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Cousins, Vikings upend Saints 26-20 in OT in NFC playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) After tight end Kyle Rudolph emerged from a purple swarm of celebrating Vikings near the corner of the end zone, he took an opportunity to mock those who doubted quarterback Kirk Cousins' ability to come through in the clutch.

''I'm just glad Kirk can't win big games, apparently,'' Rudolph said. ''We proved that one wrong today.''

Cousins hit Rudolph with a 4-yard fade on third-and-goal in overtime, and the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a 26-20 victory over the favored Saints in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday.

Cousins lost his only previous playoff start in 2015 with Washington, came up short of a playoff berth on the final regular-season game a year ago and struggled in a handful of other high-profile regular-season night games.

Yet Cousins eschewed an opportunity to gloat after his pass to Rudolph - and a 43-yarder to Adam Thielen at the Saints 2-yard line three plays earlier - helped the Vikings (11-6) advance to play top seed San Francisco in the divisional round of the playoffs on Saturday. It was Minnesota's first road playoff win since Jan. 9, 2005, when the Vikings beat the rival Packers at Lambeau Field in the wild-card round.

''I'm just happy we won,'' Cousins said. ''It was a great, great game, two good football teams.''

Saints fans begged to differ after seeing New Orleans' season end in overtime in the Superdome for a second straight year.

The latest disappointing end for the Saints (13-4) came nearly a year after New Orleans lost in the NFC championship game to the Los Angeles Rams in a game marred by missed Rams penalties late in regulation. This time, replays on video boards showed a possible push-off by Rudolph against defensive back P.J. Williams moments before he jumped to snag the winning catch.

NFL president of officiating Al Riveron said the league reviewed numerous replay angles, and while they saw contact by both players, ''none of that contact rises to the level of a foul.''

Saints coach Sean Payton said the Vikings ''deserved to win.''

Dalvin Cook gained 130 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns after missing the last two regular-season games with a shoulder injury. Cousins finished with 242 yards and one TD passing.

''Being a fourth-round pick and kind of working your way up in the league - now you win a playoff game. Guess what? You look around and you realize there's more mountains to climb,'' Cousins said. ''You just keep chasing the next mountain and there will always be people who are going to criticize you - and that's OK.''

New Orleans trailed by 10 at the start of the fourth quarter but forced overtime with Drew Brees' 20-yard touchdown pass to Taysom Hill and Wil Lutz's 49-yard field goal with 2 seconds left.

''They made more plays than we did,'' Payton said. ''They ran the ball better than we did.''

Hill was the Saints' leading rusher with 50 yards and Alvin Kamara was held to 21 yards rushing on seven carries.

''Both defenses played well,'' Payton added. ''Shoot, here you are in overtime and they made a few plays right there at the end that obviously were significant.''

PURPLE PRESSURE

Minnesota's defense forced Brees into two turnovers - one game after the Saints had finished the regular season with an NFL record-low eight. Brees also was sacked three times and finished 26 of 33 for 208 yards, one TD and an interception.

Brees' first turnover came on a deep throw downfield for Ted Ginn Jr. late in the first half. Safety Anthony Harris corralled the ball as he fell to the turf and then returned it 30 yards across midfield. That led to Cook's first touchdown on a 5-yard run that gave the Vikings a 13-10 lead.

The Saints were threatening with less than five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter when Danielle Hunter sacked Brees, who lost the ball. It was recovered by defensive tackle Jalyn Holmes on the Minnesota 36.

Brees said the fumble began with a ''miscommunication'' with a receiver, whom he didn't name.

''The ball should have been out of my hands and all of a sudden that wasn't the route that was run, so now I'm just trying to throw the ball into the dirt to avoid a sack,'' Brees said. ''Right as my hand's going back (Hunter) just kind of gets a piece of my arm and that ball comes out. So I'm really disappointed in that. That never should have happened.''

Saints safety Vonn Bell, back from a knee injury that sidelined him three games, helped set up the opening scoring chance of the game when he recovered Thielen's fumble. But Everson Griffen's sack of Brees on third-and-goal limited Minnesota's damage to a field goal.

HILL'S HIGHLIGHTS

Hill, the Saints' do-it-all reserve QB, was instrumental in the first touchdown drive of the game. He rushed for a first down before completing a 50-yard pass to rookie Deonte Harris and then, while lined up as a tight end, delivered a block that helped Kamara score on a 4-yard run around the right end to make it 10-3.

MISSED CHANCES

Harris' 54-yard kickoff return and Brees' 20-yard pass to Michael Thomas in the final seconds of the first half gave New Orleans a chance to tie it, but Lutz's 43-yard field-goal attempt went wide right.

In the third quarter, Hill's apparent first-down run on a fake punt was nullified by tight end Josh Hill's false start.

Brees also lamented a false start penalty that triggered a 10-second runoff shortly before Lutz's game-tying kick at the end of regulation. If not for the penalty, the Saints would have had a second-and-10 from the Minnesota 26 with 21 seconds left. Instead, the ball went back 5 yards and there were 11 seconds remaining.

''That was costly,'' Brees said, noting that without the penalty, the Saints might have taken a couple of more shots at the end zone for a late go-ahead score.

INJURIES

Vikings: Tight end Tyler Conklin was carted from the sideline to the locker room in the first half. ... Right tackle Brian O'Neill walked off with an apparent leg injury in the third quarter but returned.

Saints: Linebacker Kiko Alonso limped off the field with what the Saints said was a knee injury in the second quarter and did not return. ... Left guard Andrus Peat limped to the sideline with an apparent right leg injury in the fourth quarter but returned.

NEXT UP

Vikings: Prepare for next weekend's trip to San Francisco to face a 49ers team that, like the Saints, went 13-3 in the regular season.

