Vikings great Cris Carter doesn’t think 1998 team should be part of NFL’s 100 greatest teams
The Minnesota Vikings 1998 team was named one of the NFL’s 100 greatest teams but a key part of the team, Cris Carter doesn’t agree. The Vikings 1998 team was no doubt special and could be argued as one of the greatest offensive teams ever with Cris Carter and a rookie Randy Moss lining up outside.
Carter knows that was a special team, but what he thinks they should be remembered as is a team that was one of the bigger disappointments.
“You talk about 100 years of football,” Carter said in the NFL’s video recognizing the team. “I don’t think that team will, like, go down as one of the greatest teams ever. It will go down as one of the biggest disappointments.”
The Vikings were 15-1 in the regular season and they looked like a shoe-in for the Super Bowl after destroying the Arizona Cardinals to start the playoffs.
In the NFC Championship game, they hosted the Atlanta Falcons and led most of the game before Gary Anderson missed a field goal that would have sealed the win. The Falcons came back and tied the game in the last minute of the game and then won the game in overtime.
Carter doesn’t think that a team that didn’t win the Super Bowl should be this high, but you also can’t take away from what the team did during the regular season.
Week in and week out, the Vikings were lighting up the scoreboard and that is what landed them so high in the rankings.