Vikings overcome controversy to beat Packers

The Vikings let their hair out and played up to their talent level.

Updated: January 9, 2005, 11:36 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Left tackle Bryant McKinnie showed up at practice two weeks ago with his afro in full bloom and prompted an idea in a Vikings team in need of solidarity.

Randy Moss walked by him and suggested McKinnie wear that style to Sunday's playoff game against the Packers. The word spread through the locker room as it did a year ago when the Vikings beat the Chiefs in a game in which the afros came out. They didn't do it for the season-finale loss to the Redskins. Instead, they ...

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