Saints: Head into the offseason with contract work ahead on key personnel, including Brees, who turns 41 on Jan. 15, and Kamara, who could opt to hold out for an extension as he enters the final season of his rookie deal.

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Key Players
D. Cook 33 RB
94 RuYds, 2 RuTDs, 36 ReYds, 3 RECs
24
FPTS
T. Hill 7 QB
50 PaYds, 50 RuYds
15
FPTS
1st Quarter
Field Goal 9:52
W.Lutz 29 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
8
plays
21
yds
4:18
pos
0
3
Field Goal 4:05
D.Bailey 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.
11
plays
50
yds
5:47
pos
3
3
2nd Quarter
Touchdown 9:18
A.Kamara right end for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
70
yds
2:12
pos
3
9
Point After TD 9:18
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
3
10
Field Goal 2:54
D.Bailey 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.
13
plays
72
yds
6:24
pos
6
10
Touchdown 0:23
D.Cook right guard for 5 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
45
yds
1:40
pos
12
10
Point After TD 0:23
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
13
10
3rd Quarter
Touchdown 3:23
D.Cook right guard for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
8
plays
54
yds
3:37
pos
19
10
Point After TD 3:23
D.Bailey extra point is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.
plays
yds
pos
20
10
4th Quarter
Touchdown 10:31
D.Brees pass deep left to T.Hill for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 20 YAC 0
8
plays
85
yds
4:22
pos
20
16
Point After TD 10:31
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
20
17
Field Goal 0:02
W.Lutz 49 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
7
plays
44
yds
1:53
pos
20
20
Overtime
Touchdown 0:00
K.Cousins pass short left to K.Rudolph for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
75
yds
15:00
pos
26
20
Team Stats
Time of Pos 34:27 25:33
1st Downs 22 19
Rushing 9 6
Passing 11 12
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 10-18 4-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 362 324
Total Plays 74 54
Avg Gain 4.9 6.0
Net Yards Rushing 136 97
Rush Attempts 40 17
Avg Rush Yards 3.4 5.7
Net Yards Passing 226 227
Comp. - Att. 19-31 27-34
Yards Per Pass 7.3 6.7
Penalties - Yards 4-26 6-52
Touchdowns 3 3
Rushing TDs 2 1
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 1
Turnovers 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 6-39.0 5-42.4
Return Yards 50 192
Punts - Returns 2-17 4-44
Kickoffs - Returns 1-3 5-148
Int. - Returns 1-30 0-0
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-2 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-2 -50%
Safeties 0 0
1234 OTT
Vikings 10-6 31070626
Saints 13-3 37010020
226 PASS YDS 227
136 RUSH YDS 97
362 TOTAL YDS 324
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Cousins 8 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 242 1 0 96.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.6% 3845 27 6 106.7
K. Cousins 19/31 242 1 0 15
S. Diggs 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 39.6
S. Diggs 0/0 0 0 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Cook 33 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
28 94 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
278 1229 15
D. Cook 28 94 2 22 24
A. Mattison 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
105 482 1
A. Mattison 5 20 0 16 3
A. Abdullah 31 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 124 0
A. Abdullah 1 9 0 9 0
S. Diggs 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 69 0
S. Diggs 2 8 0 6 1
A. Thielen 19 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 9 1
A. Thielen 1 3 0 3 10
C. Ham 30 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 20 0
C. Ham 1 3 0 3 0
K. Cousins 8 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 62 1
K. Cousins 2 -1 0 0 15
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
A. Thielen 19 WR
10
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
9 7 129 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 37 547 6
A. Thielen 9 7 129 0 43 10
D. Cook 33 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
5 3 36 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 56 555 0
D. Cook 5 3 36 0 19 24
K. Rudolph 82 TE
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
7 4 31 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 43 398 7
K. Rudolph 7 4 31 1 13 9
S. Diggs 14 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
3 2 19 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 65 1149 6
S. Diggs 3 2 19 0 10 1
B. Johnson 81 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
3 2 17 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 33 311 3
B. Johnson 3 2 17 0 9 1
A. Mattison 25 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
2 1 10 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 11 92 0
A. Mattison 2 1 10 0 10 3
T. Conklin 83 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 8 58 0
T. Conklin 1 0 0 0 0 0
A. Hollins 15 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 2 46 0
A. Hollins 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
H. Smith 22 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
73-23 3 1.0
H. Smith 8-3 0.0 0 0
A. Barr 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-26 1 1.0
A. Barr 7-1 0.0 0 0
H. Hill 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 0.0
H. Hill 3-1 0.0 0 0
X. Rhodes 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
57-10 0 0.0
X. Rhodes 3-1 0.0 0 0
E. Wilson 50 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-27 0 3.0
E. Wilson 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Hunter 99 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
54-21 0 15.0
D. Hunter 2-3 1.0 0 1
S. Weatherly 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-10 0 3.0
S. Weatherly 2-0 0.0 0 0
T. Waynes 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-2 1 0.0
T. Waynes 2-0 0.0 0 0
E. Griffen 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
28-16 1 9.0
E. Griffen 2-1 1.0 0 0
D. Bailey 5 K
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Bailey 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Kearse 27 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-9 1 0.0
J. Kearse 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Harris 41 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-27 7 0.0
A. Harris 1-2 0.0 1 0
K. Rudolph 82 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Rudolph 1-0 0.0 0 0
S. Stephen 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 1.0
S. Stephen 1-1 0.0 0 0
E. Kendricks 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
71-44 0 0.0
E. Kendricks 1-4 0.0 0 0
J. Johnson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-14 0 3.0
J. Johnson 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Abdullah 31 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
A. Abdullah 1-1 0.0 0 0
C. Ham 30 FB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
C. Ham 1-0 0.0 0 0
A. Cutting 58 LS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Cutting 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Sendejo 34 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-12 3 1.0
A. Sendejo 0-3 0.0 0 0
L. Joseph 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-20 0 3.0
L. Joseph 0-2 0.0 0 0
T. Conklin 83 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Conklin 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 2/2
SEASON FG XP
29/31 42/46
D. Bailey 2/2 43 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Colquitt 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 49.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
68 45.6 25
B. Colquitt 6 49.7 1 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Abdullah 31 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 3.0 3 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 23.4 38 0
A. Abdullah 1 3.0 3 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Sherels 35 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 8.5 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 5.2 25 0
M. Sherels 2 8.5 10 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Brees 9 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
78.8% 208 1 1 90.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
74.7% 3187 28 5 114.3
D. Brees 26/33 208 1 1 10
T. Hill 7 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 50 0 0 118.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.1% 105 0 0 101.8
T. Hill 1/1 50 0 0 15
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
T. Hill 7 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 50 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 206 1
T. Hill 4 50 0 28 15
L. Murray 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
151 658 5
L. Murray 5 21 0 8 2
A. Kamara 41 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 21 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
178 818 6
A. Kamara 7 21 1 5 11
D. Brees 9 QB
10
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 1 1
D. Brees 1 5 0 5 10
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Thomas 13 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
8 7 70 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 156 1795 9
M. Thomas 8 7 70 0 20 7
J. Cook 87 TE
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
5 5 54 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 48 759 9
J. Cook 5 5 54 0 14 5
D. Harris 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 1 50 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 7 74 0
D. Harris 1 1 50 0 50 5
A. Kamara 41 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
9 8 34 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 89 567 1
A. Kamara 9 8 34 0 9 11
T. Hill 7 QB
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
2 2 25 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 21 259 7
T. Hill 2 2 25 1 20 15
T. Ginn 19 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
2 1 18 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 31 439 2
T. Ginn 2 1 18 0 18 1
L. Murray 28 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 35 239 1
L. Murray 2 1 4 0 4 2
J. Hill 89 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
3 2 3 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 27 229 3
J. Hill 3 2 3 0 2 0
T. Smith 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 18 234 5
T. Smith 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
T. Hendrickson 91 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-8 0 5.0
T. Hendrickson 5-0 1.0 0 0
M. Williams 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
45-20 4 0.0
M. Williams 5-5 0.0 0 0
D. Davis 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
91-27 1 4.0
D. Davis 4-3 0.0 0 0
V. Bell 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
70-26 1 1.0
V. Bell 4-3 0.0 0 0
A. Klein 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-26 1 2.0
A. Klein 4-4 0.0 0 0
M. Lattimore 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-11 1 0.0
M. Lattimore 4-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jordan 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-16 0 16.0
C. Jordan 3-0 1.0 0 0
C. Robertson 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
23-8 1 1.0
C. Robertson 3-1 0.0 0 0
J. Jenkins 20 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-16 4 0.0
J. Jenkins 3-5 0.0 0 1
D. Onyemata 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-11 0 3.0
D. Onyemata 2-1 0.0 0 0
S. Tuttle 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-10 1 2.0
S. Tuttle 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Gardner-Johnson 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-12 1 0.0
C. Gardner-Johnson 2-1 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 0.0
P. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alonso 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-7 0 0.0
K. Alonso 1-1 0.0 0 0
R. Ramczyk 71 T
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Ramczyk 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Stallworth 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
T. Stallworth 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Edwards 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 3.0
M. Edwards 1-1 0.0 0 0
A. Kamara 41 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Kamara 1-0 0.0 0 0
T. Hill 7 QB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Hill 1-0 0.0 0 0
R. Ortiz 30 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Ortiz 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Brown 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-18 0 2.0
M. Brown 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
W. Lutz 3 K
8
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
34/39 50/51
W. Lutz 2/3 49 2/2 8
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Morstead 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 45.8 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
65 46.1 30
T. Morstead 5 45.8 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 33.3 54 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 27.8 54 0
D. Harris 4 33.3 54 0
R. Ortiz 30 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
R. Ortiz 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Harris 11 WR
5
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 11.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
40 9.6 53 1
D. Harris 4 11.0 17 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 0:50 2 17 Fumble
9:52 MIN 25 5:47 11 50 FG
2:36 MIN 36 2:44 4 7 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:04 MIN 30 1:34 3 6 Punt
9:18 MIN 25 6:24 13 72 FG
2:03 NO 45 1:40 7 45 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:40 MIN 12 2:05 3 8 Punt
7:00 MIN 36 3:37 8 64 TD
1:41 MIN 34 1:48 3 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:31 MIN 25 3:42 6 14 Punt
4:18 MIN 37 2:23 6 -3 Punt
0:02 MIN 25 0:02 1 -1 Half
OT POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIN 25 15:00 9 75 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:10 MIN 37 4:18 8 26 FG
4:05 NO 12 1:29 3 4 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 NO 20 1:48 4 18 Punt
11:30 NO 30 2:12 4 70 TD
2:54 NO 24 0:51 3 4 INT
0:23 MIN 45 0:23 2 20 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NO 23 4:20 6 15 Punt
8:35 NO 19 1:35 3 -1 Punt
3:23 NO 28 1:42 3 2 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 NO 15 4:22 8 85 TD
6:49 NO 29 2:31 6 37 Fumble
1:55 NO 30 1:53 7 39 FG

MIN Vikings  - Fumble (2 plays, 17 yards, 0:50 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 1st) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
Penalty
1 & 10 - MIN 30
(15:00 - 1st) K.Cousins pass incomplete short left to S.Diggs. PENALTY on NO-J.Jenkins Defensive Holding 5 yards enforced at MIN 25 - No Play.
+9 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 30
(14:56 - 1st) D.Cook left guard to MIN 39 for 9 yards (J.Jenkins; M.Williams).
+3 YD
2 & 1 - MIN 39
(14:18 - 1st) K.Cousins pass short right to A.Thielen to MIN 42 for 3 yards (J.Jenkins). FUMBLES (J.Jenkins) RECOVERED by NO-V.Bell at MIN 43. V.Bell ran ob at MIN 37 for 6 yards (K.Rudolph). Pass -2 YAC 5 The Replay Official reviewed the runner was out of bounds ruling and the play was Upheld. The ruling on the field stands.

NO Saints  - Field Goal (8 plays, 26 yards, 4:18 poss)

Result Play
+4 YD
1 & 10 - NO 37
(14:10 - 1st) A.Kamara left guard to MIN 33 for 4 yards (L.Joseph; E.Kendricks).
+5 YD
2 & 6 - NO 33
(13:39 - 1st) L.Murray left guard to MIN 28 for 5 yards (D.Hunter; A.Barr).
+2 YD
3 & 1 - NO 28
(13:06 - 1st) T.Hill right tackle to MIN 26 for 2 yards (E.Wilson).
+12 YD
1 & 10 - NO 26
(12:23 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas pushed ob at MIN 14 for 12 yards (A.Sendejo; A.Harris). Pass 5 YAC 7
Penalty
1 & 10 - NO 15
(12:00 - 1st) D.Brees pass incomplete short left to A.Kamara. PENALTY on MIN-E.Griffen Illegal Use of Hands 5 yards enforced at MIN 14 - No Play.
+1 YD
1 & 9 - NO 9
(11:56 - 1st) L.Murray left guard to MIN 8 for 1 yard (X.Rhodes; S.Stephen).
+4 YD
2 & 8 - NO 8
(11:12 - 1st) D.Brees pass short right to J.Cook to MIN 4 for 4 yards (H.Smith). Pass 3 YAC 1
No Gain
3 & 4 - NO 4
(10:33 - 1st) D.Brees sacked at MIN 11 for -7 yards (sack split by E.Griffen and D.Hunter).
Field Goal
4 & 11 - NO 11
(9:56 - 1st) W.Lutz 29 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

MIN Vikings  - Field Goal (11 plays, 50 yards, 5:47 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(9:52 - 1st) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+7 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 25
(9:52 - 1st) D.Cook right end to MIN 32 for 7 yards (D.Onyemata; D.Davis).
+3 YD
2 & 3 - MIN 32
(9:15 - 1st) D.Cook left guard to MIN 35 for 3 yards (D.Onyemata).
-1 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 35
(8:41 - 1st) D.Cook left end to MIN 34 for -1 yards (S.Tuttle J.Jenkins).
+10 YD
2 & 11 - MIN 34
(8:03 - 1st) K.Cousins pass short right to A.Mattison to MIN 44 for 10 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson). Pass -2 YAC 12
+7 YD
3 & 1 - MIN 44
(7:24 - 1st) D.Cook left end to NO 49 for 7 yards (K.Alonso).
+5 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 49
(6:42 - 1st) K.Cousins pass short middle to K.Rudolph to NO 44 for 5 yards (D.Davis). Pass 5 YAC 0
+16 YD
2 & 5 - MIN 44
(6:06 - 1st) A.Mattison right end pushed ob at NO 28 for 16 yards (M.Williams).
No Gain
1 & 10 - MIN 28
(5:40 - 1st) S.Diggs sacked at NO 34 for -6 yards (sack split by J.Jenkins and M.Brown). Thielen took the handoff sweeping left handed to Diggs sweeping right and Diggs was sacked before he could throw downfield.
No Gain
2 & 16 - MIN 34
(4:52 - 1st) K.Cousins pass incomplete deep middle to K.Rudolph (S.Tuttle).
+9 YD
3 & 16 - MIN 34
(4:47 - 1st) K.Cousins pass short middle to O.Johnson to NO 25 for 9 yards (V.Bell). Pass 4 YAC 5
Field Goal
4 & 7 - MIN 25
(4:09 - 1st) D.Bailey 43 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.

NO Saints  - Punt (3 plays, 4 yards, 1:29 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(4:05 - 1st) D.Bailey kicks 63 yards from MIN 35 to NO 2. D.Harris to NO 25 for 23 yards (H.Hill). PENALTY on NO-R.Ortiz Illegal Double-Team Block 12 yards enforced at NO 24.
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 12
(3:58 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to NO 17 for 5 yards (X.Rhodes). Pass 5 YAC 0
-1 YD
2 & 5 - NO 17
(3:24 - 1st) N.Easton reported in as eligible. A.Kamara right tackle to NO 16 for -1 yards (A.Barr).
No Gain
3 & 6 - NO 16
(2:49 - 1st) D.Brees pass incomplete short left to A.Kamara.
Punt
4 & 6 - NO 16
(2:45 - 1st) T.Morstead punts 48 yards to MIN 36 Center-Z.Wood fair catch by M.Sherels.

MIN Vikings  - Punt (4 plays, 7 yards, 2:44 poss)

Result Play
+11 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 36
(2:36 - 1st) D.Cook left end ran ob at MIN 47 for 11 yards (V.Bell).
+3 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 47
(2:17 - 1st) D.Cook left end to 50 for 3 yards (D.Onyemata).
+12 YD
2 & 7 - MIN 50
(1:43 - 1st) A.Mattison left end to NO 38 for 12 yards (D.Onyemata). PENALTY on MIN-A.Thielen Offensive Holding 10 yards enforced at 50 - No Play.
+9 YD
2 & 17 - MIN 40
(1:23 - 1st) K.Cousins pass short right to K.Rudolph to MIN 49 for 9 yards (M.Lattimore). Pass 2 YAC 7
Sack
3 & 8 - MIN 49
(0:49 - 1st) K.Cousins sacked at MIN 43 for -6 yards (T.Hendrickson).
Punt
4 & 14 - MIN 43
(15:00 - 2nd) B.Colquitt punts 57 yards to end zone Center-A.Cutting Touchback.

NO Saints  - Punt (4 plays, 18 yards, 1:48 poss)

Result Play
+15 YD
1 & 10 - NO 20
(14:52 - 2nd) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas pushed ob at NO 35 for 15 yards (X.Rhodes). Pass 15 YAC 0
+1 YD
1 & 10 - NO 35
(14:32 - 2nd) D.Brees pass short right to J.Hill to NO 36 for 1 yard (E.Wilson).
No Gain
2 & 9 - NO 36
(14:00 - 2nd) D.Brees pass incomplete short right to J.Hill (D.Hunter).
+2 YD
3 & 9 - NO 36
(13:56 - 2nd) D.Brees pass short right to J.Hill to NO 38 for 2 yards (A.Barr) [E.Griffen]. Pass 2 YAC 0
Punt
4 & 7 - NO 38
(13:15 - 2nd) T.Morstead punts 39 yards to MIN 23 Center-Z.Wood. M.Sherels to MIN 30 for 7 yards (R.Ortiz).

MIN Vikings  - Punt (3 plays, 6 yards, 1:34 poss)

Result Play
+3 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 30
(13:04 - 2nd) D.Cook left guard to MIN 33 for 3 yards (T.Hendrickson).
+3 YD
2 & 7 - MIN 33
(12:33 - 2nd) A.Thielen right end to MIN 36 for 3 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson).
No Gain
3 & 4 - MIN 36
(11:47 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short right to K.Rudolph (P.Williams).
Punt
4 & 4 - MIN 36
(11:43 - 2nd) B.Colquitt punts 51 yards to NO 13 Center-A.Cutting. D.Harris to NO 30 for 17 yards (C.Ham).

NO Saints  - Touchdown (4 plays, 70 yards, 2:12 poss)

Result Play
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 30
(11:30 - 2nd) A.Kamara right tackle to NO 35 for 5 yards (T.Waynes).
+11 YD
2 & 5 - NO 35
(10:52 - 2nd) T.Hill right tackle to NO 46 for 11 yards (E.Kendricks).
+50 YD
1 & 10 - NO 46
(10:09 - 2nd) N.Easton reported in as eligible. T.Hill pass deep middle to D.Harris to MIN 4 for 50 yards (H.Smith). Pass 50 YAC 0
+4 YD
1 & 4 - NO 4
(9:23 - 2nd) A.Kamara right end for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.
PAT Good
(9:18 - 2nd) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

MIN Vikings  - Field Goal (13 plays, 72 yards, 6:24 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(9:18 - 2nd) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
No Gain
1 & 10 - MIN 25
(9:18 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass incomplete deep middle to A.Thielen.
+3 YD
2 & 10 - MIN 25
(9:11 - 2nd) D.Cook right end to MIN 28 for 3 yards (M.Edwards; K.Alonso).
+13 YD
3 & 7 - MIN 28
(8:27 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass short middle to K.Rudolph to MIN 41 for 13 yards (D.Davis). Pass 1 YAC 12
+22 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 41
(7:41 - 2nd) D.Cook right end to NO 37 for 22 yards (M.Williams; V.Bell).
+1 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 37
(7:05 - 2nd) A.Mattison left tackle to NO 36 for 1 yard (T.Hendrickson).
+4 YD
2 & 9 - MIN 36
(6:23 - 2nd) D.Cook right tackle to NO 32 for 4 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson; A.Klein).
+8 YD
3 & 5 - MIN 32
(5:40 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass short left to A.Thielen to NO 24 for 8 yards (M.Lattimore). Pass 8 YAC 0
+2 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 24
(5:04 - 2nd) D.Cook left tackle to NO 22 for 2 yards (T.Stallworth).
+19 YD
2 & 8 - MIN 22
(4:25 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass short right to D.Cook ran ob at NO 3 for 19 yards (M.Williams). Pass -5 YAC 24
+2 YD
1 & 3 - MIN 3
(4:07 - 2nd) A.Mattison left guard to NO 1 for 2 yards (V.Bell). NO-K.Alonso was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
No Gain
2 & 1 - MIN 1
(3:39 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short left to T.Conklin.
-2 YD
3 & 1 - MIN 1
(3:34 - 2nd) R.Reiff reported in as eligible. D.Cook left end pushed ob at NO 3 for -2 yards (D.Davis).
Field Goal
4 & 3 - MIN 3
(2:58 - 2nd) D.Bailey 21 yard field goal is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.

NO Saints  - Interception (3 plays, 4 yards, 0:51 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(2:54 - 2nd) D.Bailey kicks 68 yards from MIN 35 to NO -3. D.Harris ran ob at NO 24 for 27 yards (H.Hill).
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 24
(2:49 - 2nd) D.Brees pass incomplete deep middle to T.Smith (A.Sendejo).
+4 YD
2 & 10 - NO 24
(2:44 - 2nd) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara to NO 28 for 4 yards (D.Hunter; E.Kendricks). Pass -6 YAC 10
Int
3 & 6 - NO 28
(2:18 - 2nd) D.Brees pass deep middle intended for T.Ginn INTERCEPTED by A.Harris at MIN 25. A.Harris to NO 45 for 30 yards (A.Kamara).

MIN Vikings  - Touchdown (7 plays, 45 yards, 1:40 poss)

Result Play
+2 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 45
(2:03 - 2nd) D.Cook right guard to NO 43 for 2 yards (T.Hendrickson).
+19 YD
2 & 8 - MIN 43
(1:58 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass deep middle to A.Thielen to NO 24 for 19 yards (V.Bell). Pass 18 YAC 1
No Gain
1 & 10 - MIN 24
(1:26 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short right to D.Cook (D.Davis).
+6 YD
2 & 10 - MIN 24
(1:22 - 2nd) D.Cook right guard to NO 18 for 6 yards (A.Klein; M.Williams).
+13 YD
3 & 4 - MIN 18
(1:17 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass short left to A.Thielen to NO 5 for 13 yards (M.Williams). Pass 12 YAC 1
No Gain
1 & 5 - MIN 5
(0:31 - 2nd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short left to K.Rudolph.
+5 YD
2 & 5 - MIN 5
(0:27 - 2nd) D.Cook right guard for 5 yards TOUCHDOWN.
PAT Good
(0:23 - 2nd) D.Bailey extra point is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.

NO Saints  - Missed FG (2 plays, 20 yards, 0:23 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(0:23 - 2nd) D.Bailey kicks 64 yards from MIN 35 to NO 1. D.Harris to MIN 45 for 54 yards (D.Bailey).
+20 YD
1 & 10 - NO 45
(0:12 - 2nd) D.Brees pass deep left to M.Thomas to MIN 25 for 20 yards (H.Smith). Pass 20 YAC 0
No Good
1 & 10 - NO 25
(0:05 - 2nd) W.Lutz 43 yard field goal is No Good Wide Right Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

NO Saints  - Punt (6 plays, 15 yards, 4:20 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 3rd) D.Bailey kicks 57 yards from MIN 35 to NO 8. R.Ortiz pushed ob at NO 23 for 15 yards (J.Kearse).
+3 YD
1 & 10 - NO 23
(14:57 - 3rd) A.Kamara left guard to NO 26 for 3 yards (S.Stephen).
+5 YD
2 & 7 - NO 26
(14:20 - 3rd) D.Brees scrambles left end to NO 31 for 5 yards (E.Griffen).
+4 YD
3 & 2 - NO 31
(13:30 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short right to L.Murray to NO 35 for 4 yards (H.Smith). Pass -7 YAC 11
+6 YD
1 & 10 - NO 35
(12:50 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to NO 41 for 6 yards (A.Barr). Pass 0 YAC 6
+3 YD
2 & 4 - NO 41
(12:14 - 3rd) L.Murray right tackle to NO 44 for 3 yards (A.Sendejo; L.Joseph).
-6 YD
3 & 1 - NO 44
(11:33 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short middle to A.Kamara to NO 38 for -6 yards (Jal.Johnson). Pass -4 YAC -2
Punt
4 & 7 - NO 38
(10:48 - 3rd) T.Morstead punts 50 yards to MIN 12 Center-Z.Wood fair catch by M.Sherels.

MIN Vikings  - Punt (3 plays, 8 yards, 2:05 poss)

Result Play
+11 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 12
(10:40 - 3rd) D.Cook right guard to MIN 23 for 11 yards (D.Onyemata). PENALTY on MIN-B.O'Neill Offensive Holding 6 yards enforced at MIN 12 - No Play.
+3 YD
1 & 16 - MIN 6
(10:12 - 3rd) A.Mattison left tackle to MIN 9 for 3 yards (V.Bell; A.Klein).
+11 YD
2 & 13 - MIN 9
(9:35 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass short middle to D.Cook to MIN 20 for 11 yards (C.Jordan). Pass 4 YAC 7
No Gain
3 & 2 - MIN 20
(8:52 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short right to O.Johnson.
Punt
4 & 2 - MIN 20
(8:48 - 3rd) B.Colquitt punts 46 yards to NO 34 Center-A.Cutting. D.Harris to MIN 43 for 23 yards (A.Cutting). PENALTY on NO-J.Gray Illegal Blindside Block 15 yards enforced at NO 34.

NO Saints  - Punt (3 plays, -1 yards, 1:35 poss)

Result Play
Sack
1 & 10 - NO 19
(8:35 - 3rd) D.Brees sacked at NO 9 for -10 yards (E.Griffen).
+9 YD
2 & 20 - NO 9
(7:53 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara pushed ob at NO 18 for 9 yards (A.Barr). Pass 4 YAC 5
No Gain
3 & 11 - NO 18
(7:14 - 3rd) D.Brees pass incomplete short left to M.Thomas (X.Rhodes).
Punt
4 & 11 - NO 18
(7:08 - 3rd) T.Morstead punts 46 yards to MIN 36 Center-Z.Wood fair catch by M.Sherels.

MIN Vikings  - Touchdown (8 plays, 64 yards, 3:37 poss)

Result Play
Penalty
1 & 10 - MIN 45
(7:00 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short right to I.Smith. PENALTY on NO-C.Gardner-Johnson Defensive Pass Interference 10 yards enforced at MIN 36 - No Play.
+1 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 46
(6:55 - 3rd) D.Cook left tackle to MIN 47 for 1 yard (A.Klein).
No Gain
2 & 9 - MIN 47
(6:20 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short middle to A.Thielen (S.Tuttle).
+34 YD
3 & 9 - MIN 47
(6:15 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass deep right to A.Thielen to NO 19 for 34 yards (M.Williams) [D.Davis]. Pass 28 YAC 6
+8 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 19
(5:50 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass short left to O.Johnson to NO 11 for 8 yards (D.Davis; J.Jenkins). Pass 3 YAC 5
+1 YD
2 & 2 - MIN 11
(5:28 - 3rd) D.Cook left guard to NO 10 for 1 yard (M.Brown; D.Davis).
+9 YD
3 & 1 - MIN 10
(4:47 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass short right to S.Diggs to NO 1 for 9 yards (M.Williams). Pass 9 YAC 0
No Gain
1 & 1 - MIN 1
(4:08 - 3rd) K.Cousins up the middle to NO 1 for no gain (C.Robertson).
+1 YD
2 & 1 - MIN 1
(3:30 - 3rd) D.Cook right guard for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN.
PAT Good
(3:23 - 3rd) D.Bailey extra point is GOOD Center-A.Cutting Holder-B.Colquitt.

NO Saints  - Punt (3 plays, 2 yards, 1:42 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(3:23 - 3rd) D.Bailey kicks 67 yards from MIN 35 to NO -2. D.Harris to NO 28 for 30 yards (A.Abdullah).
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 28
(3:17 - 3rd) D.Brees pass incomplete short left to L.Murray [I.Odenigbo].
+4 YD
2 & 10 - NO 28
(3:11 - 3rd) Direct snap to T.Hill. A.Kamara right guard to NO 32 for 4 yards (A.Barr).
+3 YD
3 & 6 - NO 32
(2:36 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara ran ob at NO 35 for 3 yards (H.Hill). Pass -4 YAC 7
Penalty
4 & 3 - NO 35
(2:08 - 3rd) PENALTY on NO-J.Hill False Start 5 yards enforced at NO 35 - No Play.
Punt
4 & 8 - NO 30
(1:50 - 3rd) T.Morstead punts 46 yards to MIN 24 Center-Z.Wood. M.Sherels pushed ob at MIN 34 for 10 yards (T.Hill).

MIN Vikings  - Punt (3 plays, 2 yards, 1:48 poss)

Result Play
-2 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 34
(1:41 - 3rd) A.Mattison right guard to MIN 32 for -2 yards (M.Edwards).
Penalty
2 & 12 - MIN 32
(0:59 - 3rd) PENALTY on MIN-R.Reiff False Start 5 yards enforced at MIN 32 - No Play.
No Gain
2 & 17 - MIN 27
(0:41 - 3rd) K.Cousins pass incomplete short right to A.Mattison (D.Davis).
+9 YD
3 & 17 - MIN 27
(0:31 - 3rd) A.Abdullah up the middle to MIN 36 for 9 yards (A.Klein).
Punt
4 & 8 - MIN 36
(15:00 - 4th) B.Colquitt punts 49 yards to NO 15 Center-A.Cutting out of bounds.

NO Saints  - Touchdown (8 plays, 85 yards, 4:22 poss)

Result Play
+14 YD
1 & 10 - NO 15
(14:53 - 4th) D.Brees pass short left to J.Cook to NO 29 for 14 yards (H.Smith; E.Kendricks). Pass 13 YAC 1
+2 YD
1 & 10 - NO 29
(14:17 - 4th) A.Kamara left tackle to NO 31 for 2 yards (S.Weatherly).
+5 YD
2 & 8 - NO 31
(13:42 - 4th) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to NO 36 for 5 yards (X.Rhodes). Pass 5 YAC 0
+14 YD
3 & 3 - NO 36
(13:01 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to J.Cook to 50 for 14 yards (A.Harris). Pass 6 YAC 8
+18 YD
1 & 10 - NO 50
(12:21 - 4th) D.Brees pass deep right to T.Ginn ran ob at MIN 32 for 18 yards [D.Hunter]. Pass 18 YAC 0
+4 YD
1 & 10 - NO 32
(11:53 - 4th) N.Easton reported in as eligible. L.Murray left tackle to MIN 28 for 4 yards (E.Kendricks). NO-A.Peat was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
+8 YD
2 & 6 - NO 28
(11:23 - 4th) L.Murray left tackle to MIN 20 for 8 yards (D.Hunter).
+20 YD
1 & 10 - NO 20
(10:37 - 4th) D.Brees pass deep left to T.Hill for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 20 YAC 0
PAT Good
(10:31 - 4th) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

MIN Vikings  - Punt (6 plays, 14 yards, 3:42 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(10:31 - 4th) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+6 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 25
(10:31 - 4th) S.Diggs left end to MIN 31 for 6 yards (S.Tuttle).
+3 YD
2 & 4 - MIN 31
(9:51 - 4th) D.Cook left guard to MIN 34 for 3 yards (C.Robertson).
+3 YD
3 & 1 - MIN 34
(9:10 - 4th) C.Ham left guard to MIN 37 for 3 yards (D.Davis).
+2 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 37
(8:29 - 4th) S.Diggs right end to MIN 39 for 2 yards (J.Jenkins; M.Williams).
No Gain
2 & 8 - MIN 39
(7:47 - 4th) D.Cook left end to MIN 39 for no gain (M.Lattimore).
No Gain
3 & 8 - MIN 39
(7:07 - 4th) K.Cousins pass incomplete deep middle to A.Hollins (C.Gardner-Johnson).
Punt
4 & 8 - MIN 39
(7:01 - 4th) B.Colquitt punts 49 yards to NO 12 Center-A.Cutting. D.Harris to NO 29 for 17 yards (T.Conklin; A.Sendejo).

NO Saints  - Fumble (6 plays, 37 yards, 2:31 poss)

Result Play
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 29
(6:49 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to T.Hill to NO 34 for 5 yards (T.Waynes). Pass -2 YAC 7
+4 YD
2 & 5 - NO 34
(6:16 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara pushed ob at NO 38 for 4 yards (H.Smith). Pass 3 YAC 1
+9 YD
3 & 1 - NO 38
(5:44 - 4th) N.Easton reported in as eligible. Direct snap to T.Hill. T.Hill right tackle to NO 47 for 9 yards (E.Wilson; A.Harris). MIN-S.Stephen was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 47
(5:15 - 4th) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to MIN 48 for 5 yards (A.Barr). Pass 2 YAC 3
+28 YD
2 & 5 - NO 48
(4:35 - 4th) T.Hill left end pushed ob at MIN 20 for 28 yards (H.Smith).
Sack
1 & 10 - NO 20
(4:26 - 4th) D.Brees sacked at MIN 28 for -8 yards (D.Hunter). FUMBLES (D.Hunter) [D.Hunter] touched at MIN 34 RECOVERED by MIN-J.Holmes at MIN 36. J.Holmes to MIN 37 for 1 yard (R.Ramczyk).

MIN Vikings  - Punt (6 plays, -3 yards, 2:23 poss)

Result Play
+1 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 37
(4:18 - 4th) D.Cook left guard to MIN 38 for 1 yard (V.Bell; C.Robertson).
No Gain
2 & 9 - MIN 38
(3:39 - 4th) K.Cousins pass incomplete deep left to S.Diggs.
+9 YD
3 & 9 - MIN 38
(3:33 - 4th) K.Cousins pass short right to A.Thielen pushed ob at MIN 47 for 9 yards (M.Lattimore). Pass 10 YAC -1
-7 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 47
(3:27 - 4th) D.Cook left end to MIN 39 for -8 yards (A.Klein). FUMBLES (A.Klein) RECOVERED by NO-V.Bell at MIN 38. V.Bell for 38 yards TOUCHDOWN. The Replay Official reviewed the runner was not down by contact ruling and the play was REVERSED. D.Cook left end to MIN 40 for -7 yards (A.Klein).
-2 YD
2 & 17 - MIN 40
(3:01 - 4th) D.Cook left tackle to MIN 38 for -2 yards (T.Hendrickson).
Sack
3 & 19 - MIN 38
(2:54 - 4th) K.Cousins sacked at MIN 34 for -4 yards (C.Jordan).
Punt
4 & 23 - MIN 34
(2:10 - 4th) B.Colquitt punts 46 yards to NO 20 Center-A.Cutting. D.Harris to NO 30 for 10 yards (A.Abdullah; A.Cutting).

NO Saints  - Field Goal (7 plays, 39 yards, 1:53 poss)

Result Play
+6 YD
1 & 10 - NO 30
(1:55 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara to NO 36 for 6 yards (S.Weatherly). Pass -4 YAC 10
+8 YD
2 & 4 - NO 36
(1:31 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to J.Cook ran ob at NO 44 for 8 yards (H.Smith). Pass 7 YAC 1
+9 YD
1 & 10 - NO 44
(1:26 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara to MIN 47 for 9 yards (A.Barr). Pass 4 YAC 5
+7 YD
2 & 1 - NO 47
(1:02 - 4th) D.Brees pass short middle to M.Thomas to MIN 40 for 7 yards (H.Smith). Pass 7 YAC 0
+14 YD
1 & 10 - NO 40
(0:44 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to J.Cook to MIN 26 for 14 yards (H.Smith; H.Hill). Pass 4 YAC 10
Penalty
1 & 10 - NO 26
(0:21 - 4th) D.Brees spiked the ball to stop the clock. PENALTY on NO False Start 5 yards enforced at MIN 26 - No Play.
No Gain
1 & 15 - NO 31
(0:11 - 4th) D.Brees pass incomplete short right.
Field Goal
2 & 15 - NO 31
(0:07 - 4th) W.Lutz 49 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

MIN Vikings  - End of Half (1 plays, -1 yards, 0:02 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(0:02 - 4th) W.Lutz kicks 43 yards from NO 35 to MIN 22. A.Abdullah to MIN 25 for 3 yards.
-1 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 25
(0:01 - 4th) K.Cousins kneels to MIN 24 for -1 yards.

MIN Vikings  - Touchdown (9 plays, 75 yards, 15:00 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 5) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+3 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 25
(15:00 - 5) D.Cook left tackle to MIN 28 for 3 yards (C.Jordan).
+6 YD
2 & 7 - MIN 28
(14:25 - 5) K.Cousins pass short left to D.Cook to MIN 34 for 6 yards (J.Jenkins). Pass 4 YAC 2
+10 YD
3 & 1 - MIN 34
(13:45 - 5) K.Cousins pass short left to S.Diggs to MIN 44 for 10 yards (J.Jenkins). Pass 7 YAC 3
No Gain
1 & 10 - MIN 44
(13:24 - 5) K.Cousins pass incomplete short left to D.Cook (T.Hendrickson).
+11 YD
2 & 10 - MIN 44
(13:19 - 5) D.Cook right tackle to NO 45 for 11 yards (A.Klein).
+43 YD
1 & 10 - MIN 45
(12:42 - 5) K.Cousins pass deep right to A.Thielen to NO 2 for 43 yards (P.Robinson). Pass 40 YAC 3
+1 YD
1 & 2 - MIN 2
(12:02 - 5) D.Cook left guard to NO 1 for 1 yard (A.Klein; M.Williams).
-3 YD
2 & 1 - MIN 1
(11:26 - 5) D.Cook left end to NO 4 for -3 yards (S.Tuttle).
+4 YD
3 & 4 - MIN 4
(10:45 - 5) K.Cousins pass short left to K.Rudolph for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN.