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An Oral History of The Minneapolis Miracle


Things looked bleak for the Vikings, but they never lost hope...

Minnesota trailed 24-23 against New Orleans with just 10 seconds remaining in Sunday's Divisional round playoff game.

The Vikings were 25 yards or so from field goal range, facing third-and-10 at their own 39-yard line.

What happened next will never be forgotten.

A high-arching pass toward the right sideline. A leaping catch by Stefon Diggs as every person screamed for him to get out of bounds and stop the clock. An acutely aware Diggs doing a pirouette and keeping his balance before sprinting all alone toward the end zone.

Pandemonium inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

Vikings 29, Saints 24.

It took all 60 minutes for the Vikings to dispatch the Saints and advance to the NFC Championship, thanks to the most remarkable play in franchise history.

Click above for an oral history of The Minneapolis Miracle.

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