Let me preface this blog by saying no, I do not think the final play of Vikings-Saints divisional game was rigged. I think Marcus Williams was trying to avoid a penalty, Stefon Diggs made a great play, 100-year-old Millie was in the building adding a little magic, and the Vikings pulled off one of the wildest plays in NFL history. All clean, the Saints just blew it.
But I will say that I am ALL IN on NFL conspiracies and people breaking down game tape like it’s the damn Zapruder Film. Yeah, right now I don’t think the final play was some grand conspiracy to get the Vikes into the NFC Championship, but if someone wants to try and convince me otherwise, I’m here for it. Prove to me that New Orleans threw this game.
So this salty Saints fan broke out his trusty video editing tools and his favorite text-to-speech program to highlight all of the instances where Saints players threw the final play of the game. We’re talking arrows and highlighters, people. Serious business. It starts with Cameron Jordan apparently passing up a free sack opportunity and ends obviously with Marcus Williams.
I’m not sure I’m presented with enough evidence here.
I’m not buying it. I appreciate the effort to uncover an NFL conspiracy, but Saints fans are just going to have to take their L and go home on this one.