Apple Watches told fans they might be having heart attacks at end of crazy Vikings-Saints NFL playoff game

“The ending to [Sunday]’s Vikings and Saints game was beyond thrilling and nothing short of an emotional roller coaster,” Yoni Heisler writes for BGR.

“The last few minutes of the game alone saw multiple lead changes and an assortment of incredible plays from both teams. But of course, the most important play of the game came in the final few seconds,” Heisler writes. “With the Vikings trailing by one and facing a third down and 10 from their own 39 yard line, quarterback Case Keenum aired the ball out to Stefon Diggs who — thanks to a missed tackle from Saints safety Marcus Williams — managed to run the ball in for a touchdown.”

Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). The freedom to go with just your Apple Watch.
Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular). The freedom to go with just your Apple Watch.

Heisler writes, “The stadium immediately erupted and, funny enough, many Vikings fans who happened to be wearing an Apple Watch swiftly received an alert indicating that their heart rate had abruptly increased to a dangerous level.”

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MacDailyNews Take: We can totally see how such a game would elevate fans’ heart rates!

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      1. How do you explain the “tackle” by #43?

        A 5 year-old would have known to just wrap #14 up and make sure he didn’t get loose, but a guy who’s been playing for at least a decade doesn’t even put a hand on the guy.

        1. IF you had a clue about the rules of American football, you’d know that Diggs job was to get a catch and go out of bounds most of that set of downs.
          Being past first down yardage, players were not aware of the time left on the clock and he assumed DIggs was going to catch and go out to stop the clock for a field goal attempt. His tackle was formed to keep him in, and he jumped too soon, missing Diggs and rolling into his teammate. Diggs ran and scored.
          You could not script nor carry out that play if you tried 1000 times. Get a life.

          1. The defender’s only job in this situation is to tackle the receiver, and #43 made no attempt to do so. All he had to do was wrap up the receiver and do his best to keep Diggs inbounds. Instead, 43 ducked out of the way, making no attempt whatsoever to stop Diggs.

            It’s more difficult to convince someone they’ve been tricked than to trick them in the first place.

  1. An older friend of mine, who’s in his middle 70’s, was packing his car for a trip to see family when his Apple Watch Series 2 tapped him and told him to get checked out because his pulse rate was too high for the energy he was exerting.

    Went to ER, found pulse to be somewhere around 140bpm. Long story short, had Afib and has since had a successful ablation procedure. He said he had no idea his pulse was what it was.

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