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Voting Opens For Vikings Historical Game Tapes


The National Football League is digging into the archives and they're looking for help from the fans to decide what to grab.

As part of the league's deal with YouTube, they will be posting three historical games from each team and need help choosing.

Voting for the three Vikings games that will be available online is now open and runs through June 27. To vote for the game you want to see most, click here.

The five game options that fans can choose from are:

December 3, 1978 vs. Philadelphia Eagles – The eventual NFC Central champion Vikings hosted Philadelphia in the season's final home game. Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton led the Vikings to a 28-27 comeback victory in what ended up being his final NFL seasons.

January 9, 1988 at San Francisco 49ers (Divisional Playoff) –After a win at New Orleans to start the 1987 postseason, the Vikings upset the San Francisco 49ers to advance to the NFC Championship game. The Vikings intercepted passes from both Joe Montana and Steve Young en route to the 36-24 win. Anthony Carter led the way for the Vikings with 227 receiving yards. * *

December 1, 1994 vs. Chicago Bears –The Vikings hosted the Bears in a Thursday Night Football game that failed to disappoint. Cris Carter scored the go-ahead touchdown in the 4th quarter that was then matched with a Chicago field goal to send the game into overtime. Carter continued his clutch performance with a 65-yard game-winning touchdown to give the Vikings the victory. 

November 26, 1998 at Dallas Cowboys –Randy Moss had the best performance of his rookie season on Thanksgiving Day, and it's one that then Cowboys assistant Mike Zimmer would probably like to forget. All three of Moss' catches were touchdowns and each were over 50 yards. Moss finished the day with 163 yards in the Vikings' 46-36 win.

December 30, 2012 vs. Green Bay Packers –Adrian Peterson fell short of the single-season rushing record, but helped the Vikings earn what mattered most that day – a playoff berth. A Blair Walsh 29-yard field goal as time expired vaulted the Vikings into the postseason. Adrian Peterson led the way with 199 yards, giving him the 2nd-highest single-season output in NFL history.

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