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NFL Network Counts Down Top 10 Randy Moss Moments

View photos of Vikings legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss who celebrates his birthday on Feb. 13.

Randy Moss was a highlight machine during his 14-season NFL career, during which he spent all or parts of eight in Purple.

The Vikings announced Wednesday that Moss will be inducted into the team's Ring of Honor in September along with fellow wide receiver Ahmad Rashad.

Moss ranks second in NFL history with 156 receiving touchdowns, is third all-time with 15,292 receiving yards and holds the single-season record for touchdown catches with 23.

While it's hard to narrow down the wide receiver's top plays, NFL Network produced a Top 10 countdown of performances that exemplified the stellar career of Moss.

10. Week 1 of 1998 season (4 catches for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns)

Moss showcased his big-play ability in the first game of his career as the Vikings scored a 31-7 win over Tampa Bay. 

Moss' first career touchdown was a 48-yard juggling snag, and he later added a 31-yard score.

9. Week 14 of 1999 season (5 catches for 76 yards and a touchdown; 64-yard punt return for a touchdown)

Moss produced the lone punt return for a touchdown of his career, as he scampered through the Chiefs coverage unit to tie the game at 28 with under two minutes remaining.

He also added his seventh receiving touchdown of the season on a 12-yard pass from quarterback Jeff George.

8. Week 1 of 2007 season (9 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown)

Moss' first game with the Patriots was a big one as he helped New England earn a 38-14 win and begin the road to a perfect regular-season record.

7. Week 7 of 2007 season (4 catches for 122 yards and 2 touchdowns)

Moss' first score of the day was a 35-yard grab. Less than four minutes later, he hauled in a 50-yard touchdown as the Patriots moved to 7-0.

6. Week 4 of 2003 season (8 catches for 173 yards and 3 touchdowns)

Moss recorded his fifth career three-touchdown performance as he had score of 15, 35 and 59 yards against San Francisco.

The trio of touchdowns helped the Vikings get off to a 4-0 start that season.* *

5. Week 10 of 2001 season (10 catches for 171 yards and 3 touchdowns)

The Giants had no answer for Moss, who turned in one of six career performances in which he had at least 170 receiving yards.

The 28-16 win also marked one of nine times in which Moss caught three touchdowns in a single game.

4. Week 10 of 1999 season (12 catches for 204 yards)

Although he didn't find the end zone, Moss still produced one of the most prolific games of his career.

This was the only time he topped the 200-yard mark, and he recorded only one more 12-reception game in his career.

3. Week 11 of 2007 season (10 catches for 128 yards and 4 touchdowns)

Moss recorded the only four-touchdown game of his career as the Bills had no answer for the wide receiver.

2. Week 5 of 1998 season (5 catches for 190 yards and 2 touchdowns)

Moss introduced himself to the Vikings-Packers rivalry by producing the second-most receiving yards in a game of his career.

Minnesota scored a 37-24 win as the Vikings won at Lambeau Field for the first time since 1993.

1. Week 1 of 1998 season (3 catches for 163 yards and 3 touchdowns)

Motivated by the fact the Cowboys passed on him in the 1998 NFL Draft, Moss made his presence known on national television by taking every one of his catches to the house.

Moss scored on a 51-yard pass and a pair of 56-yards plays as Minnesota moved to 11-1 on Thanksgiving Day in a game that signified Moss' highlight-reel athleticism.

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer had a firsthand look at Moss' dominance that day as the Cowboys defensive backs coach at the time.

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