The second half of today’s Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints game was a thriller. Although in the first half, it seemed like the Vike’s defense had the game controlled and couldn’t let the Saints get any offense going, by the other side of halftime we had ourselves a game.
Drew Brees put together a comeback with the Saints, thanks to two touchdowns to Michael Thomas and one from Alvin Kamara.
The field goals in between made it an interesting back and forth that had the Ball in the hands of Brees with a minute left in the game. All signs pointed towards New Orleans pulling off a miracle comeback for the history books. He gave #WhoDat nation the lead.
Then they gave Case Keenum 25 seconds to win the game.
Minnesota started the drive with a false start. Throws were off. They couldn’t drive the ball down the field. The Vikings were sinking in the clutch.
Then Keenum threw up a prayer to Stefon Diggs, he dodged the defender, came up stumbling and ran all the way to the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown to win the game.
It was unbelievable.
That helmet throw by Diggs after the touchdown was a culmination of the team’s resilience and determination to never give up until the final whistle.
Brees finished the game 25/40, throwing for 294 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Meanwhile, Keenum also threw 25/40, for 318 yards passing, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.
The Vikings are one game away from the Super Bowl and will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship. Who would have thought?