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"Minneapolis Miracle" sends Vikings to Conference Championship

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Vikings' quarterback Case Keenum Vikings' quarterback Case Keenum

It's being dubbed the "Minneapolis Miracle".

With ten seconds left to play, the Minnesota Vikings were staring at the end of their playoff life; down 24-23 to the Saints, the Vikings' hopes of being the first team in NFL history to host a Super Bowl looked vanquished.

And then it happened.

Looking for the chance to get into field goal range, the Vikings got so much more as quarterback Case Keenum dropped back and found wide receiver Stefon Diggs along the sideline. Bracing for an immediate hit, Diggs "miraculously" landed without being touched and sprinted his way 61-yards to the endzone and to Vikings' immortality.

The Keenum to Diggs touchdown marked the first time in NFL playoff history a team won in walk-off fashion in regulation.

The game featured three lead changes in the final 90 seconds, the most in that time-span for any game this season.

The Vikings are now getting set to head to Philadelphia Sunday, in a Conference Championship clash against the Eagles. If Minnesota can win that match-up, then it's back home for the Superbowl.

All thanks to the "Minneapolis Miracle".

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