Only time will tell if the 12-men on the field penalty called late in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's overtime loss to the Saints in Sunday's NFC title game will go down in Vikings' lore like Drew Pearson's supposed push off against Nate Wright in 1975. But the infraction called by referee Pete Morelli's crew certainly has that potential.
So what happened? "We just had a fullback in there and we changed up and broke the huddle with 12," coach Brad Childress said. "You can't call back-to-back timeouts either. I thought we slipped up there."