MNF moments, No. 17: Moss halts Packers
August, 22, 2014
By John McTigue, ESPN Stats & Info | ESPN.com
Getty ImagesTo celebrate the 45th season of "Monday Night Football," a panel of ESPN.com contributors has selected the 45 most memorable moments in MNF history. Follow along as we reveal one per day and count down to this season's MNF debut.
No. 17: Vikings 37, Packers 24 | Oct. 5, 1998
The Green Bay Packers had won 25 straight games at Lambeau Field entering this "Monday Night Football" matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
That was before the Packers had faced the Vikings' first-round pick, Randy Moss. In just his fifth NFL game, Moss caught five passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns.
Moss' first score wowed fans as he won a jump ball against cornerback Tyrone Williams, stepped over him and then broke through a Darren Sharper tackle.
The 190 yards were the second-most for Moss in a game in his career, and the two touchdowns were the first of 14 he would score against the Packers, his most versus any opponent.