Pass is CAUGHT! DIGGS! SIDELINE! TOUCHDOWN! UNBELIEVABLE! VIKINGS WIN IT!
Pass is CAUGHT!
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— Drew Mahowald (@DrewMahowald) January 17, 2018
Joe Buck isn’t loved by everyone, but that call is loved by every Minnesota Vikings fan.
The 61-yard walk-off touchdown pass from Case Keenum to Stefon Diggs to give the Vikings a divisional round playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints was awarded the 2018 Best Moment ESPY at Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards.
Both Keenum and Diggs were in attendance to accept the award.
There are a few moments in each of our lives that will capture us in a way the Minneapolis Miracle did. Vikings fans all over the world can probably recall the most minute details about their perspective of that moment — the shirt they were wearing, what they ate for dinner, and maybe the prayer they quickly uttered to the heavens before the final drive.
The Vikings had fierce competition for the Best Moment ESPY — the Notre Dame Women’s Basketball team winning its national title on back-to-back buzzer beaters, the UMBC’s upset of Virginia in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights earning a Stanley Cup Finals berth as an expansion franchise.
While each was truly great, none had the twist of emotions quite like the Minneapolis Miracle.
The Saints’ field goal with less than 30 seconds remaining to take a 24-23 lead had Vikings fans in that familiar state of unsurprising shock that comes around seemingly too often. With their backs against the wall, Keenum kept his word and gave one of his receivers a chance. The rest is history.
Keenum may be a Denver Bronco, but his massive impact in a short stint with the Vikings surely does not go unnoticed, and the Minneapolis Miracle is icing on the cake. As for Diggs, we’ll be discussing his future with the Vikings soon, and hopefully that discussion is a positive one.
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) July 19, 2018