Top 8 moments of Randy Moss’ career with the Vikings

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5. Lateral to Moe Williams

After winning their first five games of the 2003 season, the Vikings and Randy Moss took on the 5-1 Denver Broncos in a tough Week 7 matchup.

With the game tied at seven apiece, Minnesota’s offense got the ball with under two minutes remaining in the second quarter. The hope for the Vikings was that they could at least get a field goal before the end of the half.

After a Minnesota quarterback Daunte Culpepper was sacked, the Vikings faced a 3rd and 24 from their own 41-yard line with just 12 seconds remaining. Out of field goal range, Culpepper knew his best chance to put points on the board was to just heave the ball down the field.

The Minnesota quarterback did just that and to no one’s surprise, Moss came up with the catch. But what he did next made the jaws drop of everyone watching at home and inside the Metrodome.

Realizing that he was about to be tackled to the ground by a bunch of Broncos defenders, the Vikings receiver flipped the ball over his shoulder to teammate Moe Williams. 15 yards later, Williams was in the end zone celebrating a Minnesota touchdown.

The Vikings ended up with a win over Denver that afternoon, but no one really remembers anything from that game other than the Moss lateral.