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Sports Video Vault: Vikings vs. Rams, 1977 'Mud Bowl'

There's nothing better than NFL superstars fighting the elements in a big playoff game. It's even better when it's the Vikings beating the Rams in L.A. in this 1977 Divisional contest. Check out this clip from the infamous "Mud Bowl."
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Led by quarterback Bob Lee (Fran Tarkenton was out with a broken leg), the Vikings beat the L.A. Rams in the first round of the 1977 NFC playoffs. It was dubbed the "Mud Bowl" because of the torrential rains that made the L.A. Coliseum a ... mud bowl....

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