By Luke Jackson
The biggest catch of former University of Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs’ career was also perhaps the best moment in Minnesota Vikings history. Diggs sent the Vikings to the NFC championship game with a 61-yard catch-and-run as time expired against the New Orleans Saints Jan. 14.
Minnesota was down, 24-23, with the ball at its own 39-yard line with no timeouts remaining. Vikings quarterback Case Keenum looked to his right for Diggs, who jumped high in the air to haul the ball in at the Saints’ 34-yard line. New Orleans safety Marcus Williams whiffed in trying to bring Diggs to the ground, instead taking out his own teammate, cornerback Ken Crawley. With no Saints between Diggs and the end zone, Diggs scored with no time remaining for a 29-24 victory.
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