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Saints 42 @ Vikings 20: Who Dat Say!?!


It's now the day after the 42-20 win over the Wikings, and it's time to get into all the post-game coverage.

Make the jump for all the stories, quotes, and video reports from the Saints' eleventh win of the 2011 season.

Saints vs Vikings coverage

Saints vs Vikings recap

NFL Game Center: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings |
Includes recap, stats, video highlights, and a pdf of the official gamebook.

Brees Leads Saints to Sixth Straight Win with 42-20 win in Minnesota |
Staff Report

Brees powers Saints to easy win at Vikings, 42-20 |
Chris Seeman - With a tooth-and-nail fight ahead of the New Orleans Saints for the No. 2 seed, every remaining game on their schedule takes on added importance, even this week’s matchup with the lowly 2-10 Minnesota Vikings.

Photo Gallery: Saints @ Vikings |
Michael DeMocker and Rusty Costanza

Photo Gallery II : Saints @ Vikings |
Michael DeMocker


From the Saints Sideline

Drew Brees' huge game powers New Orleans Saints to 42-20 victory over Vikings |
Mike Triplett - Brees passes for five touchdowns, 412 yards as Saints move to 11-3.

Saints start slow, but rout Vikings | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
Sheldon Mickles - For a few minutes Sunday, the New Orleans Saints’ offense looked nothing like the unit that had averaged 453.6 total yards and scored 18 touchdowns in a five-game winning streak.

Recapping the New Orleans Saints' 42-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings |
Mike Triplett - Defense turned in an outstanding performance.

Turnovers return early | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - The New Orleans Saints’ lengthy turnover-free streak came to an end rather quickly Sunday in their 42-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.

Drew Brees is playing like the NFL's MVP |
Jeff Duncan - Whether he can outpoll Aaron Rodgers is another matter.

Brees states case for MVP award over Rodgers |
Brian Allee-Walsh - Until Sunday, I had all but conceded the 2011 MVP award to Green Bay Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Darren Sproles' contributions tip the scales in favor of New Orleans Saints |
Peter Finney - Running back/returner continues to deliver for Saints.

Saints Postgame Notes |
Staff Report

Another week, another accusation against the New Orleans Saints defense |
Kevin Spain - Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson became the next guy to point the finger at the New Orleans Saints defense with an accusation of dirty play.

Vikings RB Peterson calls out Saints for playing dirty |
Bradley Handwerger - A week after Titans receiver Nate Washington called out New Orleans safety Roman Harper for being a dirty player, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson called out another player.

Saints defense comes up big after both turnovers |
Bradley Handwerger - The Saints' defense stopped Minnesota twice after turnovers, holding the Vikings to field goals.

Saints’ game-week focus on stopping pass pays off |
Bradley Handwerger - For the past month, the Saints’ secondary has listened to questions about giving up large chunks of yards in the passing game.

Just Brees being Brees | The Advocate
Sheldon Mickles - Former New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Remi Ayodele knew what he was going up against when his Minnesota Vikings faced his old team Sunday afternoon.

Brees, 'great in life,' should be considered for league's MVP |
Bradley Handwerger - Carl Nicks sat at his locker, fielding one more question about quarterback extraordinaire Drew Brees, who just so happened to be in the left guard’s line of sight, fixing his hair and tying his tie in front of a mirror in the locker room.

Lance Moore comes up big again for New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees |
Kevin Spain - Veteran receiver has two TD receptions in rout of Vikings.

New Orleans Saints offensive line holds off fierce Minnesota pass rush |
Kevin Spain - They allowed no sacks to the Vikings.

Pierre Thomas birthday present, a New Orleans Saints win |
Kevin Spain - Saints put up 573 yards as a team..

Wrap-up: Saints 42, Vikings 20 - NFC South Blog |
Pat Y. - Thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 42-20 victory against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday at Mall of America Field.


Minnesota Missives

Brees, Saints demolish Vikings 42-20 |
Dan Weiderer - The Saints had no trouble at all demolishing the listless Vikings, who were even worse than their usual bad selves.

Near-Flawless Brees Propels Saints To 42-20 Win Over Vikings |
Mike Wobschall

Not much cheer for Vikings brain trust |
Sid Hartman - Sunday's game, as lopsided as it was, had to be one of the lowest points in the franchise's long history.

Wrap-up: Saints 42, Vikings 20 - NFC North Blog |
Kevin Seifert - A few thoughts on an entirely predictable outcome at the Metrodome.


V-Roll Roll Call

Video: Payton, Brees Postgame Presser |
Official team site media page includes full-game and single-play high highlight videos.

Video: Question now is can Packers stop Saints? | New Orleans
With a red hot Drew Brees getting ready to set records and with the Packers' loss to Kansas City, Jim Henderson says the question maybe should change from whether or not the Saints offense can keep up with the Packers to whether the Packers offense can keep up with the Saints.