The Minnesota Vikings wide receiver recently sat down with House of Highlights and expressed his thoughts about the recent events that went on during the NFC Championship.
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs is very familiar with playoff heartbreak when it comes to the New Orleans Saints.
Diggs was the one who delivered it to the Saints in 2017 when he was on the receiving end of the infamous “Minneapolis Miracle” that gave the Vikings a shocking win over New Orleans in their divisional round matchup last season.
This year, the Saints were the victims of another heart-wrenching postseason loss during the NFC Championship against the Los Angeles Rams. New Orleans lost the matchup, but the team and their fans have been stuck on an obvious pass interference call that was not made late in the fourth quarter.
During a recent appearance on the “House of Highlights Show”, Diggs offered up some of his thoughts about this season’s NFC Championship. The Minnesota receiver felt a little sorry for the Saints’ bad luck, but he also knows that what happened is just sometimes how the cookie crumbles.
"“I feel like if (the Saints) had four more downs, they would’ve scored. They kind of were treated unfairly. It’s messed up to say, but that’s part of the game. You kind of take the good with the bad.”"
Diggs was also asked about if he thought New Orleans and their fans were making too much of a fuss about the blown call in the NFC Championship.
"“No, (that call) would’ve changed the game and (the Saints) would’ve won the game.”"
Even for those who can’t stand New Orleans, it’s impossible to ignore how obvious the missed pass interference call was during their loss to the Rams. Diggs knows that and he also knows that NFL referees also have an incredibly tough job as well.
Calls are missed all the time in the league, but the he stakes were just higher and the stage was just bigger for this most recent blown call.
Will something like this happen again in the future? Probably, but the NFL should at least take some steps this offseason to decrease the frequency of these instances.