We won’t make a habit out of celebrating the Vikings, but this was one hell of a catch.
With 4 seconds left in the 4th, Case Keenum hikes the ball, drops back and unleashes a bomb to Stefon Diggs – in the air, hurtling backward over Saints defender Marcus Williams, regains his balance and it was off to the races. 61-yard reception, like something out of a movie.
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) January 15, 2018
“I can’t even explain it, man. We were definitely in desperation mode,” Keenum told a Fox reporter on the field after the game. “We fought to the very end, and that’s special. One of the special times in my life.
“I don’t even know what just happened. It’s crazy. I have no words.” — via ESPN
Moments later – Keenum lead Vikings fans in the SKOL chant:
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) January 15, 2018
You can hear the call on Westwood 1 here:
— Westwood One Sports (@westwood1sports) January 15, 2018
And if you really want to get into it – here’s the catch… set to the Titanic theme
— Matt Allaire (@AllaireMatt) January 15, 2018
Stephen A Smith had some choice words for Saints Defender Marcus Williams…
This mistake by Marcus WILLIAMS — missing that play on Stefon Diggs — May be the absolute WORST MISTAKE I’ve ever seen in NFL Post-Season History. If it’s not THE worst it’s certainly up there. All the man had to do is make a tackle and the game is over. Horrible, Horrible Error.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 15, 2018
Schef dropping the facts…
If it seemed unprecedented, it’s because it was: Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs to end game was first ever “walk-off” touchdown in the 4th quarter of a postseason game, per Elias.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2018
Detroit’s own TJ Lang responds…
#43 might get left in Minnesota.
— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) January 15, 2018
That was insanity. WOW. WOW. WOW.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 15, 2018
Other players showed their amazement…
WOW WHAT A GAME
— Cj Spiller (@CJSPILLER) January 15, 2018
Case Keenum is getting that BAG in the offseason lol
— Quincy Enunwa (@QuincyEnunwa) January 15, 2018
OH MY GOODNESS….
— Budda Baker (@buddabaker32) January 15, 2018
Damn I love football
— Akeem A. Dent (@AkeemDent) January 15, 2018
Wow! Craziest thing I seen in a long time
— Demetrius McCray (@mccrayd_10) January 15, 2018
Congrats Minny, you played one hell of a game, one for the history books!
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JUST IN: Matt Patricia “likely” to be named Lions coach per ESPN
It appears that the “will he, won’t he” saga of Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions could soon officially be answered.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the current New EngStefon land Patriots defensive coordinator is “likely” to be named Lions head coach once New England’s season has ended, whenever that may be as they have just advanced to the AFC championship.