Lasco neck has resumed running routes while wearing a helmet, Luke Johnson of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. He give 100% effort no matter if it's practice or the game. The Vikings drove for nearly 7 minutes to start the second half, but a third-down sack by Sheldon Rankins pushed Minnesota out of field-goal range. Forbath's 53-yard field goal, his third make of the evening against his former team, gave the Vikings their lead back with 1:29 left. That was more than enough time for Brees, the sure-bet Hall of Famer with a Super Bowl ring and all kinds of records. The matchup will be a treat for Saints fans today considering these teams have not met since 2014. The second was set up at the Minnesota 40 by an interception by Williams after an off-balance throw by Keenum, his one costly moment of either inexperience or recklessness.
Brees saw his 13th career postseason game end in a crushing final moment, his 25-for-40 performance for 294 yards tainted a bit by two interceptions before halftime. If you tackled a man with you head ever so slightly down, it was clean, and if you stuck your hand out in a certain way it wasn't interference. Thomas' performance was a clear highlight for the Saints, and Brees' second-half performance was outstanding. All of a sudden, what looked like a blowout had become a close game as the Saints trailed 17-14 with 13:09 left in the fourth quarter. He finished with 318 yards, going 25 for 40, with Diggs catching 137 yards on six catches.
Biggest surprise: The Saints being shut out in the first half. The only other time the Saints went scoreless in the first half of a postseason game was five years ago. They put them through quite the emotional finish to complete it. Williams made two tackles zero solo in Sunday's divisional-round playoff win over the Eagles. Rankins suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's divisional-round win over the Eagles, and is set to undergo surgery at some point this week. But the miracle finish was aided by a whiff from Saints safety that left with nothing but green grass in front of him.
Kirkwood has been a regular presence in the Saints offense since Week 10, but aside from three visits to the end zone across nine contests, including in the divisional-round win against the Eagles, he hasn't made much of an impact in the box score. Then, Diggs made the miraculous play to win it for the Vikings. That was more than enough time for Brees, the sure-bet Hall of Famer with a Super Bowl ring and all kinds of records. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The are on to the after an incredible, last-second victory over the. The moment that will define his day — and his rookie year — came on the final play of the game. That would of effective been 8 on 5 football.
Keenum had to make the throw; Diggs had to go up and get it; he had to somehow stay in-bounds while landing; and he had to have the presence of mind and the sheer balls to make a run for the end zone with time expiring. It was a stunning end to a game the Saints appeared to have won in the closing seconds, following a 43-yard field goal by Saints kicker Wil Lutz with 25 seconds remaining. Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen knee exited in the first quarter and didn't return. Fortunately for the Vikings, Keenum did not share the same sense of dread. Former Saints safety thought the same after the watching the play. It was called Seven Heaven, Diggs said, a play designed for a receiver on an underneath route, with the intention to make the quick catch and get out of bounds.
After Diggs regained his balance, he had a clear path to the end zone, where he was mobbed by teammates while fireworks exploded inside the stadium. Realistic worst-case scenario for the Saints: Keenum completes a long pass and the Vikings are still forced to make a field goal of 50+ yards to win — assuming they had enough time left after the play was over to get to the line of scrimmage and get the kick off. The first score came after a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs scored the game-winning 61-yard touchdown as time expired, as Saints safety Marcus Williams dove at his legs rather than trying for a tackle. Still, Williams should remain the frontrunner to start again in 2019. Steelers game you can watch free online with a seven-day trial visit. Your hypotheticals are boring and stray from the facts.
Nobody thinking we can do it. The Super Bowl is in Minnesota two weeks later. To set the stage, the Vikings had blown a 17-0 halftime lead at home, with Drew Brees driving the Saints down the field for a go-ahead field goal with less than a minute remaining. Williams' interception was the first postseason pick by a Saints rookie. Despite a poor performance in the first half, Saints quarterback Drew Brees finished 25 of 40 for 294 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and an 89 passer rating.
New Orleans took advantage of the field position by scoring a touchdown four plays later when Brees connected with running back Alvin Kamara for a 14-yard pass. None of this refutes the fact that we had players in position to make plays. What went wrong: Third downs were a killer for the Saints offense in the first half, and even when New Orleans moved the ball well, turnovers or penalties ruined scoring chances. Diggs held his ground, kept his feet in bounds and raced untouched into the end zone as the crowd at U. The offense struggled to string plays together against the Vikings' No.