- The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints on the final play of the game on Sunday night, scoring the first walk-off touchdown in postseason history.
- Vikings fans across the country rejoiced, providing the world with a whole new set of amazing fan reaction videos as they watch in utter elation as their team wins against all odds.
- With the win, the Vikings earned a spot in the NFC Championship next week against the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Minnesota Vikings beat the New Orleans Saints on a miraculous play in the final seconds to punch their ticket to the NFC Championship.
The victory came on the last play of the game, with Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connecting with Stefon Diggs, who was able to scamper into the end zone thanks to a bit of blown coverage on the part of the Saints defence. It was the first walk-off touchdown in regulation in NFL postseason history.
On the field, players were in disbelief – Keenum looked as shocked as anyone that he had helped the team pull of the impossible, showing a range of emotions that began with disbelief and quickly worked its way to elation
In Minnesota, as well as among Vikings fans across the country, a similar wave of shock, awe, and delight – as well as screams at the television – took place in bars, homes, and wherever else Minnesotans had gathered en masse to watch the game.
As a result, sports fans were blessed with a string of fan celebration videos.
Some were celebrating in their homes, surrounded by loved ones, all adorned in Vikings jerseys.
Others quickly dove into song as Diggs found the end zone.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Wild fans went insane as they put their hockey fandom momentarily on pause to cheer on their favourite football team.
Minnesota Wild fans were HYPED for that Vikings win ????
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) January 15, 2018
Even Timberwolves fans started a Vikings skol chant in the middle of an NBA game.
— Shahan Ahmed (@shahanLA) January 15, 2018
Bettors who had backed the Vikings were also elated, but the team’s decision to kneel down on the extra point likely brought even more joy, as for some it determined the outcome of their bets.
When they kneel for the deciding point lol pic.twitter.com/UXD9sMevmJ
— Dan Steinberg (@dcsportsbog) January 15, 2018
Still, the purest joy you’ll find comes from the fans that are in it for the love of the game.
As you can probably tell, we got some Vikings fans in the family pic.twitter.com/3YinQiOaNI
— Riley Hoffman (@Riley_Hoffman3) January 15, 2018
If you’re a Vikings fan, enjoy them as you remember your miracle on Sunday. If you’re a sports fan, take heart that some day your team could bring you a similar amount of joy. And if you’re a Saints fan, I am truly, truly sorry.
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