The New Orleans Saints, after failing the past two weeks, were able to clinch their fourth-straight NFC South title by beating - and eliminating from postseason contention - the Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day.
With the #1 seed in the NFC still a technical possibility, the Saints players, coaches, media, and fans all have their eyes set on a bigger prize than simply the division, but that didn’t stop Saints Twitter from having a field day to celebrate.
A Saints win? A division clinch? Beating and eliminating a team that has knocked you out of the playoffs two of the past three seasons? And that’s not even mentioning Alvin Kamara’s six-touchdown performance.
Here are the best social media reactions from the game:
Hey, Tom, how many consecutive NFC South titles have the #Saints won? pic.twitter.com/aqmovdBuHL— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) December 26, 2020
Won the NFC South, had the pleasure of personally eliminating Minnesota from the playoffs, exorcised our demons, Kamara ties an NFL record, and ran through the Vikings with a record-586 yards.— Maddy Hudak (@MaddyHudak_94) December 26, 2020
Hell of a day for the #Saints.
4 years in a row! Merry Christmas everyone! ⚜️ pic.twitter.com/WmpGkQuyrZ— Wil Lutz (@wil_lutz5) December 26, 2020
New t-shirt commemorates Alvin Kamara’s historic day, from @BreakingT https://t.co/0Nba6XDSPu pic.twitter.com/RWMUUTwWmz— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) December 26, 2020
Looking at Alvin Kamara’s 6-TD day through a #Jets lens:— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 26, 2020
The Jets’ RBs have 6 rushing TDs for the ENTIRE season: Gore 2, Perine 2, Johnson 1, Adams 1.
And Goodnight https://t.co/QjcbNanvJN— Brenden Ertle (@BrendenErtle) December 26, 2020
Shut up lame he caught a cramp #SaintsWin https://t.co/hfpQhXX57v— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) December 26, 2020
♂️— Patrick “Diddy” Robertson (@Made_Man_5) December 26, 2020
Lab Boys™️ https://t.co/4T0Im7OEcD
alvin is gonna eat so many wings and mac and cheese tonight— John Sigler (@john_siglerr) December 26, 2020
Legendary Night ✊ ! Just the beginning tho! Won Not Done!!! Merry Christmas!! #GloryAbove pic.twitter.com/GVp29dWKqF— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) December 26, 2020
Nah Sean be practicing this brah. Ain’t nobody Griddy this good on they 1st try pic.twitter.com/nuEmEUAS6T— ken (@JaiIposeShawty) December 26, 2020
NFC south champs but we ain’t done yet !— Justin Hardee Sr. (@jhardee_19) December 26, 2020
merry Christmas https://t.co/Yzsz6QvLXI— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) December 26, 2020
❄️ ❄️#BudlightCelly | @BudLight pic.twitter.com/Aj4mQZu4Qz— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 26, 2020
Marshon Lattimore said this one was kind of personal after the Vikings knocked them out of the playoffs a few times.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 26, 2020
Kids get taken to school. https://t.co/91ecPklTka— Ceedy Duce. (@CGJXXIII) December 26, 2020
NFC SOUTH CHAMPS ! ⚜️— King Ruiz (@_OverCees) December 26, 2020
What a Christmas gift for all #Saints fans:— Kade Kistner (@KadeKistner) December 26, 2020
- The team finally overcomes the Vikings in spectacular fashion by scoring 50+ points
- AK makes history with SIX rushing touchdowns
- The Saints clinched the NFC South for the FOURTH straight year
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