On Sunday night, Case Keenum threw a walk-off 61-yard touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs to beat the New Orleans Saints 29-24 and advance to the NFC Championship. But it took some time for the Vikings to fully understand what transpired.
How much time, you ask? A lot.
“It took probably a couple days to realize what happened,” Vikings cornerback Trae Waynes said on Tiki and Tierney. “After that happened, probably a couple hours (later), some of my friends and family are like, ‘Do you even believe it?’ I’m like, ‘Oh, yeah, it’s fine.’ But it didn’t actually hit me until a couple days after, like, ‘Wow, we really just won that game.’ We just got to keep going. It worked out in our favor. On to the next.”
The Vikings will face the Eagles this Sunday in Philadelphia at 6:40 p.m. ET. The Eagles beat Atlanta, 15-10, in the divisional round and held the Falcons scoreless after halftime.
Waynes was asked how the Vikings plan to attack Nick Foles, who finished 23-of-30 for 246 yards against Atlanta.
“I’m not really going to get into that too much,” Waynes said, laughing, “but we just got to stick with the game plan and execute, just like every week. You go in with a game plan, with a mindset of what you’re going to do, and you just got to execute.”
While the game will be played outdoors, Waynes – a 2015 first-round pick out of Michigan State – doesn’t believe weather will be a factor.
“Cold is not really an issue because we play in Green Bay and we play in Chicago all the time,” he said. “Philly can’t be much worse than that.”