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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.

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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.

Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings leaps to catch the ball on the final play of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown to win the game 29-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings leaps to catch the ball on the final play of the NFC Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Diggs scored a 61-yard touchdown to win the game 29-24. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

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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