Moss' latest stunt made news largely because of the appropriately angry reactions of a veteran teammate and coach Mike Tice.
But it wasn't news to me.
Moss has been a big a part of the Vikings problems as he is part of their production. He's the reason that on a pre-game show Sunday Morning, Boomer Esiason declared a belief I've held for years: "The Vikings have no heart."
The Packers beat the Vikings twice by the same score, 34-31, with and without Moss. The second go-around came with the receiver in the lineup, in the Metrodome, with the division on the line. The rematch silenced the critics who discredited the first Packer win because it came sans Moss in the cold at Lambeau.
Now the Packers, especially the defense, have the perfect opportunity to stop the Moss talk. If Green Bay wins, the Vikings will be relegated to the same fate suffered by all first-round playoff losers; completely forgotten once the top seeds step into the mix and the stakes go up next week.
The risk in today's Packers-Vikings matchup isn't that the teams are well-acquainted rivals meeting for the third time in four months. The true danger is that on the strength of an athletic quarterback and talented if thickheaded receiver, a team with no heart can end the dreams of a team whose heart and soul set the standard for the NFL.