The Vikings’ season was over. With Minnesota stranded on their own 39-yard line with a 24-23 deficit, 10 seconds left, and no timeouts, everyone had written off the Vikings’ chance to be the first team to ever play a Super Bowl at home.
Then this happened.
Case Keenum desperately needed to put the team in field goal position with a pass to the sidelines. He hit Stefon Diggs at the 35-yard line as Saints safety Marcus Williams whiffed trying to take out his legs.
Diggs nearly fell down, but then put a hand out to stop himself and galloped the final 30 yards for the buzzer-beating touchdown and the 29-24 victory.
Everyone lost their damn minds.
Keenum said in his postgame interview with Fox’s Chris Myers that he was just trying to get a chunk of yardage, but was at a loss for words describing the final play of the game.
“With the last play, I don’t even know what just happened, man,” Keenum said. “It’s crazy. I don’t even know right now. I have no words.”
The only words that matter right now are these: The Vikings are two games away from Bringing It Home.
SOURCE: Danny Heifetz