The Vikings are battling for an NFC wild card slot, with today’s game in Detroit essentially being a must-win. Detroit hasn’t been great this season, but they were about to take a lead into halftime when Minnesota lined up for a Hail Mary attempt.

Then this happened:

Yes, of course it’s Rudolph, everyone on Twitter who raced to make their Christmas-themed jokes. It was a weirdly routine completion, though, given the circumstances. Rudolph may as well have been running an open inside slant route for as much trouble as he had making the play.

That play may end up saving the Vikings playoff hopes.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.