Chiefs check out Randy Ratio

Vikings continue two-day practice with Kansas City

By Dave Campbell

Associated Press

MANKATO, Minn. -- For the first time since the Randy Ratio's inception, the Minnesota Vikings showed another team how it works.

During a 7-on-7 drill against the Kansas City Chiefs Friday morning, quarterback Daunte Culpepper threw four of six passes to his star receiver, Randy Moss, to whom the Vikings would like to throw 40 percent of their passes.


Coach Mike Tice's staff figured out that Minnesota went 4-1 last season in games when that happened. The Vikes were 1-10 when it didn't.

But Culpepper cautioned that they're not just going to fling it up to No. 84 and hope for the best.

"We're not going to force the ball to Randy," he said. "We're going to give him the ball as much as we can, when we can get him open. But the defense is going to dictate where the ball goes most of the time."

Several of the catches Moss made were spectacular.

"Randy's that type of guy," Culpepper said. "He's going to make phenomenal plays."

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