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Patriots Win their 6th Ring in a Snooze of a Super Bowl

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The New England Patriots celebrated winning their 6th Super Bowl Title yesterday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3 to win their 6th Super Bowl title yesterday at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

What a scoreline and what a snooze!

We love Touchdowns, but defenses dominated yesterday’s Super Bowl resulting in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in the NFL League’s history.

Suga’s Breakdown 

The Patriots missed their 1st Field Goal (FG) of 46 yards and we had to wait until the 2nd Quarter to see something go on the board – 3 points for the Patriots’. Stephen Gostkowski redeemed himself with a 42-yard FG. The Rams didn’t have an offensive answer until the 3rd Quarter with a FG. Then wake up everybody! Careful, don’t kick over that bowl of chips. Patriots scored a 2-yard TD in the 4th for a 10-3 lead and a late FG to clinch their 13-3 Super Bowl win.

Who won MVP?

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Patriots’ Julian Edelman in action. (Photo: UK National)

Julian Edelman, Patriots’ wide receiver won the MVP award and he surely deserved it. He was one of the few players driving offense in a game overpowered by defense, catching 10 passes for 141 yards. His performance yesterday was the definition of, ‘Catch me if you can’.

Only Jerry Rice has more receiving yards than 32-year old Edelman in the NFL Playoffs.

Is Tom Brady going to retire?

There is no question about it now. Patriots’ QB, Tom Brady is definitely the greatest of all time (G.O.A.T.) in NFL History. With this 6th Super Bowl ring, he now breaks Charles Haley’s record for most Super Bowl wins by a player.

So is Brady satisfied and ready to call it quits? Not at all. Brady said, ‘When I suck, I’ll retire’, in an interview that aired Sunday on the NFL Network.

Kudos to Coach Belichick! He is in the NFL G.O.A.T club too!

Belichick out-coached the Chiefs in the AFC Championships to reach the Super Bowl after many doubted the Patriots this season. He then out-coached young Sean McVay of the Rams to win yesterday’s Super Bowl.

Belichick now ties George Halas and Curly Lambeau for the most NFL Championships won by a Head Coach.

What’s next for the NFL?!

The next Super Bowl is in MIAMI! The Patriots now tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl titles. Can they get another next year?!

Have a great week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Congratulations Djokovic and Osaka, Australian Open Champions!

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Photo: The Atlantic

Naomi Osaka is now Japan’s first World no. 1 after her Australian Open win in Melbourne on Saturday night. She defeated Petra Kvitova in an epic 3-setter. She fought hard for it and won, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4. Congrats Naomi!

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Photo: Sky Sports

World no. 1 Novak Djokovic steam rolled World no. 2 Rafael Nadal in straight sets yesterday and stunned everyone with how easy he made it look to defeat his rival and 2nd all time great, Nadal, 6-3, 6-2, 6-3. Nadal had an extra day of rest compared to Djokovic, which could have worked against him in the final. He had a lot of unforced errors, but Djokovic was just spectacular. His game was at a new level. We all expected a memorable marathon 5-setter, but this defeat will be just as memorable.

This win, makes a record 7th Australian Open win for Djokovic and he now passes Pete Sampras with 15 Grand Slam title wins. He now eyes Rafael Nadal at 17 and Roger Federer at 20. Congrats Djoko!

Upcoming

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Super Bowl LIII (53), featuring the NFC champion, Los Angeles Rams vs. the AFC champion, New England Patriots, will be held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia this Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 6:30pm on CBS.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Weekend in Sports

English Premier League

Arsenal got a massive win over Chelsea, 2-0.

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Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the 1st goal (14′) last Saturday. (Photo: Bleacher Report)

Manchester United continue their winning streak, beating Brighton and Hove Albion 2-1 with goals from Pogba and Rashford.

Tottenham Hotspurs were able to secure their spot on the table with a 2-1 win over Fulham.

Manchester City close in on table leader, Liverpool with a 3-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

Liverpool will continue to stay at the top of the table with a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace.

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

NFL Championship Sunday

NFC Championship – Los Angeles Rams vs. New Orleans Saints

It was the Rams who came out with a controversial win over the Saints in OT, 26-23, booking their spot in the Super Bowl!

