The New Orleans Saints weren’t looking for revenge but they did get some regular season redemption vs. the host Minnesota Vikings on Sunday Night Football.
In a rematch of last postseason’s NFC Divisional round matchup, the Saints (6-1) left Minnesota victorious with a 30-20 win vs. the Vikings (4-3-1).
The Saints, on a six-game winning streak, remain in first place of the NFC South standings.
Alvin Kamara scored two touchdowns, Will Lutz converted three field goals and Sheldon Rankins had two sacks in the win for the Saints.
This was the Saints’ first visit back to U.S. Bank Stadium since the heartbreaking last second loss.
Marcus Williams’ missed tackle led to a 61-yard touchdown reception from Stefon Diggs as time expired, resulting in a 29-24 Saints loss at the Vikings in the NFC Divisional round.
This time around, the Saints didn’t require much from legend Drew Brees, who completed 18 of his 23 passes for 120 yards with one touchdown (one interception).
Afterwards, Brees discussed the significance of the victory and looked ahead to the pivotal showdown against the undefeated Los Angeles Rams (8-0) at the Superdome.
“They’re a great football team on both sides of the ball. So we know we’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve got to have a great week of prep,” Brees said. “I’m sure the Superdome will be rocking. We need you to be rocking Who Dat Nation as we try to put together our best performance and take on the Rams.”
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