Stefon Diggs will never get sick of talking about the Minneapolis Miracle

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When Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs made the rounds on Tuesday at Radio Row in Minnesota, he was asked plenty of questions about the Minneapolis Miracle — the catch, turn, and run that helped the Vikings somehow defeat the Saints in the divisional round. So will Diggs ever get sick of talking about the play?

“No,” Diggs said during a visit to PFT Live. “It was a moment I’ll savor for the rest of my life. For me it’s like appreciate it no matter how long it’s around. Appreciate that moment.”

Making the moment even better was Diggs’ decision to remove his helmet and cast is aside after scoring.

“It was something that I’ve never planned,” Diggs said. “In that moment I was like this, walk off.”

The problem for the Vikings was that, one week after the walk off, they were sent packing by the Eagles.

“It’s definitely one of those situations where it hurts more because we got close,” Diggs said. “If we didn’t get close it would’ve been not a conversation. The amount of work that we put in and adversity that we fought through to get to the point that we were with the catch, with all the injuries that we had, with Case Keenum stepping up at quarterback, Adam Thielen emerging as one of the great receivers in the game. For us it was just one of the moments that we were right there. In hindsight we definitely have something to look forward to moving into this next year. Something to build off of. We got a great young team. Trying to keep these pieces together for the most part. I feel like we’ll be right in the mix next year.”

Even if they’re in the mix next year — even if they win the Super Bowl in 2018 — nothing will change the fact that the Vikings and Diggs generated one of the most memorable finishes in league history. The NFL gives out a Lombardi Trophy every year; the football gods are far more stingy with moments like the one the Vikings experienced.

38 responses to “Stefon Diggs will never get sick of talking about the Minneapolis Miracle

  1. I cant really say that Diggs did anything great. The Saints DB made a horrible mistake after Diggs made an ordinary catch. Not only did the DB tackle air but also took out the other Saint DB. I can say that luck was on the side of the Vikings on that play. A great Saint comeback wasted. Don’t know if Saints could have beat Eagles, but I feel with Brees at QB, Saints had a chance for Super bowl game.

  2. Minneapolis Miracle as a phrase was so forced and contrived. This wasn’t Al Michaels in the 1980’s Winter Olympics. Paul Allen was sitting on this for a while and proof of that is how he repeats it a second time after he was talked over when he said it initially.

  3. And as a Packers fan, I will never get tired of talking about how the Eagles crushed the Vikings and broke all the Vikings fans hearts once again!!
    Attaboy Eagles!!!!!!

  4. iberiasaint says:

    January 31, 2018 at 10:11 pm

    I cant really say that Diggs did anything great. The Saints DB made a horrible mistake after Diggs made an ordinary catch. Not only did the DB tackle air but also took out the other Saint DB. I can say that luck was on the side of the Vikings on that play. A great Saint comeback wasted. Don’t know if Saints could have beat Eagles, but I feel with Brees at QB, Saints had a chance for Super bowl game.

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    Debby Downer, everyone! I enjoyed watching that final play, regardless of what went right or wrong. I’d be pretty excited about that play if I was Diggs too. Sorry we can’t all be Madden Champs!

  5. It was a great moment but it isn’t very meaningful compared to a championship. Maybe the Vikings can win the Super Bowl next year and then when Diggs is asked about the Minneapolis Miracle he can say, “I don’t want to talk about that, I want to talk about winning the Super Bowl!”

    One can dream, at least.

  6. Remember when Troy brown couldn’t stop talking about forcing the fumble against the Chargers after they put away the Divisional game against the Patriots in 06 when they intercepted Brady? Yeah, me neither

  7. Wow, so much animosity. But of course when Rodgers pulls one of his Hail Marys out of his nether regions, he’s a bona fide Miracle Man.

    Let the guy enjoy a once-in-a-career moment.

  8. The Minny Miracle lost its luster very quickly when it was replaced by the Minnesota Massacre the following weekend. That the Vikings take pride in a divisional round fluke/broken play speaks volumes about how desperate they are to come off as relevant. Sad.

