The New Orleans Saints started their third game of the year with the look of a team that wanted to put their 0-2 start firmly behind them. After two offensive drives, it was 13-0 (thanks to a botched extra point attempt) and the Vikings look to be primed for a blow out.
However, Minnesota's defense would stiffen up and keep the Saints offense scoreless in the second and third quarters.
Meanwhile, the vikings offense was able to somewhat drive the ball on the Saints defense, but could only muster up three field goals.
New Orleans finally broke through late in the third quarter, when Vikings cornerback Captain Munnerlyn slammed Saints quarterback Drew Brees to the ground and drew a personal foul call.
A fired up Brees took advantage of the new set of downs generously offered to him by Munnerlyn and led his team to a fourth quarter touchdown that would seal the Vikings' fate.
New Orleans (1-2) is facing Dallas (2-1) on the road next Sunday night. This preparation week figures to be much more light-hearted than the first two.
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