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‘Missed call further destroys NFL’s credibility’ – Bleacher Report

The NFL Refs failed to make a crucial  call late in the game with the score tied at 20. On third down, it was clear that Rams Nickell Robey-Coleman of the Rams committed pass interference with a hit AND helmet-to-helmet contact. There was only 1:45 left in regulation.

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The play that will never be forgotten by NOLA (Photo: Bleacher Report)

The Saints would have had first-and-goal at the Rams’ 6-yard line. So if the officials made the right call, the Saints would have more than likely be the ones going to the Super Bowl.

After that drama, there was more drama.

AFC Championship – Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots

It’s the Patriots that head to the Super Bowl for the 3rd straight time with a 37-31 win over the Chiefs in OT!

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New England Patriots celebrate their win to head to the Super Bowl last night

GOAT, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots were the underdogs of this Championship versus young QB, Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs.

I think the experienced Patriots Coach, Bill Belichick outcoached the Chiefs in the 1st half, locking down Mahomes with his defense.

It was a low scoring game up to the beginning of the 4th quarter that ended up being the AFC Championship with the most points scored in a 4th quarter. There were 5 lead changes in the 4th!

When it came down to it in OT, Tom Brady made the right call on the coin toss and executed a TD play on the 1st drive to head to his 9th Super Bowl.

Tennis – Australian Open

This weekend at the Australian Open was the definition of how the mighty have fallen.

Sharapova kicked things off, by upsetting defending champ, Wozniacki in 3 sets.

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Maria Sharapova eliminates the defending Champ. (Photo: UK National)

Just when the thought entered our minds that Sharapova could be making a comeback, Barty defeated her. Ash Barty defeated Maria Sharapova, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to become the first female Aussie to reach the Australian Open Quarterfinals since 2009.

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Ash Barty celebrates her win over Maria Sharapva to reach her first Career Grand Slam Quarterfinal (Photo: Australian Open)

Then there was a huge upset on the Men’s side. Young Greek, Stefanos Tsitsipas eliminated GOAT, Roger Federer. Tsitsipas fought off 12 break points from Federer during the epic 4-setter that he won 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6. Well done Stefanos.

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Stefanos Tsitsipas after the win of his career over idol turned rival, Roger Federer.

Is Federer going to retire this year? Nobody knows, but it looks like he is going all in as he will play the French Open for the first time since 2015.

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Roger Federer (Photo: Bleacher Report)

There were more upsets on the ladies’ side, with favourites, Angelique Kerber, and Sloane Stephens being defeated.

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Angelique Kerber (Photo: BBC Sport)
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Sloane Stephens (Photo: SI Tennis)

Garbine Muguruza is also out with her loss to the higher seed, Karolina Pliskova. 

Who won the duel with Serena Williams versus World no. 1 Simona Halep early this morning?! 

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Photo: BBC Sport

It was GOAT, Serena Williams who came out on top to win 6-1, 4-6, 6-4. Both women played their best. It was quite a thriller.

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Serena Williams celebrates her win over Simona Halep (Photo: The Guardian)

Serena will play Pliskova next!

Back to the Men’s side, Alexander Zverev was expected to go the distance this Australian Open and he was upset by Milos Raonic. He had probably the biggest meltdowns in Australian Open history.

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Alexander Zverev smashes his racket in his Australian Open loss
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Alexander Zverev’s racket – Australian Open 2019.

Who’s still surviving?

Young Kei Nishikori, Vets Rafael Nadal and World no. 1 Novak Djokovic!

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Kei Nishikori (Photo: Times of India)
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Rafael Nadal (Photo: Bleacher Report)
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Novak Djokovic (Photo: Bleacher Report)
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Naomi Osaka (Photo: The Indian Express)

World no. 4, Naomi Osaka, 2018 US Open Champ stays ‘lurkin’ on Serena’s side of the draw. She plays Elina Svitolina. Winner plays the winner of the Williams-Pliskova Quarterfinal.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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QB Aaron Rodgers gives 49ers a cold blooded comeback in Monday Night Football!

