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NEW ORLEANS – Alvin Kamara set an NFL record by completing six touchdowns in one game and finished the race on a career high of 155 yards to help New Orleans bring the Minnesota Vikings 52-33 on Friday to beat and take a fourth NFC South title

Kamara wore different colored shoes – one red and one green on Christmas Day – and sprinted for a 40-yard touchdown on the game’s inaugural drive, adding 1, 5, 6, 7, and 3-yard runs against a badly injured one Defense Front in Minnesota added

Kamara hit a record set by Hall of Fame full-back Ernie Nevers for the Chicago Cardinals in 1929

“The offensive line will definitely get the ball, kudos to them,” said Kamara. “Sean (Payton, the Saint’s trainer) chose it, I did the small part

“Today was a great day, we scored the first goal, the division title I’ll take it from there”

Minnesota (6-9) was excluded from the playoff competition, while most points have been awarded by all Viking teams since 1963

The Saints (11-4) never stumbled, setting a record 583 yards a Viking opponent had won in a game. They might have won by a bigger margin if not a couple of interceptions from Drew Brees, one of them on a pass that was distracted from the hands of the recipient Emmanuel Sanders

Brees completed 19 of 26 throws for 311 yards in his second return game after injuries to the ribs and lungs that had paused him for four games

Sanders had four catches for 83 yards while Jared Cook caught three passes for 82 yards. New Orleans’ 264 yard rushing was most of a Viking opponent in the seven seasons of head coach Mike Zimmer

New Orleans native Irv Smith Jr caught two touchdown passes for the Vikings in the third quarter, the second drew Minnesota to 31-27 but the Saints responded with two short touchdown runs from Kamara and one from Reserve QB Taysom Hill in the fourth quarter to get the game out of reach

Kirk Cousins ​​moved on for 283 yards and three touchdowns for the Vikings, who never finally led and followed after Kamara’s second TD in the first quarter

In a game where both defenses battled, Saint’s receiver Marquez Callaway made a game any defender would appreciate if he kept Eric Wilson from intercepting a pass that Brees had thrown directly at the linebacker Brees used the second chance, hit Callaway at the next game for 11 yards and then found Cook for a gain of 19 yards for the Vikings 6 That was Kamara’s third TD run of the half for New Orleans with 24:14

Saint: LB Kwan Alexander injured his right ankle at the end of the third quarter. He was first helped from the field, but was later taken to the locker room with a cart from the sidelines

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