Randy Moss is set to be just the second player to ever appear on Monday Night Football in back-to-back weeks, joining Keith Browner in 1987.
More importantly, Moss should be a welcome sight for Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings' struggling passing game. Playing outdoors, Favre will need that big target to help get the ball downfield against a tough New York Jets' defense. Since joining the Vikings last season, Favre when playing indoors has completed 55.4 percent of his passes that traveled at least 15 yards down field. He has eight touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 127.5. However, it’s a much different story when Favre’s outdoors, completing only 40 percent, with two touchdowns, three interceptions with a passer rating of 63.2.
In the first three games, Favre has two TD passes and only one to a wide receiver (Percy Harvin).
Moss, who had five drops in four games with the New England Patriots, remains one of the game’s top deep threats. Since 2008, only Calvin Johnson has more targets on throws 30 yards or more downfield than Moss' 45. However, Moss has only been able to bring down 10 of those passes, with six going for touchdowns and another six getting intercepted.
Brett Favre this season is 0-for-5 on pass attempts of 30 yards or more.