Minneapolis Miracle: Exclusive Audio from Inside the Locker Room
The Minnesota Vikings were finally on the winning end of a close game in the playoffs.
After years and years of misery, things actually went right for Minnesota as they defeated the Saints on a last second touchdown in the Divisional round of the playoffs on Sunday night (Jan. 14).
Down by one with just seconds left, Case Keenum found Stefon Diggs along the right sideline. Saints rookie Safety Marcus Williams failed to break up the pass or make a tackle and Diggs ran untouched into the endzone.
The Vikings won 29-24 and will take a trip to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in the NFC Championship game next week.
The winner will go back to Minneapolis and play the winner of the Patriots and the Jaguars in the Super Bowl.
No team has ever played a Super Bowl in their home stadium.
After the win tonight, Rob Meltzer was in the locker room to talk with some of the Vikings players about the incredible game.
WR - ADAM THIELEN - 6 REC, 74 YDS
K - KAI FORBATH - 3 FG, 2 PAT
RB - JERICK MCKINNON - 8 ATTEMPTS, 34 YDS, 1 TD
TE - DAVID MORGAN
OT - RASHOD HILL
DE - DANIELLE HUNTER - 1 TACKLE, 2 ASSISTS
LB - ERIC KENDRICKS - 7 TACKLES, 3 ASSISTS
DT - LINVAL JOSEPH - 3 TACKLES, 1 ASSIST
Below are the radio calls of the final play:
WESTWOOD ONE - KEVIN HARLAN, TRENT GREEN
KFAN AND THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS RADIO NETWORK - PAUL ALLEN, PETE BURCICH
WWL RADIO - FLAGSHIP STATION FOR THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS - JIM HENDERSON, DEUCE MCALLISTER
Rob Meltzer has covered the Vikings home games all season long. Check out all of his recaps by clicking the links below. Additionally, the NFL has credentialed Cool 98.7 for the Super Bowl. Regardless of the teams in the game, Rob will bring you coverage from the game in Minnesota on Feb. 4.
*Rob missed the week 4 game due to a family issue*