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Lunchbreak: Randy Moss Named to NFL's All-Time Team

"The SuperFreak" is the first wide receiver on the NFL's All-Time Team.

The NFL announced Monday night that former Vikings star Randy Moss is one of 10 wide receivers to make the team. The rest of the group will be unveiled at 7 p.m. (CT) Friday on NFL Network.

Moss took the league by storm immediately in 1998 with 69 catches for 1,313 yards and a rookie-record 17 touchdown catches. He played for the Vikings for seven-plus seasons and went into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2017 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

The wide receiver ranks second in league history with 156 touchdown catches and is fourth all-time with 15,292 receiving yards. His 982 receptions rank 15th.

Moss also holds the single-season receiving touchdowns record, which he set in 2007 when he caught 23 touchdowns with New England. He ranks second with 10 different 1,000-yard seasons and 64 separate 100-yard games.

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Moss was one of 24 finalists for the team, and there's a chance one of his former teammates could join him on the All-Time Team.

Cris Carter, who spent 12 of his 16 seasons in Purple, is also a finalist.

Carter ranks fourth all-time with 130 touchdown catches, is sixth with 1,101 career catches and is 13th in league history with 13,899 receiving yards.

Carter went into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2003 and the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

The Vikings are already well-represented on the NFL's All-Time Team, which will consist of 100 players and 10 coaches. It is selected by a 26-person panel made up of coaches, team and front office executives, former players and media members.

Hall of Famers John Randle and Alan Page were selected to the NFL's All-Time Team last month along the defensive line. Guard Randall McDaniel is also on the team as an offensive lineman. Kicker Jan Stenerud, who finished his career in Minnesota, also made the cut.

Graff: Analyzing the importance of Vikings-Packers

The 119th edition of the Border Battle is less than a week away, as the Vikings and Packers will meet on Monday Night Football in Week 16 at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Minnesota is 10-4 and would clinch a playoff spot with a win, which would also keep the Vikings alive in the NFC North race.

Green Bay is 11-3 and has clinched a playoff spot, but the Packers can secure the division with a win on Monday night.

Chad Graff of The Athletic broke down the matchup based on the level of importance for each team, and argued that Green Bay might be the more desperate team.

Graff wrote:

It is weird that this game doesn't have more on the line. At the beginning of the season, this seemed like the no-doubt biggest game on the schedule. And while both teams can certainly help themselves with a win, it doesn't carry nearly the weight many expected.

In terms of who has more on the line, I'd actually make the argument that the Packers do.

Getting a bye makes such a difference in the NFL playoffs whereas the Vikings would still have only a slim chance of winning the division even if they do beat Green Bay Monday, needing the Packers to then stumble against the free-falling Lions in the final week.

I also think this one could matter even more from a mental standpoint with these teams possibly meeting in the playoffs. I think it would go a long way for the Vikings' locker room if they beat the Packers soundly before potentially heading to Green Bay two weeks later.

There is much to be determined in the final two weeks of the 2019 season.

Both the Vikings and Packers are still in play for a first-round bye, while either team could also be the No. 6 seed and have to go on the road for the entirety of the playoffs.

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