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Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


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Moss returns to Lambeau Field

Posted by: under Vikings, Packers, Vikings players, Brett Favre Updated: October 21, 2010 - 10:12 AM

Randy Moss caught five passes for 55 yards in his return to Mall of America Field at the Metrodome this past Sunday.

Brett Favre's second return trip to Green Bay on Sunday remains the top story line, but Moss also will return to Lambeau Field for the first time since his infamous mooning incident in the 2005 playoff game.

Moss declined to talk to reporters twice on Wednesday, but his history against the Packers will be put under the spotlight too.

In 14 career games against Green Bay, Moss has 70 catches for 1,313 yards and 14 touchdowns with an 18.8-yard average per catch.

Moss owns the three highest receiving totals against the Packers in Vikings history -- 190 yards, 153 and 150.

Moss caught two touchdown passes in the 2005 playoff game and celebrated the second one by pretending to moon the Green Bay fans. He was fined $10,000 by the NFL.

Favre made no secret of his desire to play on the same team as Moss when he was with Green Bay. He was asked Wednesday on a conference call with Packers media about finally getting that opportunity now.  

"I’m even more impressed with him as I’ve gotten a chance to work with him, how intelligent he is," Favre said. "I mean, Randy’s Randy. He has his moments, but he’s such a dynamic player, I think for our young players to watch him practice, the way he handles meetings, is very, very impressive. That’s the things I didn’t know about him.
 
"Now he can be a little rougher when dealing with the media as you guys know, but I consider it a privilege to play with this guy as I would a lot of the players I played with during my career. This guy not only has the talent, he has the knowledge, the instincts, he has the complete package. It doesn’t guarantee he’s going to have 10 catches and 200 yards, but he’s just a dynamic player. It was kind of bittersweet to watch him because, I mean, it was ‘God this guy is unbelievable.’ Usually, he was beating you and it was kind of like how do we stop him."
 
 

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