Warren Moon needed just two plays to give the Vikings the win, finding Cris Carter for a 65-yard catch-and-run to give Minnesota the 33-27 win.
26 November 1998 - Minnesota Vikings at Dallas Cowboys (Thanksgiving)
The Vikings and Cowboys got themselves into a shootout on Turkey Day, but the highest scoring offense in NFL history. . .well, they were, anyway. . .was too much for Dallas to handle. Rookie wide receiver Randy Moss was held to just three catches. . .a 51-yard touchdown, a 56-yard touchdown, and another 56-yard touchdown. Dallas made it a little closer late in the game, but the Vikings still emerged victorious by a final of 46-36.
30 December 2012 - Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings
Knowing they had to win to advance to the playoffs, the Vikings hosted Green Bay in the regular season finale at the Metrodome. Adrian Peterson came up just nine yards short of Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record to cap his MVP season, and the Vikings' offense did enough at the end of the game to get rookie Blair Walsh into position to drill a 29-yard field goal at the gun to give the Vikings a 37-34 win.
They're all worthy choices to be sure. Which one would you pick out of those five? Oh, and don't forget to go to the FaceBook page linked above and vote there, too. . .that's the vote that actually counts. The voting there runs through 27 June.