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The New Orleans Saints met The Minnesota Vikings in an NFC Divisional Playoff game at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Drew Brees passed it to Michael Thomas for two touchdown passes in a span of 3:09 of the second half. The first score came after a 12-play, 80-yard drive. The second was set up at the Minnesota 40 by an interception by Williams after an off-balance throw by Keenum, his one costly moment of either inexperience or recklessness.
Saints coach Sean Payton lost two challenges and two timeouts on the next drive by the Vikings, which ended with a successful 49-yard kick by Kai Forbath after he missed from the same distance right before halftime.
Drew Brees had given the Saints in position for Wil Lutz's go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 25 seconds remaining, punctuating a steely rally from a 17-point deficit that stood until 1:16 was left in the third quarter.
The Vikings did not have anymore timeouts as Keenum dropped back with 10 seconds to go from his 39 and threw high into a crowd. Diggs jumped in front of Marcus Williams, who rolled underneath Stefon Diggs during an ill-fated attempt at a tackle.
Diggs kept his feet in bounds and raced untouched into the end zone for 61 yard Game Winning TD
The Vikings will play at Philadelphia next Sunday, and The Super Bowl is in Minnesota in two weeks!!!
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