While the the Vikings fan base was in sheer euphoria over Stefon Diggs' walk-off, 61-yard touchdown reception from Case Keenum, the fans and players of the New Orleans Saints had to feel like they were punched in the gut.
But perhaps no one was hurt by it more than Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
Also in the interview, Kamara revealed his feelings about the Vikings going to Philadelphia and getting shelled 38-7 by the Eagles in the NFC Championship Game the following week. I felt like we did everything.
"We'd beat the s-t out of [the Eagles] cause we was rolling", said Kamara.
The New Orleans Saints were just seconds away from reaching the NFC Championship Game when Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings connected on one of the most ridiculous plays in National Football League history to steal a win and move one step closer to Super Bowl LII, which was hosted in Minnesota.
We came all the way back and then s- just happened like that. "That's like some one-in-a-million-type s-". "If we won [against the Vikings], I knew nobody was gonna stop us cause we came all the way back".
"I couldn't even be mad". I was mad, of course, but it was like how does that even f-ing happen? "It's nearly not realistic, like what the f-?"
"We know what the standard is", Kamara said.
The transitive property is not the best logic to apply to sports, but it does seem a bit bold to claim New Orleans would beat the Eagles in as convincing a fashion as Kamara implied considering the Vikings eliminated the Saints in a close game and then went on to get handed their worst loss of the season by the eventual Super Bowl champions. "So, yeah, f-k Minnesota". In all likelihood, the Saints should have won that game, but a freak play knocked them out of the playoffs.
He'll also have a chance to back up his strong words against Minnesota as the Saints will travel to U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 8 to face the Vikings in a Sunday night matchup on October 28.