The New Orleans Saints got off to a sloppy start and let the Minnesota Vikings stay in yesterday's game at the Mall of America Stadium in Minneapolis.

Then the Saints' train got rolling, and the Vikings got flattened.

Drew Brees threw for five touchdowns and the Saints rolled over Minnesota 42-20.  New Orleans had 573 yards of total offense and rolled up 36 first downs.  Brees finished 32-40 for 412 yards.  He did not throw an interception.

The Saints are now 11-3.  They can clinch the NFC South with a win over Atlanta next Monday night.