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Highlight Video: Lots of long Minnesota Vikings touchdowns

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Since things are a bit on the slow side right now

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Since news is a bit on the slow side right now, as far as the Minnesota Vikings are concerned, there’s plenty of time to look back and have some fun talking about things the team has done in the past.

Thanks to the artist known as funkydunkleman on YouTube, we have an opportunity to do just that. He’s got a lot of sweet videos featuring the purple and gold, so you’ll probably see quite a few of them in this space in the weeks to come. This one, however, features a lot of very long touchdown passes.

This video, which checks in at about 12 minutes long, features every touchdown pass of 40 yards or longer the Vikings have registered since Randy Moss was traded away after the 2004 season. We know that Moss had a ton of 40+ yard touchdowns on his own, but they didn’t completely dry up after his departure.

A few of my personal favorites from this one:

  • Adrian Peterson’s first Vikings’ touchdown, a 60-yard reception against the Atlanta Falcons in 2007.
  • The 99-yard touchdown pass from Gus Frerotte to Bernard Berrian against Berrian’s former team, the Chicago Bears, back in 2008.
  • The 87-yard connection from Teddy Bridgewater to Jarius Wright in overtime to beat the New York Jets at TCF Bank Stadium in 2014.
  • The 75-yard bomb from Kirk Cousins to Stefon Diggs last season at Lambeau Field.

Oh, and the Minneapolis Miracle is in there, too.

What are some of your favorite plays featured in this video, folks?