Well the play is called 'Seven Heaven,' but for Minnesota Vikings fans, it will always be remembered as the 'Minneapolis Miracle.' This 61-yard touchdown catch - on the final play of the game turned another likely Minnesota Vikings nightmare into the greatest play in franchise history.
"I couldn't believe it really. There is plays like this that you like, dream for your whole life, and then finally it happened. You know, kind of like - give all the glory to g-d, because he put me in this situation, and it's just our team - we have a group of fighters - guys that fight until the end and the clock hits zero," Vikings Wide Receiver Stefon Diggs said.
"Through OTA's, training camp, and even during the season, we actually practice that one every single week. You know, Diggs make a great play and great catch, Case made a great throw, and you, I try to put these guys in all these different situations throughout the course of the year, and luckily it paid off today," Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer said.
"I couldn't believe what was happening - I really couldn't. Man, it was awesome. I mean, try to give a guy a chance, no matter what. I don't know what the percentage was, you know, but just try to give a guy a chance and he made an awesome play," Vikings Quarterback Case Keenum said.
Whether it is Drew Pearson in the 1975, Gary Anderson in 98, or 2009 NFC Title game, the Vikings Fan base has felt cruised and doomed. If not for one night, all that history was wiped away.
"There has been a lot of ups and down you know, growing up a Vikings fan obviously. We've seen - I've seen and heard about the all things that have happened, and getting this first playoff win is huge for us, huge for this organization, and definitely gives us confidence," Vikings F ullback CJ Ham said.
"It is about time. We have put in so much work, and this organization has been through so much, that every player, every coach, every member of this staff, and every fan deserves this win today," Vikings Tight End Kyle Rudolph said.
"I think the crystal ball and wood-spirits are working. If there was a curse, we probably would have lost today," Zimmer said.
In Minneapolis, Elliot Nathan, KSFY Sports