Stefon Diggs just made one of the most famous plays in NFL history. The Vikings receiver caught a pass before running for a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to give Minnesota a 29-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in Sunday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game.
With just 10 seconds remaining and needing 20-plus yards just to get into field goal range down 24-23, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum heaved a pass to Diggs near the sideline. The wideout then made the catch, avoided the tackle, stayed in bounds and upright, and took it to the end zone. The Vikings will now play the Philadelphia Eagles in next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game.
As incredible as the game’s ending turned out to be, it’s also perhaps the worst display of defense and tackling in NFL history. Poor Marcus Williams will never live this play down. As Diggs made the catch, the Saints’ rookie safety had a chance to simply wrap Diggs up and tackle him in bounds. It would have run the clock out for the Saints.
Instead, he helped Diggs complete what will go down as one of the NFL’s all-time most famous plays.
The Stefon Diggs TD: Highlights And Reactions
— Fanatics View (@thefanaticsview) January 15, 2018
Give all glory to God....— DIGGS (@stefondiggs) January 15, 2018
If Stefon Diggs pays for a meal in this town again we have let him down.— surlybrewing (@surlybrewing) January 15, 2018
Marcus Williams attempting to tackle diggs pic.twitter.com/SYn4AaoMeE— Miiiikeyb
forget about batman and superman it’s all about stefon diggs— Trey Myers III (@treymyers_) January 15, 2018
Stefon Diggs listed as doubtful for next week. Reason - Still celebrating. pic.twitter.com/cSQEKgtkYa— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) January 15, 2018
Vikings’ WR Stefon Diggs to @JosinaAnderson: “Damn that s- - - felt good.”— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2018
Saints: “Last play of the game, we’re headed to the NFC title game.”— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 15, 2018
Stefon Diggs: pic.twitter.com/tmjNVp86uj
When you see Monday coming and you try to stop it. pic.twitter.com/4n7xl43RLS— Erik Frenz (@ErikFrenz) January 15, 2018
The Elias Sports Bureau confirmed on Sunday that Diggs became the first player ever to score a “walk-off” touchdown in an NFL playoff game.
The Vikings head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in next Sunday’s NFC Championship Game at 6:40 p.m. on NBC. Thanks to Diggs, they still have a chance to become the first team to ever host the Super Bowl in their home stadium.
— By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
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