The 8 best wide receiver duos of all time for the Minnesota Vikings

(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen
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CANTON, OH - AUGUST 04: Randy Moss reacts during the 2018 NFL Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 4, 2018 in Canton, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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No. 1: Randy Moss and Cris Carter, 161 receptions, 2,448 yards, 23 touchdowns (1998 – 2001)

The Vikings found something special with the 21st pick in the 1998 draft when they selected Randy Moss and lined him up on offense with Reed and Cris Carter.  As a rookie Moss led the NFL with 17 touchdown receptions. Carter added 12 touchdowns of his own for an offense that led the NFL in scoring. It’s no coincident that Vikings offense blasted off with the addition of Moss.

In 1998, at 33 years old, the timing was almost perfect in setting up the transition from Carter to Moss. In their careers with the Vikings, Carter had eight seasons with at least 1,000 yards and Moss six and both led the league in touchdowns three times while with the Vikings.

These two receivers are the top two in franchise history in receiving yards and touchdowns. It’s scary to think what could have been if they played together for more than four seasons.  In the four seasons they played together for the Vikings they caught 93 touchdowns. The second most belongs to Rashad and White who needed seven seasons to catch 79.

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It is unlikely there will ever be a more dynamic duo to suit up for the Minnesota Vikings than Cris Carter and Randy Moss.