2. Shooting the moon in Green Bay
The 2004 season was an odd one for Randy Moss. He was hampered for most of the year by a lingering hamstring injury that ended up causing him to sit out a few games for the first time in his career.
Despite finishing the season with 13 touchdowns, 2004 was easily Moss’ least productive year in Minnesota.
The receiver ended the season with just 49 catches for 767 yards. He was also held without a reception in two games, something that had never happened to Moss before 2004.
Not many remember the receiver’s poor play that season though. Mostly because of what he did during the Vikings’ playoff matchup later that year against the Green Bay Packers.
After barely squeaking into the postseason with an 8-8 record, Minnesota was not expected to go into Lambeau Field and defeat the Packers. But Moss and the Vikings had other plans.
Following a Green Bay touchdown in the fourth quarter that cut their lead to seven, Minnesota turned to the one guy they knew who could make a play, Randy Moss.
With under 11 minutes remaining in the game, Vikings quarterback Daunte Culpepper threw a pass towards the end zone with the hope that Moss would come up with the catch. Of course, the receiver did haul in the pass and it resulted in another Minnesota touchdown.
After the catch, Moss decided to head towards the goal post and pretend to moon the Packers fans in the stadium.
His celebration got both positive and negative reactions. Casual football fans thought it was hilarious while the snooty old-timers thought he was disrespecting the sport.
But at the end of the day, all that mattered was that Moss scored the game-sealing touchdown to give the Vikings an upset playoff-win over Green Bay.