Published: Tue, January 16, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Minnesota Vikings React to 'Unbelievable' Win Over New Orleans Saints

Minnesota Vikings React to 'Unbelievable' Win Over New Orleans Saints

Some are even calling it the "Minneapolis Miracle".

The Minnesota Viking are riding high after punching their ticket to the NFC Championship and being one win away from Super Bowl 52 at U.S. Bank Stadium, their home in Minneapolis. But Jordan also blamed himself for not getting to Case Keenum before the quarterback threw the deep ball to Diggs.

No matter, it was happy Monday in Minny. To this point, Diggs' spectacular catch yesterday marked the only time in National Football League postseason history where a game-winning touchdown was scored with no time left on the clock.

Now, though, the Vikings must get ready for the Eagles.

"For a lot of people, they could have been just, 'OK, here it goes again".

Kendricks' favorite angle was his own. "A lot of chaos and a lot of jumping around".

Brees was almost ideal in the second half Sunday as the Saints erased a 17-0 halftime deficit to take a 24-23 lead with 25 seconds remaining on Wil Lutz's 43-yard field goal.

"They're a pretty resilient bunch", Zimmer said.

There was seven seconds on the clock when Keenum let the ball go. "They counted us out all the time".

"Listen, the mistake I made that night was letting my emotions get the best of me".

"We just wanted to play with that chip on our shoulder and do everything we can, because it's a do-or-die game, so we wanted to make sure we left it all out there for each other".

On the last drive of the game it looked like it was over for Zimmer and his Minnesota Vikings.

King says the Vikings' NFC Championship game at Philadelphia is a winnable one, and that sets up something special. Their defense has the opportunity to give Nick Foles fits.

"The only thing I remember about that game is we lost", Vikings cornerback Xavier Rhodes said.

"We still can't believe it in the locker room", Thielen said. "We got his back, 100 percent". "He's played well for us all year". "You know, you enjoy the win, you work hard for these kind of things".

Payton noted that "fortunately" the lack of timeouts didn't have much of an impact on the end of the game, as the Saints never found themselves in too much of a time crunch.

The rolling Saints had the playoff-inexperienced Vikings on their heels and truth be told, no one liked the Vikings' chances. So a guy like that, for as long as you have him you keep him. "We know how tough this game is going to be for us".

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