Stefon Diggs, the hero for Minnesota

-Nick Pooler

 

In a hard-fought game from start to finish, the Minnesota Vikings took down the New Orleans Saints at home in front of an electrifying crowd 29-24. With the great play from both teams, a big thing that stuck out was the kickers. For Minnesota, Kai Forbath 3 huge field goals. From 20, 49 and 53. Wil Lutz for the Saints hit the biggest field goal of his career. The kick was from 43 yards out and was thought to be the nail in the coffin for Case Keenum’s magical run. But Keenum had one more answer. On the last play of the game, the Vikings found themselves in their own territory on their own 39-yard line with 61 yards to go. Keenum threw a prayer down the sideline, when Stefon Diggs (6 rec, 137 yards, 1 TD) jumped up and brought it down while avoiding a tackle. He then kept his feet in bounds and sprinted into the end zone as the clock expired with nothing but green grass ahead of him. The crowd erupted in a frenzy. The Saints were shut out in the first half of a playoff game for just the second time in franchise history. Drew Brees finished 25-40, 294 yards and 3 touchdowns. Michael Thomas had 7 catches for the Saints for 85 yards and 2 big touchdowns. Keenum was also 25-40 with 318 yards and a touchdown. The Vikings look to move on from what could be the greatest play in playoff history to win a game. They will travel to Philadelphia in hopes of heading back to Minnesota to host the Super Bowl in their own stadium.

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