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Vikings Everson Griffen had a brilliant reaction to Stefon Diggs' last-second touchdown against the Saints

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This week, the Minnesota Vikings will be preparing for their first NFC conference championship game since 2009. 

On Sunday, they take on the Philadelphia Eagles, after beating the New Orleans Saints last weekend in a thrilling contest.

For Vikings fans, memories of last Sunday will never be forgotten, after a last-second Stefon Diggs touchdown won the game. 

A crazy fourth quarter saw the lead switch hands three times before the last 30 seconds, with the Saints looking on course for a huge comeback win.

They led 24-23 with 25 seconds to play after going into halftime 17-0 down. 

Head coach Sean Payton was already having some fun on the sideline, mocking Vikings fans with his own Skol clap as it looked like New Orleans were going to reach the championship game.  

But what happened next was incredible. With the Vikings at third and 10 on their own 39, with one throw and 10 seconds left, quarterback Case Keenum launched the ball to Diggs. 

The wide receiver caught the ball, but all the Saints needed to do was tackle him either in play or out and the clock would run down. 

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings

But rookie safety Marcus Williams missed his shot, failing to bring down Diggs and wiping out a teammate at the same time, giving Diggs an open field. 

As the clock hit zero, he ran into the end zone to score a 61-yard touchdown, winning the game 29-24 and sending that moment, which became known as the "Minnesota Miracle", into history. 

No one inside U.S. Bank Stadium could really believe what had just happened and both Keenum and Diggs were lost for words after the game. 

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings

A number of Vikings players, coaches and staff mobbed Diggs in the end zone, celebrating wildly with him and the fans in the stands. 

But there was one Vikings player who was too shocked to even move, let alone run across the field to meet Diggs. 

Defensive end Everson Griffen's sideline reaction to the touchdown has been caught on camera and it's brilliant to watch. 

Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings

With everyone around him jumping and shouting, Griffen slowly gets up from his seat, looks around from left to right, completely stunned. 

He then jumps into the arms of a teammate, before freezing again, realising his shock at what's actually happened.  

In fact, his reaction probably sums up what everyone else was feeling. Check it out below. 

Let's hope Griffen has snapped out of his shock by now because the Vikings will need him ahead of their biggest game in nine years, against Philadelphia on Sunday. 

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