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NFL Announces 3 Vikings Games Picked by Fans for YouTube

Three "remember-where-you-were-when" Vikings games have been selected by fans to live in entirety and perpetuity on YouTube, beginning this August.

The games selected include Adrian Peterson's chase with history in Week 17 of the 2012 season, Randy Moss' trio of turkey day touchdowns in 1998 and Minnesota's shocking postseason upset of San Francisco in 1987.

The 2012 finale received 38 percent of the vote, the throwback Thanksgiving game received 30 percent of the vote, and the 1987 Divisional game received 16 percent of the vote.

The games will be loaded to the NFL's official YouTube channel this August. The full list of 96 games, narrowed from 160 classics compiled by NFL Media/NFL Films, is available here.

A quick refresher on the three games:

Peterson entered Week 17 needing 208 rushing yards to break Eric Dickerson's single-season record of 2,105 from 1984. He opened the month of December with 210 at Green Bay on Dec. 2 and had 212 at St. Louis on Dec. 16. With a trip to the playoffs on the line, Peterson carried the load 34 times for 199 yards, coming just nine shy of setting the new record. His 26-yard gain on a play that started at the Green Bay 37 with 24 seconds left set up a game-winning field goal by Blair Walsh for the Vikings 10th victory of the season, sending Minnesota to the playoffs. Peterson was selected NFL MVP.

Moss continued his dazzling inaugural season with three touchdown catches of more than 50 yards. The first went for 51 and gave the Vikings an early seven-point lead. He added two scoring catches of 56 yards each. Cris Carter added a 54-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter, and Leroy Hoard sprung free for a 50-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Vikings took down the Cowboys 46-36.

The 1987 team won four in a row before closing the regular season with three losses in four games, but made the postseason with an 8-7 mark. After stomping the Saints in New Orleans 44-10, Minnesota headed to the West Coast and upended the 49ers, who went 13-2 in the regular season. The Vikings held Joe Montana to a passer rating of 42.0 on the day, more than 50 points below his career postseason average of 95.6.

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