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A Very Kamara Christmas, 6 rushing TDs as the Saints beat Vikings 52 - 33.

Alvin Kamara ties the most rushing TDs in a game with 6 on Christmas day.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

First Half

The Christmas Day game starts with a touchback and Saints ball. Kamara is getting his day started well with an 11 yard run in his red and green cleats. It feels good to have Marquez Callaway back! Alvin Kamara 40 yard TD run straight up the gut! NO 7 - MIN 0.

Touchback. Vikings start off with back to back first downs from their receivers. Dalvin getting into the fun now and the Vikings are in field goal range. 15 yard Dalvin Cook TD run to tie things up. NO 7 - MIN 7.

Ty Montgomery with a good return has the Saints starting at the 34. Kamara. Again. 11 yard gain. Then he gets 9 on a catch from Brees. A Jared Cook 20 yard gain gets the Saints to the redzone. Less than 10 minutes into the game and Alvin Kamara gets his 2nd TD of the day, this time on a 1 yard scamper. NO 14 - MIN 7.

Touchback. Marshon with a great PBU on Justin Jefferson on first. 3rd and short now coming up after a good run from Cook. First punt of the day coming up after Marshon locks up Justin Jefferson again.

New Orleans starting this drive at their own 4. Some breathing room on first down after Brees to Hill is good for 18. The big plays are stacking up for New Orleans. The last four plays have been gains of 21, 19, 9, and 11. Saints are in the redzone. A 4th down is actually forced and Wil Lutz hits a 30 yard field goal. NO 17 - MIN 7.

Touchback. Thielen takes it to midfield and gets spun around in mid-air due to Lattimore being in the wrong place at the right time. Bisi Johnson makes Janoris Jenkins miss badly on his 13 yard gain. Jefferson gets 25 and it’s goal to go. Boone 4 yard TD run. NO 17 - MIN 14.

Touchback. Saints slowing the game down with a bunch of short runs. Kamara to midfield, but Carr gets called for an illegal formation. Brees finds a wide open Emmanuel Sanders for a gain of 31. Saints nearing the redzone. Anthony Harris gets an interception on Drew Brees.

Vikings start the drive at their 12. Cook with a good catch to gain 8 for the Vikings. Jenkins gets a good stop to drop Cook for a loss of 2. The Manitoba Mauler David Onyemata and Malcolm Jenkins combine to sack Kirk Cousins. 3 and out.

Saints starting the drive on the MIN 46. Brees almost gets picked again as Callaway was playing good as a FS. Callaway follows up his good play with an 11 yard gain. First and goal after a pass to Cook. Kamara in his bag for his 3rd TD of Christmas. NO 24 - MIN 14.

Vikings trying to score quickly with less than a minute left in the half to no avail. Halftime.

Second Half

Touchback. Vikings ball to start. Irv Smith with a good catch on a bad throw. 3rd and medium coming up as the Vikings are nearing midfield. Pressure gets to Cousins and causes the incompletion. 4th down coming up.

New Orleans starting the drive from their 10. Emmanuel Sanders couldn’t come down with it, and the ball is tipped into the hands of Hardy Nickerson.

Vikings start the drive on the NO 18. Dalvin Cook is good. Irv Smith Jr. 2 yard TD catch, but the XP is no good. NO 24 - MIN 20.

Saints starting at the 26 after the Montgomery return. Latavius Murray with his best Kamara impression and getting a first down on a catch. Emmanuel Sanders gets the Saints into Vikings territory with a good catch and run. 4th and 1 coming up deep into Vikings territory. Hill gets it on the keeper. Kamara with an amazing 17 yard run dragging defenders to the 6. Kamara gets his FOURTH TD of the game. NO 31 - MIN 20.

Touchback. First big play of the drive is Thielen with a gain of 24. Who else but Dalvin Cook gets the Vikings to midfield. Adam Thielen gets another big play. Roughing the passer then DPI sets the Vikings up well. Irv Smith 4 yard TD catch. NO 31 - MIN 27.

Touchback. Jared Cook gets 44 on a big gain! Murray gets it to goal to go. Alvin Kamara with his FIFTH TD of the day. It’s too easy. NO 38 - MIN 27.

Touchback. 3 and out.

Saints start the drive at the 42 after a good return from Callaway. A bunch of short runs later and Kamara could be looking at this sixth of the day. Sean Payton hates fun and puts Taysom in to run in for the TD. NO 45 - MIN 27.

Touchback. Jefferson gets a good gain on first. Thielen gets the Vikings past midfield already. Vikings continue to drive. Irv Smith gets to the 1. Adam Thielen gets the TD on fourth down, 2 pt conversion no good. NO 45 - MIN 33.

Saints recover the onside kick. Saints will look to drain the clock out. Adam Trautman joins the fun with a 41 yard gain! 1st and goal at the MIN 3. ALVIN KAMARA SIX RUSHING TDS ON THE DAY. NO 52 - MIN 33.

Vikings go 4 and out.

Saints will kneel this one out.

FINAL SCORE: NO 52 - MIN 33

Here’s a Quarter by quarter breakdown of the events:

1st Quarter

  • Touchback.
  • Three plays later the Saints are at midfield.
  • 40 yard Kamara TD run.
  • NO 7 - MIN 0
  • Touchback.
  • Back to back first downs get the Vikings to midfield.
  • 15 yard Dalvin Cook TD run.
  • NO 7 - MIN 7
  • Drive starts at the NO 34 after the return.
  • Kamara gets the Saints to midfield.
  • Jared Cook sets the Saints up in the redzone.
  • Alvin Kamara 1-yard TD run.
  • NO 14 - MIN 7
  • Touchback.
  • Punt from Minnesota is a good one.
  • Saints start drive at their own 4.
  • Saints at midfield very quickly however.
  • Also very quickly to the redzone.

2nd Quarter

  • The Vikings were able to force a 4th down! Wil Lutz hits a 30 yarder.
  • NO 17 - MIN 7
  • Touchback.
  • Thielen gets Vikings to midfield.
  • Justin Jefferson gets the Vikings in goal to go.
  • Boone 4 yard TD run.
  • NO 17 - MIN 14
  • Touchback.
  • A couple of short runs get the Saints near midfield.
  • Emmanuel Sanders has the Saints nearing redzone.
  • Anthony Harris interception.
  • Vikings start the drive at their 12.
  • 3 and out.
  • Drive starts on the MIN 46.
  • First down to Cook gets the Saints to goal to go.
  • 5 yard Kamara TD run.
  • NO 24 - MIN 14
  • Vikings to attempt a couple of big plays before half.
  • Nothing going.

3rd Quarter

  • Touchback. Vikes ball.
  • Not much going on this drive. Quick punt coming up.
  • New Orleans starting their drive on the 10.
  • Vikings get the interception off of the deflection.
  • Drive starts at the NO 18.
  • Dalvin cooks gets it to goal to go.
  • Irv Smith Jr. 2 yard TD catch.
  • XP is missed by Dan Bailey.
  • NO 24 - MIN 20
  • Drive starts at the NO 26.
  • Emmanuel Sanders gets a good gain past midfield and into field goal range.
  • Kamara drags Vikings defenders to the 6th.
  • Alvin Kamara with his 4th TD of the day.
  • NO 31 - MIN 20
  • Touchback.
  • Thielen gets the Vikings past midfield.
  • Defensive penalties a plenty.
  • Irv Smith 4 yard TD.
  • NO 31 - MIN 27
  • Drive starts at the 33.

4th Quarter

  • 44 yard play to Jared Cook!
  • Alvin Kamara gets his FIFTH TD of the game.
  • NO 38 - MIN 27
  • Touchback.
  • 3 and out.
  • Drive starts at the NO 44.
  • Big gain for Emmanuel Sanders.
  • Alvin Kamara gets goal to go.
  • Taysom Hill TD run.
  • NO 45 - MIN 27
  • Touchback.
  • Vikings past midfield quickly.
  • Vikings driving down.
  • 1st and goal at the 1.
  • Thielen gets the TD on 4th down.
  • 2 pt conversion no good.
  • NO 45 - MIN 33
  • Saints recover onside kick.
  • Saints will try to run the clock out.
  • Adam Trautman 41 yard gain!
  • Saints have ball 1st and goal at the MIN 3.
  • ALVIN KAMARA HAS HIS SIXTH TD RUN OF THE DAY.
  • NO 52 - MIN 33
  • Vikings go 4 and out.
  • Saints kneel it out.

FINAL SCORE: NO 52 - MIN 33