In honor of tonight's Vikings-Giants tilt, here's the worst 12 minutes in Purple history [VIDEO]


Tonight, the 1-4 Vikings are in New Jersey to play the 0-6 New York Giants on Monday Night Football.

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Given their collective 1-10 record, it's easy to forget that these two teams once met in the NFC Championship Game. It's also easy to forget because Vikings fans don't want to remember it  -- that January 2001 contest was by far the most humiliating defeat in franchise history.

So to get ready for tonight's game, let's travel back in time and revisit the comical-in-hindsight debacle Vikings fans simply remember as "41 Donut," shall we? (After the game, Randy Moss offered up this quote: "I was just talking to Daunte, and 41-to-donut, I think that's the worst defeat I've ever been in my life.")

If you can't remember this game or haven't watched it before, the first 12 minutes of this  video simply have to be seen to be believed:

Ah, the joys of being a Vikings fan!

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