The best Christmas present came from Alvin Kamara , who wrote his name in gold letters in the NFL history books as the first player to have six rushing touchdowns in the Super Bowl era . The New Orleans running back had the best game of his career in a 52-33 win against the Minnesota Vikings.
A historic night that was lived in the Superdome since with this triumph, the Saints won for the fourth consecutive time the South Division of the National Conference and incidentally left the Vikings with no options to qualify for the Playoffs.
Minnesota’s defensive line struggled early on, and on the first offensive drive Alvin Kamara ran 40 yards to score the game’s opening points. Minnesota responded quickly with a 15-yard dash from Dalvin Cook, but Kamara got back into the promised zone and from then on the Saints weren’t going to lose the lead.
In the second quarter both teams scored field goals and seconds before ending the first half again Kamara would score another six points.
Early in the third quarter Drew Brees threw his second interception of the game, but Minnesota was still not capitalizing on steals.
Kirk Cousins approached his team twice with a pair of touchdown passes to Irv Smith, however, and the # 41 would almost immediately score a couple of times.
Taysom Hill did his usual and scored on a run, and then Cousins threw his third touchdown for Adam Thielen, but the game was closed by the player of the dream night by getting into the end zone for the sixth time.
New Orleans reached a record of 11-4 and they remain with the second seed in the National, only behind Green Bay , who has the tiebreaker criteria for having defeated the Saints 30-37 in week 3.