NFL Review: Stunning win for Minnesota Vikings over New Orleans Saints

Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates
Stefon Diggs of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates

A review of the weekend's NFL action including a stunning victory for the Minnesota Vikings.

The Minnesota Vikings booked a place in the NFC Championship game with a 29-24 victory over the New Orleans Saints.

They did it in stunning style as Stefon Diggs made a 61-yard run to touchdown, from Case Keenum's throw, with the last play of the game.

A much easier evening had looked on the cards as the Vikings had led by 17 points in the third quarter before an impressive comeback by the Saints, who led by a point with 10 seconds left on the clock.

But Diggs' memorable last-gasp touchdown gave Vikings the victory and set up a meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Philadelphia Eagles' defence held firm late in the game as they booked their place in the NFC Championship game after beating last season's Super Bowl finalists the Atlanta Falcons 15-10.

The two sides shared a pair of touchdowns and field goals in the first half - but a missed extra point gave the Falcons a 10-9 lead going into the second half.

Jake Elliott would atone for his miss with a pair of field goals from 37 and 21 yards in the second half.

Atlanta had given themselves a lifeline when Matt Ryan found Julio Jones with less than four minutes to play.

The Falcons progressed to the Eagles' two-yard line but could not break through on fourth and goal - a pass to Jones slipped through his hands as Philadelphia took the game.

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