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You can watch the entire 1998 Vikings-Cowboys Thanksgiving game online (for free)

The classic is available to watch – for free – online.

The Vikings get the early Thanksgiving game this year, and will kick off against the Lions at 11:30 a.m. on FOX.

It's a chance for the Vikings to get some revenge after a bad loss earlier this season, and widen their lead over Detroit in the NFC North.

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But before you settle in to watch the game (leaving the rest of your family to do all the cooking and "spending quality time together" thing), you need to take a trip down nostalgia lane.

The entire '98 Vikings-Cowboys game, when rookie Randy Moss torched Dallas with 3 TDs and 168 yards, is available on YouTube.

A few observations after skipping around and watching pieces of the game:

– God bless the invention of high def broadcasts and widescreen. Football looks so much better now.

– Rookie Randy Moss was absurdly good, and that Dennis Green offense was a treat week in and week out. Look at how easy this flea flicker was.

– Old turf is nowhere near the color of grass. It looks like the display settings on the TV might be wrong.

– Hey, look who it is!

– And we'll pass on the turducken.

Anyways, the Vikings are 5-2 overall on Turkey Day games, with one of those losses coming last year against the Lions. 

Enjoy the game.

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