5. Moss goes off on the Giants (2001)
Less than a year after New York embarrassed them in the NFC Championship, the Vikings had revenge on their minds when the Giants came to town for a Monday night showdown in Week 10 of the 2001 season.
During their playoff matchup in 2000, New York was able to hold Minnesota wide receiver Randy Moss to just two catches for 18 yards. When these two teams met again in 2001, let’s just say Moss played a tiny bit better.
This time, it took the Vikings receiver just five plays to find the end zone against the Giants. During Minnesota’s first offensive drive of the night, quarterback Daunte Culpepper and Moss connected on a 28-yard touchdown pass to give the Vikings an early 7-0 lead.
Two drives later, Culpepper found the talented Minnesota receiver again for a 25-yard score. The Vikings went into the locker room up 14-13 over New York and Moss already had eight catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
The Giants did do a little better at containing the Minnesota’s freakish pass catcher in the second half. Still, Moss was able to find the end zone again in the fourth quarter after hauling in a 57-yard pass from Culpepper.
That touchdown pretty much sealed up the win for the Vikings as they left the building with a 28-16 victory over New York. Moss had himself a pretty decent night as he finished with 10 catches for 171 yards and three scores.