WATCH: Linval Joseph with the 63-yard fat man TD

Linval Joseph signed a massive extension with the Vikings.
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It’s been a season of rough moments for the Minnesota Vikings defense, but defensive tackle Linval Joseph may have turned that all around with a 63-yard touchdown return.

Late in the second quarter as the Philadelphia Eagles tried to find some momentum, quarterback Carson Wentz was sacked and lost the football.

The ball popped into Joseph’s arms. The 329-pound defensive tackle ran for his life and into the end zone for a 63-yard touchdown.


Not only did Joseph’s big play give Minnesota the lead, but it was also the first touchdown in his NFL career. Once he reached the sideline, Joseph celebrated with sunglasses and rocked an epic look.

Everyone loves seeing a big lineman score a touchdown, but Joseph’s is even better because of how far he had to run. Fortunately, the big man delivered thanks to some speed and a few blocks from his teammates.