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Hi Y'all,

New here. Just curious how everyone will remember the Diggs Miracle TD? Memorable? Or, ultimately a meaningless footnote because of what happened a week later? Furthermore, do some of you think winning in the fashion they did, caused them to celebrate a bit too much...and thus get crushed in Philly?


Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:35 am
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It has to go down as one of the biggest, most impactful plays in Vikings history. Obviously it doesn't get the added bonus that would come from a trip to the Super Bowl though. But it hardly minimizes the impact, especially in the moment.

I think they would have lost to Philly even if they won a "normal" game the week before. We were out matched, especially in the trenches. The previous week likely hadittle impact, if any.

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I’m sure it will remain one of my top football moments, I harbour no bitterness about what came next.


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Still awesome! :v):

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We're less than 3 months past it and the NFL has already considered it one of the greatest endings to a football game in history. It even has it's own wiki page and is a part of the NFL Lore wiki page. This is also probably due to recency bias, but they placed it #1 in their top 10 Playoff finishes, and boy are a lot of people mad they placed it over the Immaculate Reception or Music City Miracle.

What people don't understand, though, is that those didn't end their respective games. The Minneapolis Miracle was the very first time a playoff game ended in a touchdown with zero seconds on the regulation clock left. Immaculate Reception had 5 and Music City Miracle had 3 left. That's what's so incredible about it. It never happened before in the 98 year history of the league.



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I actually almost tear up watching it still. It was probably the happiest single moment of my life.

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Best Purple moment in a long, long time. I probably would need to go back to the 1987 playoff upsets of the Saints and 49ers to top it.


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It was an awesome moment. Gave everyone hope that we really could get to and win the SB.


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Diggs gets all the praise but that’s one of the strongest throws I’ve seen Keenum make. How did he summon that arm strength in the the 4th quarter and where was it the rest of the season?


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SkolScot wrote:
Diggs gets all the praise but that’s one of the strongest throws I’ve seen Keenum make. How did he summon that arm strength in the the 4th quarter and where was it the rest of the season?


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I agree and it was in a perfect spot. It was a good throw.

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It is one of the more memorable plays in NFL history in my opinion. With that said, the Saints defender really blew it on the play. There is just no excuse for him allowing Diggs to make that catch unmolested. Even if he got there early and was flagged for PI, better to do that than completely whiff and leave nobody between Diggs and the end zone.

As far as whether that affected the Vikings in the NFC Championship Game a week later, that is harder to say. Personally, I don't think it did. I think the Vikings were just completely outplayed and outcoached in that game. Foles played as well as a QB can play. He made great decisions under pressure, waited for guys to come open and seemed to be completely aware of the coverage tendencies of the Viking secondary. Everything he threw was on point and super accurate. He was a beast, and he followed up that performance with another exceptional game against the Patriots. He picked a great time to have two games like he did. I have no idea if he can consistently play like that going forward, but at least for those moments in time he played like the best QB in the NFL. And I also think Philly was far more aggressive from a coaching standpoint than either Zimmer or Belichek. They were in it to win it in both games and willing to take chances in key situations that allowed them to win both games. While I was not surprised the Vikings played more not to lose than to win, I was surprised to see the Patriots do it. Usually it was the other way around for them, but I think they clenched up in the Superbowl too.


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It was the best moment in Vikings history for me personally. The only thing that can top it is a SB win.

As far as the NFCC, I think if Keenum didn't turn the ball over twice, it would've been a much closer game.

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It was great on a bunch of levels, but for me it was particularly sweet in that we beat the dirty Saints and their dirty coach, who was mocking the Vikes fans only a few seconds before on the sideline. Revenge, a sweet dish served cold. :rock:

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soflavike wrote:
It was great on a bunch of levels, but for me it was particularly sweet in that we beat the dirty Saints and their dirty coach, who was mocking the Vikes fans only a few seconds before on the sideline. Revenge, a sweet dish served cold. :rock:


Mocking the fans instead of coaching an excited rookie safety that a PI call is better than a missed tackle. But Diggs awareness that was the deep safety falling under him and then his balance, bloody perfection. It’s hard not to love Diggs he seems like such a sweet guy but then he makes THAT play - amazing!


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In the endzone Wright runs by Diggs to get the ball before congratulating him - awesome teammate.
The sideline view keeps popping into my twitter feed because of a web by nomination and I watch it every time.

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Been watching this team for a long time; it's hands down my favorite moment for the Vikings.

Helps that I was there in person! It was SO fun to be there. :beerock:


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Yea this is my new go-to video to cheer me up for any unfortunate Vikings loss. Before it was Farve to Lewis.


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Don't get me wrong it was a magical
moment and a great play, but it also
when I knew we would lose the next
game we peaked too early and didn't
have the emotional strength to play a good
team on the road.

If we would have beat Carolina imo
we have our championship

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Greatest play in NFL history. Period.

What made it so memorable for me was that it honestly seemed there was no hope. Favre-to-Lewis, we drove 80 yards in less than 2 minutes. There was anticipation and buildup, and even though it was improbable, the Vikings were in range to score. The 1980 Kramer-to-Rashad play was close, but again they were at least within Hail Mary range, and they had just pulled off the beautiful Ted Brown hook-and-ladder play to get within range. This literally came out of nowhere. We were going nowhere on the drive preceding the play.

Add all that to the fact that it was the playoffs, and that seals the deal.

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It would be very high without a doubt.

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