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That Minnesota Vikings 'walk-off' reminded us of another famous Minnesota sports walk-off ...

The Vikings had one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history on Sunday night. Down one with just 10 seconds to go, QB Case Keenum threw a perfect pass to Stefon Diggs -- who somehow avoided being tackled and ran into the end zone for a 61-yard touchdown with no time left on the game clock.


It was football's version of a "walk-off" -- the first time in NFL playoff history that such an event had occurred.

But, it's not the first time a Minnesota sports team has had a walk-off in the playoffs. Enter Kirby Puckett in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series, keeping the Twins' championship hopes alive and forcing a Game 7 against the Braves.

And then Gene Larkin's walk-off double in the final game of the Series, one of just five Fall Classic Game 7's to end in walk-off fashion.