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Last night was a thrilling game between the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers, highlighted by a clutch performance from Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers. Packers handed the 49ers their 4th straight defeat, picking up a 33-30 win last night in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The 49ers started out with 10-0 lead and each time they pushed ahead, Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers made a play to bring the Packers back to either level the score or push them ahead. The play that stung the most though, was when Rodgers threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Davante Adams to help tie the game at 30 with 1:55 remaining. Then he drove the Packers down the field for kicker, Mason Crosby’s game-winning 27-yard field goal as time expired.

Note that Rodgers’ movement was limited with an injured knee and there has been a constant cry for a better coach for the Packers. After all, Rodger’s can’t save them all the time.

Watch “49ers vs. Packers Week 6 Highlights | NFL 2018” with spectacular play by Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers on YouTube here: 


As usual, well done Rodgers. Looking forward to more this season!

In other news, it’s NBA Day! The NBA Season kicks off TONIGHT!

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Kevin Durant of Golden State Warriors (L) and LeBron James of LA Lakers (R)(Photo: Bleacher Report)

Here’s the schedule for tonight’s return of the NBA Season:

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Who will win this year?

The Lakers will always have a chance with their new teammate LeBron James. With a healthy Kyrie Irving, so do the Boston Celtics. But, barring any injuries and once DeMarcus Cousins returns from injury, KD (Kevin Durant) will be unstoppable and it should be Warriors all the way!

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The Defending Champs, Golden State Warriors a.k.a Dubs return as NBA Title favourites (Photo: Bleacher Report)

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Eagles Upset the Patriots to WIN Super Bowl LII!

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Eagles Backup QB Nick Foles has done it! Nick Foles raises the Lombardi trophy

The Eagles won their 1st ever Super Bowl 41-33! What a game! It was close from beginning to end!

Here is how it all went down!

1st Quarter
The game had an even start with a Field Goal (FG) each for a 3-3 scoreline.
Eagles scored a TD, then they missed their FG. The score was brought to 9-3.
The Eagles defense did well to stop the Patriots from scoring a TD. The ball wasn’t placed well for the Patriots’ kicker in time and he hit the pole, so there was no score for the Patriots on that possession.

2nd Quarter
Eagles’ LeGarrette Blount ran for a TD. They decided to go for the 2, more than likely since they missed the first FG in the beginning of the game. But the catch was missed. So the score was brought to 15-3.

Patriots scored a FG, bringing it to 6-15 after brilliant defense by the Eagles.

Patriots then made a crucial interception with 5:01 remaining and the Eagles paid for it. Patriots scored a TD. The scoreline was brought to 12-15. The Patriots missed their FG again.

Coach Doug Pederson went for an all-time old and trick play at 4th down and QB Foles sneaked in for the TD catch in the final minute before Halftime! The score was brought to 22-12 and Coach Doug Pederson called it right.

Nick Foles is now the first ever QB to catch a TD pass in Super Bowl History.

If you missed it, watch it here!

Watch “Nick Foles Catches TD Pass on INSANE 4th Down Trick Play! | Can’t-Miss Play | Super Bowl LII” on YouTube here:

The timing was quite funny, since Eagles’ QB Tom Brady missed an easy catch a few plays earlier. This play will surely come back to haunt him.

Watch “Tom Brady Drops An Easy Catch | Eagles vs. Patriots | Super Bowl 52 Highlights” on YouTube here:

Thank goodness both teams were performing well, because it made up for Justin Timberlake’s performance that was just not up to Super Bowl standard.

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Justin Timberlake performs for the Super Bowl Halftime show (Photo: Getty Images)

The highlight was when Timberlake paid a creative tribute to Minneapolis native, Prince, but it just wasn’t enough to bring his performance up to scratch.

Sorry Justin, cry me a river, but Suga cannot endorse that performance.

3rd Quarter
Patriots scored to be within 3 points of the lead, 19-22.

Eagles then scored a TD, bringing the score to 29-19. Patriots answered with a TD, bringing it to 26-29 before the 4th and final quarter. This one was clearly going to the wire!

4th Quarter
Eagles scored a FG in the beginning of the 4th to bring the score to 32-26.

Patriots then scored a huge TD to finally get ahead in the game, 33-32!

