After leading 17-0 at halftime, the Vikings had all but beat the explosive offensive team in the New Orleans Saints. Third string Quarterback Case Keenum had to put his whole heart and soul into the 2nd half since the Saints began to make a serious come back. At the end of the third quarter, New Orleans had started their comeback and took the lead with 3:01 left in the fourth.
In these last key minutes, the lead had changed four times resulting in the Vikings victory. At 1:29, Vikings kicker Kai Forbath made a field goal and then was countered by a Will Lutz field goal with 18 seconds left. It was time for the third string quarterback to make his mark on Vikings franchise history and win the Divisional game. After a miraculous catch by Stefon Diggs to reach the 40 yard line, it was time for one last play. Keenum took the ball and made his throw to Diggs for the second time in a row. A Saints defender missed the tackle and Diggs ran it in for the seal and what is now one of the best game-ending plays in the league after the merger in 1966. Skol chants took over the arena just as the Vikings ended it with a knee to win 29-23.
The Vikings take on NFC power Philadelphia Eagles in Philly for what has shaped up to be one of the best defensive games in a generation. The game starts at 6:40 and is covered by local Fox affiliates.