Why HOF Willie Roaf missed the ‘Minneapolis Miracle’

It has been a few weeks since Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs did the impossible when he scored a walk-off, miracle touchdown against the Saints to send the Vikings to the NFC title game.

It’s a play that many will remember forever. However, to Hall of Famer Willie Roaf, who played for the Saints from 1993-2001, that play is not so memorable.

In the closing seconds of the game, Roaf decided that watching the end of the game was too much for him to handle, so he chose not to watch:

“I did not want to see what would happen the last 30 seconds, 40 seconds,” Roaf told the Go4it podcast hosted by Paul Gant. “I went outside, so I wasn’t even in the house. My wife came out and told me that they threw the touchdown pass. I could not believe it, and she replayed it for me. And I went into the house and saw it. And I just don’t understand what coverage they were running. All you gotta to do was just tackle the guy in bounds. They got ten seconds on the clock and no timeouts. All you got to do was tackle the guy, and the clock runs out, and the game is over.”

As you can see, Vikings fans will remember this play forever; while Saints fans and Willie Roaf would love to forget about it!

Listen to the story below at the 01:21 mark:

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