QB Nick Foles made some brilliant throws that led to a TD to make it 38-33 after they made the play for 2 and missed.

It was now all in G.O.A.T, Tom Brady’s hands then BOOM! …Sack on Brady with a bit over 2 minutes remaining!

The Eagles made use of their possession and scored a FG with 1:05 remaining to make it 41-33.

At this point, any other team in the Patriots’ position would have given up, but they knew they had the Greatest QB of all time, Tom Brady.

The Patriots attempted to make their way down the field with many failed attempts due to the Eagles’ strong defense.

With 9s left, Tom Brady attempted a Hail Mary to one of his best go-to guys, tight end Rob Gronkowski. But the Eagles were all over him in the end zone. The catch was incomplete and Eagles won!

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The moment when Gronkowski’s catch was incomplete and the people of Philadelphia realised they won the Super Bowl 

Well tried Brady and the Patriots. CONGRATS to the Eagles!

FLY EAGLES FLY!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Who’s Heading to Super Bowl 52?

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AFC CHAMPIONSHIP:

Jacksonville Jaguars Vs New England Patriots

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Patriots’ QB, Tom Brady in his post-game interview. Brady is already the QB with the most Super Bowl wins in history. He now has the chance to win 6!

The Jaguars led all the way into the 4th Quarter. Their lead was by 10 at the start of the 4th and it all went downhill for them from there. Patriots’ Quarterback (QB) and G.O.A.T, Tom Brady led by Coach Bill Belichick had a good run leading to a Touchdown (TD), bringing them within 3 points of the Jaguars, as the score was 17-20 with 8:44 to go.

Jaguars scored a Field Goal (FG) and then the Patriots scored a TD with lots of time left for the Jaguars to be consistent and finish with the win. But they lacked the consistency to give it their all in the 4th as they did in the 1st half, which is what you need to do to beat the Patriots. They failed to convert, Patriots got back the ball with a minute and a half remaining and ended it after that, winning 24-20.

The New England Patriots are through to defend their Super Bowl Title this February 4th!

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP: Minnesota Vikings Vs Philadelphia Eagles

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The game started pretty evenly with a TD for both the Vikings and Eagles after the 1st Quarter.

The Eagles drove the ball to a TD at the beginning of the 2nd Quarter to gain a 14-7 lead.

Vikings had a turnover, then the Eagles were unstoppable. They scored a TD with 1:09 left before Halftime, bringing the score to 21-7. Their QB, Nick Foles had the arm strength even though he was late on the throw.

Eagles scored another TD in the 3rd stretching the lead to 31-7 and again in the beginning of the 4th, making it 38-7.

The Vikings committed their 3rd turnover in the 4th and then it was Game Over.

The Eagles head to Super Bowl 52 and have their 1st chance to win a Super Bowl after devastating the Vikings 38-7!

After losing their Star QB, Carson Wentz to injury during the season, Nick Foles who was their star QB 2 years ago came through majorly to lead them to the win. Congrats to the Eagles.

Who’s performing for the Super Bowl Halftime Show this February 4th? Justin Timberlake!

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Weekend in Sports! Man City Loses, Vikings win, Venus Knocked out of Australian Open and more!

This Weekend was an action packed weekend for sports. Suga thoroughly enjoyed every moment.

Where do I begin?!

With the biggest news of course.

English Premier League – Football/Soccer

Manchester City finally lost their 1st Premier League match of the season. Liverpool beat them 4-3 without Coutinho, who was sold to Barcelona.

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Photo: Bleacher Report

The match was off to a blistering start with Liverpool scoring within the first 10 minutes. Man City’s Sané leveled the score a little before halftime.

Liverpool took 10 minutes to score 3 goals, making it 4-1 at 68′. Liverpool then scored twice in the last 10 minutes to set up a nervy ending for Liverpool to anticipate the sound of the whistle and win in true Liverpool fashion.

If you missed the Goals and excitement or would like to relive the moments, watch it here.

Watch “Liverpool vs Manchester City 4-3 – All Goals & Extended Highlights – EPL 14/01/2018 HD” on YouTube via secure link here:

The Battle for 2nd spot is on. Here is the table now:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

Australian Open – Tennis

The Australian Open has begun and it isn’t looking good for the American women.

