28. ‘He Did WHAT?!?’
still can’t believe it.
On a rainy November night in 2000, the Green Bay Packers desperately needed a win against their division rival, the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings were 7-1 at the times, and Green Bay needed a win to stay alive in the division race. They certainly got just that, and in dramatic fashion.
The Packers had battled the Vikings all game, a hard fought affair. Huge plays from kicker , running back , and kick returner put the Packers in contention through the night. All knotted up at the end of regulation, the game went into overtime.
From the Vikings 43 yard line, Packers quarterback flung up a desperation pass on third and four to wide receiver .
As the Vikings defender batted the ball, Freeman dove to the ground to have the ball bounce off his back shoulder. He then grabbed the ball before it touched the ground, stood up, juked a defender and scored a touchdown to win the game for the Packers.
The play is still much remembered today and plays on ESPN’s Monday Night Football opening montage.
“It’s the most commonly asked question I get, more than my 81-yard touchdown catch in the Super Bowl, or any other individual play,” Freeman said in a 2006 interview.