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VIDEO: Vikings pull off ‘Minneapolis Miracle’ to advance to NFC Championship

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet...

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

I know this is a Detroit Lions blog and I know the Minnesota Vikings are a division rival, but HOLY CRAP, DID YOU GUYS SEE THAT?

Down one in the NFL Divisional Round to the New Orleans Saints with 25 seconds left, the Vikings were at their own 25-yard line with just one timeout left. They’d need a miracle just to get in field goal range. Here’s how it played out.

  • First-and-10: False Start
  • First-and-15: 19-yard pass. Timeout. 18 seconds left from their own 39.
  • First-and-10: Incomplete. 14 seconds
  • 2nd-and-10: Incomplete. 10 seconds
  • 3rd-and-10

OH MY GOD, WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHY DID YOU... HOW DID YOU... HE’S NOT GOING TO... OH MY GOD, HE IS...

Unbelievable is right, Joe Buck. Everything about this play is unbelievable.

The fact that he was that open at the 35-yard line—which probably would’ve been enough to get them in field goal range. The fact that the safety—poor, poor Marcus Williams—tried to lay out Stefon Diggs and completely whiffed. I mean absolutely, positively whiffed, as the last line of defense.

It has to be one of the most outstanding, unpredictable, statistically improbable plays in NFL playoff history.

And it’s made even better by the Vikings official radio call. Take it away, Paul Allen:

As much as we bag on the Vikings, this was a truly awesome moment for them and I’d like to offer my congratulations. Given how their last playoff game ended, I think they deserve at least one win like this.

And, after all, the Vikings’ comeback victory sealed this accomplishment for the Detroit Lions: