The finish to the NFC divisional game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints is a moment that won’t be soon forgotten. In the city of Minneapolis, it will never be forgotten. It is moment that Vikings fans will be able to cherish for the rest of their lives.
But that was a hell of a moment for any sports fan. And there were plenty of Detroit Lions watching live that, too, were part of the moment. NFL players are also NFL fans, and no one could hold in their excitement/disbelief/amazement or whatever emotion they were going through at the moment.
Here’s a selection of Tweets from the Lions from the moment Stefon Diggs plucked the ball out of the air, and scampered an additional 35 yards for the game-winning score.
Part 1: WOW
WOW!!— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) January 15, 2018
— Marvin Jones Jr (@MarvinJonesJr) January 15, 2018
And as always...THE BEST REALITY TV EVER #SaintsvsVikings— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) January 15, 2018
Part 2: Stefon Diggs is amazing
Part 3: Oh no, Marcus Williams. What did you do?
43 got payed to miss that.... ain’t no way— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) January 15, 2018
Dude gotta have money on the game!— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) January 15, 2018
He can’t go back to New Orleans..— Quandre Diggs (@qdiggs6) January 15, 2018
#43 might get left in Minnesota.— TJ Lang (@TJLang70) January 15, 2018
All he had to do is touch him. ♂️— Tavon Wilson (@tavonwilson) January 15, 2018
Part 4: Empathy
Kudos to Miles Killebrew and Darius Slay, who, as defensive backs, know what it’s like to occasionally get burned. They know Williams is going to through the toughest time in his life right now, and they showed some love for the Saints safety after the game.
As a DB, my heart goes out to that safety. https://t.co/H14R4bTAin— Miles Killebrew (@MilesKillebrew) January 15, 2018
I kno I joke a lot but man hope Lil homie keep his head up...... ✊— Darius Slay (@_bigplayslay23) January 15, 2018