Cris Carter has a hilarious response to the infamous viral clip
Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cris Carter recently opened up about the infamous clip of him being manhandled by former Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White.
During his career with the Minnesota Vikings, legendary receiver Cris Carter had several memorable moments against the Green Bay Packers. However, there is one clip that continues to be shared on the internet that doesn’t exactly show Carter at his best in one of his final meetings against the Packers.
In a Week 8 game with Green Bay in the 1994 season, the Vikings were leading 7-0 midway through the second quarter. Facing a 2 and 6 from its own 24-yard line, Minnesota charged Carter trying to block the Packers defensive end, Reggie White. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go well.
Former Minnesota Vikings WR Cris Carter talks about trying to block former Green Bay Packers DE Reggie White
Recently, Carter was interviewed on “The Rich Eisen Show,” and he was asked about the infamous clip of him getting thrown aside by White.
“I said [former Vikings offensive coordinator] Brian Billick for not running this game because Reggie was going to hang out on the back, and then that’s what ends up happening, he throws me into the quarterback.
I think actually my stats might need to be changed. I could get credit for a bag.
But what was it Carter really supposed to do? Minnesota wanted their top receiver to try and stop a Hall of Fame sack machine that was winning by nearly 90 pounds? It was a battle Carter was never going to win, and he knew it even before the ball was snapped.
The Vikings and their star receiver finished the 1994 season with a 10-6 record, which ended up being good enough to win their division. The Packers finished second in the division with a 9-7 record.
Both teams qualified for the playoffs in 1994, but Green Bay was able to advance to the divisional round, while Minnesota failed to pick up a win in their wildcard game against the Chicago Bears.