  9. Incredible moment in playoff football, regardless of who you want to credit for it.

    I’m not an NFC north guy, but part of me smiles at how badly the eagles blew them out the next game. Vikes fans talked so much trash leading up to the NFCC game. Once their team got blown out, they continued talking, but shifted the narrative into how “mean Eagles fans are.”

  10. Hate the Saints so I loved that play but someone should tell Diggs and this guy ^^^ that they lost the next week making it about as historically relevant as the Browns best play this year.
    From what I remember they were getting blown out like 30 something to 7 by Nick Foles when I stopped watching.

  11. Not only the last play the the back and forth lead changes that was a fun game to watch. People trying to crush the Vikings for losing the following week go ahead. That was a great game to watch unless you are a Saints fan I understand it,everyone else enjoyed that game. What a shocking ending.

  12. The NFL gives out a Lombardi Trophy every year; the football gods are far more stingy with moments like the one the Vikings experienced.

    To a man, I’m sure they would rather experience a SB win.

  13. Sure, how could it not be exciting………if you’re a Viking fan. But it ultimately meant little and advanced a weaker team. The Saints made good halftime adjustments and outplayed the Viking defense for two quarters to earn that win. Diggs’ play was fluky and pure luck. He didn’t do anything but become unexpectedly surprised.

    That’s six primetime quarters in a row that vaunted defense was outplayed. Between that and all the personnel changes and uncertainty at the most important position on the team, the Vikings have as many or more of the same off-season fix-it issues the Packers are dealing with. They won’t be able to cakewalk into next season, as Diggs infers. They have their hands full, don’t kid yourselves, and they don’t have a healthy Aaron Rodgers returning either. They’ll be competitive, for sure………….and so will Green Bay.

  14. nyneal says:
    January 31, 2018 at 10:49 pm
    And as a Packers fan, I will never get tired of talking about how the Eagles crushed the Vikings and broke all the Vikings fans hearts once again!!
    Attaboy Eagles!!!!!!
    And as a Vikings fan, I will never get tired of talking about how Barr crushed Rodgers and broke all the Packers hearts once again!!

  15. In much the same way that Randy Moss was one of the best receivers of his time, the Vikings had a great year. They both were able to have great years, but neither were able to a Championship. All I can say is Minnesota…YOU GOT MOSSED!!!!!

  16. pzebich says:
    February 1, 2018 at 8:13 am
    And as a Vikings fan, I will never get tired of talking about how Barr crushed Rodgers and broke all the Packers hearts once again!!
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    Me too. It was the best thing that could’ve happened to the Packers. No one act could’ve propelled the Packers to make so many long overdue and necessary changes.

    Thanks!

  17. Minneapolis Miracle called luck , but yet when Rodgers throws Hail Marys at the end of the game its called skill. smdh

  18. Sheesh, apparently Vikings players and fans aren’t allowed to be happy over an exciting playoff victory. One that took place after many of the favorite teams of the commenters above were eliminated. Damn right the victory was tarnished by the egg laid in Philly, but it still happened. And this weaker team advancing argument slays me — the Saints couldn’t beat the Vikes twice last year — are we supposed to make it 2 out of 3?

  19. purpleguy says:

    February 1, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Sheesh, apparently Vikings players and fans aren’t allowed to be happy over an exciting playoff victory. One that took place after many of the favorite teams of the commenters above were eliminated. Damn right the victory was tarnished by the egg laid in Philly, but it still happened. And this weaker team advancing argument slays me — the Saints couldn’t beat the Vikes twice last year — are we supposed to make it 2 out of 3?
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    Excellent point purpleguy, and I’m a Viking hater. It was a good game and the Vikes were NOT the weaker team, IMHO.

  20. Another article to prove why we love being Viking fans.
    No matter what, our lives are not nearly as pathetic as a packer fans.

  21. Me too. It was the best thing that could’ve happened to the Packers. No one act could’ve propelled the Packers to make so many long overdue and necessary changes.

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    What changes??? You’re still the same offense, which always stalls vs a good defense in the postseason and you brought in a defensive coordinator that doesnt match your current personell. Good job! And you just rearranged your front office, with Thompson being an advisor and Murphy acting as head decision maker, expect the same results in the postseason until you actually make real changes to your entire franchise. Oh, yeah, those New Green Bay Packers, we’re sooooo scared.

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