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Vikings seek trademarks for 'miracle' finish vs. Saints

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs reacts after scoring the game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of the NFC Divisional round playoff game on January 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs reacts after scoring the game winning touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second half of the NFC Divisional round playoff game on January 14 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/UPI | License Photo

The Minnesota Vikings have applied for various federal trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the heels of their last-second victory over the New Orleans Saints in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs.

Stefon Diggs reeled in a 61-yard touchdown reception as time expired to give Minnesota an improbable 29-24 win over New Orleans on Sunday. The next day, the Vikings filed for three trademarks to the phrase "Minneapolis Miracle" and one to "Minnesota Miracle," per ESPN.com.

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The Vikings are selling a T-shirt brandishing the words "Minneapolis Miracle 1-14-18" while Diggs, with T-shirt seller Represent, began selling an NFLPA-licensed shirt with his image and the words "Minneapolis Miracle."

Earlier this month, the Vikings also filed for trademark protection of the phrase "Bring It Home." The team is bidding to become the first team to qualify for a Super Bowl while playing in its home stadium.

While busy off the field, the Vikings will need to turn their attention to the Philadelphia Eagles for the NFC Championship Game on Sunday (6:40 p.m. ET).

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