Michael Vick's iconic, highlight-reel moment in Minnesota deserves a deep rewind
As a defender, one of the first things you learn is to tackle the person with the ball. In a 2002 Week 13 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons, two Minnesota Vikings defenders forgot that skill and ended up hitting each other. It wasn't because of a lack of effort, the two Vikings defenders just found themselves up against one of the most explosive quarterbacks in NFL history, Michael Vick.
To better appreciate Vick's iconic, defense-splitting moment, we need to understand how the Atlanta Falcons sunk so low to land his talents. How the Minnesota Vikings went from an NFC powerhouse just a few years ago, to just barely getting by. And how these two teams have a bit of history with each other in overtime moments. To do all that, we gotta rewind.
Written, produced, and edited by Joe Ali
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