Former Minnesota Vikings receiver Cris Carter recently talked about the infamous clip of him getting manhandled by former Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White.
During his career with the Minnesota Vikings, legendary wide receiver Cris Carter had a number of memorable moments against the Green Bay Packers. However, there is one clip that continues to be shared around the internet that doesn’t exactly feature Carter at his best during one of his past meetings against the Packers.
In a Week 8 matchup with Green Bay during the 1994 season, the Vikings were leading by a score of 7-0 midway through the second quarter. Facing a 2-and-6 from their own 24-yard line, Minnesota tasked Carter with attempting to block Packers defensive end, Reggie White. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go well.
Former Minnesota Vikings WR Cris Carter talks about trying to block former Green Bay Packers DE Reggie White
Recently, Carter was interviewed on “The Rich Eisen Show,” and he was asked about the infamous clip of him getting tossed to the side by White.
"“I told [former Vikings offensive coordinator] Brian Billick not to run that play because Reggie was going to be loafing on the backside, and then that’s what ends up happening, he throws me into the quarterback.I think that, actually, my stats might have to be changed. I might get credit for a sack.”"
Luckily for Carter, Minnesota still went on to defeat Green Bay in this matchup by a final score of 13-10. The win certainly makes it easier for the former Vikings receiver to look back at the play and laugh.
But what was Carter really supposed to do? Minnesota wanted their top receiver to try and stop a Hall of Fame sack machine that outweighed him by almost 90 pounds? It was a battle that Carter was never going to win, and he knew it before the ball was even snapped.
The Vikings and their star wide receiver went on to finish the 1994 season with a 10-6 record, which wound up being good enough to win their division. The Packers finished second in the division with a 9-7 record.
Both teams qualified for the playoffs in 1994, but Green Bay was able to make it to the divisional round, while Minnesota was unable to get a win in their wild-card matchup against the Chicago Bears.