Minnesota Vikings 33-52 New Orleans Saints: Alvin Kamara Runs Riot in Christmas Bonanza

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Week 16 continues Saturday with all three games at the Sky Sports NFL with Tampa Bay @ Detroit starting at 6 p.m., followed by San Francisco @ Arizona (9.30pm) and Miami @ Las Vegas (1.15pm)

By the Associated Press

Last updated: 26/12/20 1:22

Alvin Kamara ran in to five touchdowns in a remarkable Christmas Day victory for the New Orleans Saints against the Minnesota Vikings

Alvin Kamara scored six rushing touchdowns to equal an NFL record as New Orleans recorded a 52-33 Christmas Day victory that ended Minnesota’s slim playoff hopes.

New Orleans (11-4), beaten by Kansas City last weekend, produced a remarkable running game that included Taysom Hill adding a seventh rushing touchdown to Kamara’s record-breaking move.

The victory ensured the Saints won their fourth successive NFC South title and remain warm on the heels of Green Bay in pursuit of the conference’s top seed placement, giving it a goodbye in the first week of the playoffs. The Vikings (6-9) are officially ruled out of contention for the post season, and to insult injury, the 55 points awarded are the most of the franchise since 1963.

  • Saints passing: Drew Brees, 19/26, 311 yards, 2 INTs
  • Rushing leader: Alvin Kamara, 22 carries, 155 yards, 6 TDs
  • Receiving lead: Emmanuel Sanders, four catches, 83 yards
New Orleans won a seventh NFC South title New Orleans won a seventh NFC South title

New Orleans won a seventh NFC South title

Alvin Kamara equaled the record set by the Chicago Cardinals’ Ernie Nevers, who scored all six touchdowns AND kicked four extra points in a 40-6 victory over the Chicago Bear, November 28, 1929

In addition to his record-breaking six touchdowns, Kamara finished with a career-high 155 yards, rushing and scoring the first and final goals of a memorable Christmas Day competition that also means, for the first time in NFL history, that a game had been played every day in the week.

Kamara sprinted after a 40-yard touchdown on the game’s opening run and added scoring runs of 1, 5, 6, 7 and 3 yards against a Minnesota defensive front hit hard by injuries – none of the holy seven touchdowns came via Drews arm Brees.

“Today was a big day, we got out of the first goal, division title – will take it from there,” Kamara said after the match.

The Saints (11-4) never beat, setting a record of yards scored in a game by a Vikings opponent with 583-264 on the ground and could have won by a larger margin, if not for a few interceptions from Brees, one of them on a passport that rejected the hands of the recipient Emmanuel Sanders.

Alvin Kamara Alvin Kamara

Alvin Kamara

Brees completed 19 of 26 throws in 311 yards in his second game back from ribs and lung injuries that had put him on the sidelines in four games, while Sanders had four catches in 83 yards and close end Jared Cook caught three passes on 82 yards .

New Orleans’ 264-yard rushing run was mostly by a Vikings opponent in head coach Mike Zimmer’s seven seasons.

Positives were in short supply for Minnesota, but second-year tight end and New Orleans native Irv Smith Jr. caught a couple of touchdown passes in the third quarter for the Vikings, the second drew Minnesota to within four points at 31-27.

But it was as good as it got for the visitors as the Saints responded with two short touchdown runs by Kamara and one by reserve QB Taysom Hill in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach.

Kirk Cousins ​​passed 283 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings, who never led and pulled too well after Kamara’s second TD in the first quarter.

Minnesota Irv Smith scored two touchdowns as the Vikings conceded most of the franchise in 57 years Minnesota Irv Smith scored two touchdowns as the Vikings conceded most of the franchise in 57 years

Minnesota Irv Smith scored two touchdowns as the Vikings conceded most of the franchise in 57 years

  • Vikings pass: Kirk Cousins, 27/41, 291 yards, 3 TDs
  • Rushing leader: Dalvin Cook, 15 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD
  • Receiving lead: Adam Thielen, eight catches, 97 yards, 1 TD

Next Both teams play their last game of the season next Sunday with the Vikings out to end a disappointing campaign at the height when they travel to NFC North rivals Detroit, while the Saints are also in division action when they meet Carolina in Charlotte.

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