While Diggs admitted the Vikings had never practiced that exact situation, the scenario was something the Vikings had worked on every week. The sideline throw was intended for Diggs to catch the ball and get out of bounds to set up a potential game-winning field goal. When Saints safety Marcus Williams missed Diggs, the third-year receiver from Maryland was allowed to race untouched to the end zone.
We’ve been practicing all these situations. We actually practice that one every week, Zimmer said. Diggs made a great catch. Case made a great throw. I’ve tried to put these guys in all these situations throughout the course of the year. Luckily, it paid off.
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But the best part might not even be the fact that the Patriots challenged the play. It’s how Belichick threw the flag.
The moves—demonstrative gyrations, one might say—drew stern rebukes from several Vikings, including linebacker Chad Greenway, who felt the rookie had too quickly outgrown his humble Detroit Lakes britches. But Greenway admits Thielen deserved kudos too. “If you don’t want to see him dance, keep him out of the end zone,” he says. “Adam has that swagger to prove himself and be like, ‘Yeah, I’m here. Stop me.’”
The rest of the league took slightly longer to come around. Minnesota was visiting Cincinnati for a joint practice in August 2016 when Thielen lined up opposite cornerback Adam Jones for one-on-one drills. Thielen was by then an established special-teamer, but his receiving résumé remained thin: only 20 career catches. Pacman sized up his opponent, stepped back and refused to participate. “I want to face some dogs!” he yelled. “Give me a dog!”
On a first-and-goal from the Jaguars 9-yard line, Roethlisberger began to run with no receivers open. Past the line of scrimmage, he threw the ball backward to Bell for a touchdown to make it a 42-35 game:
The touchdown wouldn’t matter because Chris Boswell’s onside kick barely went six yards and was touched by a Steeler.