Facing a desperate third-and-10 scenario with 10 seconds left and his team trailing 24-23, Keenum unfurled a rope that found a leaping Diggs along the sideline. The star wideout snagged the ball at the New Orleans 34-yard line, avoiding a diving tackle attempt by safety Marcus Williams to race untouched to pay dirt as U.S. Bank Stadium melted into joy.
"I don't have words. I really don't," a beside-himself Keenum told NFL Network's Stacey Dales after the game. "Just tried to throw it up and I can't believe Diggs stayed on his feet. I can't believe he caught it. I can't believe he stayed on his feet. This is awesome."
The Keenum-to-Diggs magic becomes an instant classic in playoff lore, capping a frenzied fourth quarter that saw four lead changes in the final three minutes of play.
All looked lost for Minnesota after a pair of Keenum incompletions left the Vikings stuck at their own 39-yard line with nothing left but a prayer.
For once, this snake-bitten Vikings fan base saw that prayer answered, with Diggs and his charmed quarterback combining for a play that will never be forgotten in the state of Minnesota.