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Turning Point: From Trickery To Tragedy

Randy Moss

The Vikings' inability to get their special-teams players on the same page turned a potentially huge positive play into a definitively negative one.

In the entire tenure as head coach of the Vikings, Dennis Green and special teams coach Gary Zauner never tried a fake field goal or punt. Their rationale was that teams didn't need gadget plays or trickery to try to win games. That philosophy, for the most part, had been adopted by Mike Tice and Rusty Tillman and caused the turning point of the game. Philadelphia had dominated much of the first... Recommended Stories