No. 3 – 2016, Week 2 versus Green Bay Packers
Cornerback Trae Waynes jumps a route on Aaron Rodgers’ fourth quarter pass to Davante Adams intercepting the pass and cementing a 17-14 victory.
This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. NFL schedule-makers ensured the match-up would be against Green Bay and probably rightfully so. A loss to the archival would have been a nauseating outcome for the franchise at its brand new edifice.
Trae Waynes prevented that from occurring. He has since bolted town to join the Cincinnati Bengals, but this play can be considered his magnum opus with the Vikings.
In a broader, more important sense, this play and moment changed the tide of recent Vikings history in regard to hosting the Green Bay Packers. In the previous ten seasons, the Vikings were an exasperating 3-7 in home games versus Green Bay. With this game and the three proceeding it, the Packers have only topped the Vikings once in Minnesota during the last four seasons.