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SPYING ON THE ENEMY: Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers: #84

KEEPING AN EYE ON THE RIVALS OF THE DETROIT LIONS

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It seems like so many Lions faithful try to not only keep up with their beloved Lions, but also try to keep an eye on what the loathed rivals are up to, We decided to periodically check out what’s going on across enemy lines.

Here’s a link to keep you filled in on what the other teams in our division are up to

Minnesota Vikings By The Numbers: #84

Seriously, who do you think?

There have been seventeen members of the Minnesota Vikings that have worn the #84 (if you count rookie Bucky Hodges, who had the number bestowed upon him this year). But, much like the Highlander, when it comes to the #84 in Minnesota Vikings history, there can be. . .only one!

There was no reason for Randy Moss to fall to the Minnesota Vikings with the 21st overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft. A ridiculously talented athlete and Heisman Trophy finalist at Marshall, Moss wasn’t even the first wide receiver drafted in 1998. But he was most certainly the best. He exploded onto the scene as a rookie, hauling in 17 touchdown passes and leading the Vikings to being what was then the highest-scoring offense in National Football League history.

In his first seven seasons with the Vikings, he scored double-digit touchdowns six times, including three seasons with at least fifteen scoring catches. In 2003, he became the first player in NFL history to average more than 100 yards and 1 touchdown per game in a 16-game season. Opposing defenses had to account for him in ways that nobody had ever needed to do before. He beat defenses d ” >”>

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