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January 10, 2019

In 2005, Randy Moss made sure everyone at Lambeau Field saw the full moon in Green Bay.

The Minnesota Vikings were travelling to the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field to face rival Green Bay Packers in a Wild Card game for the first round of the NFL playoffs. It was the second week in a row star Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss would find himself in the middle of some controversy.

The week prior, Moss made headlines for leaving the field early prior to the conclusion of the Vikings loss to the Washington Redskins. The criticism Moss received would only grow after his touchdown celebration against the Packers.

Moss would score on a 34-yard touchdown pass from Daunte Culpepper in the fourth quarter. Rather than going for the old fashioned spike, touchdown dance or some other mundane celebration, Moss bent over and mimicked pulling his pants down to moon the Packers faithful.

It would become an iconic part of Moss' career that seemingly featured as many moments of controversy as touchdowns. The Vikings wide receiver would eventually make it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is without question one of the best to ever play the game. But to some people, his mooning incident is a reminder that Moss caused a few headaches during his career to go along with his stellar play.




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