​The New Orleans Saints looked to be heading to this year's NFC Championship Game. However, the Minneapolis Miracle happened, as the Minnesota Vikings came back with a​ last-second Stefon Diggs touchdown to rip the game out of the Saints' hands.


As the Vikings celebrated on the field, New Orleans walked off the field dejected, as they were just seconds away from advancing to Philadelphia. They had overcome a 17-point deficit to take the late lead. One of the main pieces that led the comeback was rookie running back Alvin Kamara.


During an appearance on PFT Live, Kamara spoke of the Minneapolis Miracle and stated that he will be using that game as motivation heading into the 2018 season.

​​“The way that we lost that game it leaves a bad taste in our mouth. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t,” said Kamara. “To get another opportunity to do it as a team, I think we’re waiting.”


The Saints were a surprise team this season, as many wrote them off after their 0-2 start to the year. Ever since, the defense stepped up in a big way, and the offense exploded onto the scene. Especially the tandem of Kamara and Mark Ingram.


Now, Kamara and the Saints will be watching film from that game and use it to prepare to reach their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Hopefully that comes next season.