The New.Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings

Ethan Aniszko, Staff Writer

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The end of a season came quickly for the New Orleans Saints, and in the minutes and hours after their walk-off loss in Minnesota, many players still hadn’t recovered from the shocking 29-24 defeat Sunday. 

New Orleans fought back from a 17-point halftime deficit to take the lead on two occasions in the final three minutes against the Vikings in their divisional round game. The final Saints lead change came with 25 seconds left when kicker Will Lutz booted a 43-yard field goal through the uprights, seemingly sending the Saints to Philadelphia

But with this loss come a great story from the no longer snakebitten team of the Vikings when it comes to postseason endings. In what has to be one of the greatest finishes in NFL playoff history, Vikings quarterback Case Keenum connected on a 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs as time expired in a 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Divisional Round playoffs. Minnesota advances to the NFC Championship Game to play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

The New.Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings