The Minnesota Vikings won the divisional round matchup against the New Orleans Saints in what is being called the “Minnesota Miracle.” With 10 seconds left in the game and down by one point, quarterback Case Keenum threw a 61-yard pass to wide receiver Stephon Diggs. Diggs leapt for the ball just as the Saints’ Marcus Williams went in for the sack. Williams rolled under Diggs and Diggs quickly turned and ran toward the goal for the touchdown. The Vikings won 29-24.
The Minnesota Miracle
As the crowds went wild, Keenum was interviewed following the final play. “This is unbelievable,” said Keenum. “God is so good. I mean, it’s unbelievable what He’s done.”
In a separate interview, Keenum added, “If you ask me about this moment, what this moment has meant to me, it’s probably going to go down as the third-best moment of my life behind giving my life to Jesus Christ and marrying my wife.”
“It’s a storybook ending — and it never ends that way,” said Diggs. “Usually, it’s reality. It’s real life. Things go, you walk home and worry about tomorrow. But today had other plans. I give it all to God, because things like this just don’t happen.”
In another interview, Diggs said, “I ran around. My QB gave me a great throw, God took care of the rest. You watched the play. A guy ran into another guy. I give all the glory to God, I give Him the praise on this great Sunday.” He added, “All I can say is, I give it to God because without Him nothing is possible and I wouldn’t be here. … God put me in a position and I just tried to take advantage of my opportunity.”
The Vikings will now play the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship at Lincoln Financial Field at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday. The winner will advance to Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.
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