Watch the alternate ending to the Saints-Vikings playoff game

On this glorious Sunday, April 1, 2018, we very fortunate to have two great holidays. We have Easter and April Fools’ Day.

To celebrate April Fools’ Day, Funniest NFL Memes changed the ending of the Saints- Vikings Divisional round playoff game. Instead of the Vikings’ Stefon Diggs running into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown, we had an alternate ending.

Take a look:

Saints fans really wished this ending were true!

 

 

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Keenum & ‘Minnesota Miracle’ named Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the Year

Minnesota Vikings’ QB CASE KEENUM and the MINNESOTA MIRACLE was named the BRIDGESTONE ELITE PERFORMANCE PLAY OF THE YEAR. The award was announced tonight at NFL HONORS – a two-hour primetime awards show that will air nationally tonight at 9 PM ET/PT on NBC.

The Bridgestone Elite Performance Play of the Year was selected from 32 Performance Moments voted on by NFL fans on NFL.com.

Case Keenum threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs as time expired in the Divisional Playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. Vikings radio announcer Paul Allen called it the “Minnesota Miracle” in real time. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.

in case you forgot:

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:

NFL announces nominees for 2017 ‘Castrol Edge Clutch Performer of the Year’

The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR. The “Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the Year” is the best performer or performance of the year that represents strength in key moments.

2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Week 7 Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win
Week 10 Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win
Week 11 Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win
Week 12 Antonio Browns’ 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win
Divisional Playoffs Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win

Fans can vote for one of these five performers on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE througThursday, February 1to determine the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR.

The winner of the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR will be announced at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 3, the night before Super Bowl LII, at 9PM ET/PT on NBC.

The five finalists were selected among 17 of the most memorable Castrol EDGE Clutch Performers during the 2017 NFL season. Each week the NFL selected five nominees for the performers of the week in which the fans voted for the winner on NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.

“Castrol® EDGE® is known for its strength under severe pressure, maximizing your car’s performance,” said Kerim Kermen, Castrol’s vice president of marketing, Americas region. “These five finalists for the Castrol EDGE Clutch Performer of the year have proven their strength under pressure to lead their teams to thrilling victories. They are five individuals who have helped make this another exciting NFL season.”

A closer look at the nominees:

Week 7 – Carson Wentz throws four touchdowns in Eagles’ win:

Wentz completed 17 of 25 passes for 268 yards and four touchdowns for a 126.3 passer rating in the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins.

Week 10 – Mark Ingram’s 131 rush yards and three touchdowns in Saints’ win:

Ingram rushed for 131 yards on 21 carries and three touchdowns in the New Orleans Saints’ 47-10 win over the Buffalo Bills. He joined George Rogers (November 8, 1981) and Ricky Williams (October 22, 2000) as the only Saints players to rush for at least 130 yards and three touchdowns in a game.

Week 11 – Drew Brees throws for 385 yards in Saints’ overtime win:

Brees completed 29 of 41 passes for 385 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.2 passer rating in the New Orleans Saints’ 34-31 overtime win against the Washington Redskins. He helped the Saints become the first team in the Super Bowl era to win its next eight games immediately following an 0-2 start.

Week 12 – Antonio Brown’s 169 receiving yards in Steelers’ win:

Brown recorded 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 31-28 win over the Green Bay Packers. The performance marked Brown’s fifth game with 10+ receptions and 100+ yards and he became the first player in NFL history to record five such games in multiple seasons (2015).

Divisional Playoffs – Stefon Diggs’ 61-yard game-winning touchdown in Vikings’ win

Diggs caught six passes for 137 yards and scored a 61-yard touchdown as time expired to lift the Vikings over the Saints and advance to the NFC Championship. The play marked the first game-winning touchdown on the final play of the fourth quarter in NFL postseason history.

For more information on the 2017 CASTROL EDGE CLUTCH PERFORMER OF THE YEAR, visit NFL.com/Castrol-EDGE.

Awesome sideline cam shot of Diggs’ TD(Watch)

What a great weekend of football, especially in the NFC. On Saturday, the Eagles defense stopped the Falcons on 4th & goal at the 2, and Philly beat the Falcons 15-10.

On Sunday, the Vikings’ Stefon Diggs made an unbelievable catch and run as the Vikings beat the Saints on the final play of the game 29-24.

Here’s an awesome sideline look of Diggs’ touchdown:

Minnesota Wild fans celebrate Vikings’ victory!(WATCH)

“Do you believe in Miracles?”  A miracle is what we saw at the end of the Saints-Vikings divisional round matchup. Stefon Diggs had a 61-yard TD at the end of regulation as the Vikings beat the Saints in improbable fashion 29-24 to go to the NFC title game against Philadelphia.

Just like U.S. Bank Stadium was unhinged, so was Xcel Energy Center(home of the Minnesota Wild)

Take a look:

Timberwolves fans celebrate Vikings’ victory(Watch)

What a crazy ending in Minnesota! Stefon Diggs had a walk-off touchdown against the Saints as the Vikings beat New Orleans 29-24, and now the Vikings are off to Philly to battle the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game.

While that game was going on, the Timberwolves were preparing to play the Blazers at the Target Center in Minnesota.

Here is how the fans there reacted to Diggs’ touchdown: