Saints Beat Vikings for Sixth Straight Win
The New Orleans Saints turned a pair of turnovers into 14 points in defeating the Minnesota Vikings, 30-20 for their sixth straight win.
New Orleans (6-1) trailed 13-10 in the second quarter when Marshawn Lattimore recovered a fumble by Adam Thielen and returned it 54 yards to the Vikings' 33, setting up Alvin Kamara's one yard touchdown run that gave the Saints the lead for good with less than a minute to go until halftime.
A Wil Lutz field goal of 42 yards increased the lead to 20-13 and P. J. Williams then intercepted Kirk Cousins and returned it 42 yards for the touchdown to increase the lead to 27-13.
Lutz added another field goal before Cousins found Thielen for a one yard touchdown pass to cut the lead to 30-20.
Drew Brees completed 18-23 passes for 120 yards with a touchdown and his first interception of the year. Mark Ingram (63) and Alvin Kamara (45) added 108 yards on the ground.
Kirk Cousins was 30-40 for 351 yards and a pair of scores, but suffered the cruicial pick six. Latavius Murray led the Minnesota ground attack with 56 yards.