The New Orleans Saints receive and start at the 25. Alvin Kamara breaks lose for 11 yards and the 1st. Brees connects with Callaway for 9. Latavius Murray picks up the 1st and more. Kamara can’t hold on to a good pass from Brees. Handoff to Emmanuel Sanders who runs for the 1st into Vikings territory at the 40. Alvin Kamara breaks lose and scores an easy touch down. Will Lutz is money. 7-0 Saints.
The Minnesota Vikings start at the 25. Kirk Cousins connects for a 1st. They rush for another 1st. Dalvin Cook picks up 15 more. Cook picks up 2. Vikings receiver can’t hold on. 3rd and 8. Cousins to Conklin picks up the 1st. Lattimore tackles Adam Thielen after a gain of 7. Dalvin Cook powers in for the touchdown. Extra point is good. 7 all.
Saints start at the 34 on the return by Ty Montgomery. Kamara rushes for 11. Brees to Kamara for 9. The FB Michael Burton picks up 7. Brees hits Jared Cook deep into the redzone. Kamara picks up 6. Brees to Murray for the 1st and goal at the 6. Saints take a timeout. PI in the endzone. 1st down at the one. Kamara scores his second rushing touchdown. The extra point is good. 14-7 Saints.
Vikings start at the 25. Marshon Lattimore defends the pass to Justin Jefferson. Abdullah picks up the 1st. Cousins is forced out of the pocket and throws it away. Cook rushes for 7. 3rd and 3. Lattimore is covering Jefferson and the pass is incomplete. Vikings punt.
Callaway fair catches at the 4. Should have let that one go. Brees to Taysom Hill for the 1st at the 24. Kamara picks up 1. Murray rushes to the 45. Brees connects with Juwan Johnson for the 1st. Kamara powers forward for 9. Murray rushes for the 1st to the 16. End of the 1st quarter. Brees to Austin Carr but it’s out of bounds. Kamara gets the flip and picks up 4. Kamara can’t hold on in the endzone. Brees was a little late with the throw. Will Lutz kicks the fieldgoal. 17-7 Saints.
The Vikings start at the 25. Cook rushes for 2. Thielen catches for the 1st. A missed takle by Janoris Jenkins gives them another 1st. Cook picks up 8. Cook stopped for a short gain. 3rd and 1. Timeout Vikings. Toss to Cook picks up the 1st. Cousin connects with Jefferson. 1st and goal at the 5. Mike Boone runs in for a touchdown. The extra point is good. 17-14 Saints.
The Saints start at the 25. Murray rushes for 7. Murray picks up the 1st. Kamara rushes for 4. Taysom Hill is in at QB and the designed QB run picks up 8 and the 1st. Kamara rushes for 9 but and illegal formation penalty backs the Saints up 5. Brees deep to Sanders to the Vikings 24. Kamara for 1. Kamara gets 2 more. 3rd and 7. Brees throw a pick right into the Vikings defensive back. That was either a bad throw or Cook ran the wrong route.
Vikings ball at their 12. Screen to Cook for 8. Cook is tackled by Malcom Jenkins for a 2 yard loss. 3rd and 4. Kirk Cousins is sacked by David Onyemata. Vikings punts.
Callaway fair catches at the Vikings 44. Screen to Murray picks up 7. Michael Burton the FB picks up the 1st and a few more. Brees is almost picked again but Callaway knocks it out. 2 minute warning. Brees to Callaway for 11. Brees to Jared Cook for 1st and goal at the 6. Taysom Hill is in at QB who throws to Kamara for a 1. Timeout Vikings. Kamara rushes for his third touchdown of the game. Extra point is good 24-14 Saints. 38 seconds to the half.
Vikings start at the 25. Cousins pass is defended by Janoris Jenkins. Cousins connects for the first. Cousins incomplete under pressure by Malcom Jenkins. The Vikings called a timeout so that play doesn’t count. Pass is complete but time is out. Halftime. Vikings deffered so they receive the opening kickoff.