Defending Champ, Serena Williams withdrew from the Open and her big comeback because she did not feel ready to go all the way.

2017 US Open Champ and American, Sloane Stephens has already been knocked out, along with fellow Americans, Coco Vandeweghe and Venus Williams.

Venus Williams was knocked out by a former top 10 player, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland 3-6, 5-7.

NBA – Basketball

The Cavs are on a 3-game losing streak!

After a blowout 99-133 loss to the Toronto Raptors and the release of a video with an angry LeBron James in a team huddle last Thursday night, the Cavs were trying to break their 2-game losing streak versus the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

After the Cavs blew a 22-point lead, with just a few seconds left, LeBron James stepped out-of-bounds on a baseline drive to the hoop, then to add insult to injury, missed the last shot as well. Pacers rallied to beat the Cavs 97-95. Not a good week for LeBron and the Cavs.

Watch “LEBRON STEPS OUT OF BOUNDS, CAVS BLOW HUGE LEAD VS PACERS” on YouTube via secure link here:

Cavs play the Warriors tonight at 8pm, which won’t be an easy task either.

The Warriors had a different fate with the Raptors, holding them off 127-125 last Saturday night and the Minnesota Timberwolves continue to win.

NFL – American Football

Super Bowl Sunday is set for February 4th and the AFC and NFC Championships are 1 week away to see who will be in it!

3 of the last 4 teams remaining have never won a Super Bowl. Schedule for Next weekend’s AFC and NFC Title games:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

How did we get there?!

On Saturday, Top seed in the AFC, the New England Patriots led by Tom Brady beat the Tennessee Titans 35-14.

The Titans started off with a lead by a Touchdown (TD) at the end of the 1st quarter.

The Patriots scored 2 TD in the 2nd and never looked back. They scored a 3rd TD just before the half and entered the 3rd quarter, 21-7. Patriots’ Defense tore up the Titans and they led 28 -7 in the beginning of the 4th and sealed victory with another TD to finish 35-14.

The Philadelphia Eagles held off the Atlanta Falcons 15-10 to book their spot in the NFC Championship.

The Falcons led for most of the half, until Eagles’ Jake Elliott scored a 53 yard FG with 1s remaining before halftime to bring the score to Falcons 10- Eagles 9.

The Eagles later on scored to take over the lead 12-10. In the beginning of the 4th, they scored another FG to go up 15-10.

With a few mins remaining, the Falcons were unable to come up with the catch in the end zone.

The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the upset of the Playoffs and beat the Pittsburgh Steelers, 45-42.

The Jaguars led for the majority of the game and did well to hold off the Steelers who kept trying to make a comeback.

The NFL Game of the weekend goes to the Minnesota Vikings versus the New Orleans Saints! Vikings beat the Saints 29-24.

The game was quite a snooze until the Saints finally got on the board with a Touchdown in the 3rd to make it 7-17. Then another in the beginning of the 4th to make it 14-17.

It all started with the interception by Saints’ rookie, Marcus Williams.

With 3:01 left in the 4th, the Saints were up 21-20.

With 1:29 left, Vikings got themselves in FG range and scored to make it 21-23.

The Saints then scored a FG with 25s left to make it 24-23.

Then all of a sudden, Vikings win 29-24  TD!

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Vikings’ Stefon Diggs scores game-winning 61-yard TD in wild finish versus Saints in NFC Divisional Playoff

Ironically, the Saints’ rookie, Marcus Williams who initially turned the game around for the Saints also ended it for them, failing to stop Vikings’ Diggs.

Stefon Diggs scored the game-winning 61-yd TD and in his post-game interview said, ‘I don’t stop playing till the clock hits zero.’

With that wild finish, The Vikings head to NFC Championship to face the Eagles next Sunday.

If you missed the only 4th quarter ‘Walk-off’ TD in NFL Postseason history, Check it out here.

Watch “Stefon Diggs Makes Miracle Walkoff TD Catch on Last Play, Vikings Win! | Can’t-Miss Play | NFL HLs” on YouTube via secure link here:

Sports Season is now in high gear. Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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