The year was 2003. The Bears were ahead 13-10 with 1:02 left in the 4th quarter in a Week 15 matchup against the Vikings.
Vikings QB Daunte Culpepper was looking for WR Randy Moss to score the go-ahead touchdown.
Culpepper found Moss earlier in the quarter with a 16-yard touchdown pass to make it a three-point game.
At the time, Bears CB Charles Tillman was a rookie. He made a play that will likely go down as one of his best of all-time.
He ripped the ball out of Moss’s hands for an interception to seal the victory for the Bears.
QB Rex Grossman got a win in his NFL debut and the Bears took down their NFC North rival.
This is what Tillman had to say following the 13-10 victory over Minnesota.
“Moss is a veteran and I’m a rookie. He’s famous for going up and catching high balls, so I just kind of put two-and-two together in watching film. I knew it was going to come,” Tillman said.
It will be interesting to what happens when these two square off this season in Week 11.
Will Moss at age 35 get the better end of Tillman this time? I’m sure it will be fun to watch.
One thing’s for sure, ESPN will be showing this play at least once during this Monday Night Football matchup.
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