Week 16 Vikings vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread

Saints News Network's Week 16 Vikings vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread.
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Saints News Network's Week 16 Vikings vs. Saints: Live GameDay Blog and Thread.

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Score

Score Updates Week 15 (25)

Minnesota Wins the Toss and Defers to the Second-Half. 

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (15:00 1st Quarter)
  • Kamara runs middle for 11 yards. 1st Down.
  • Murray runs middle. 1st Down.
  • End around to Sanders gain of 12 yards. 1st down.
  • Kamara runs middle gain of 40 yards. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 6 plays, 75-yards, 2:49
  • Saints: 7 - Vikings: 0 

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (12:11 1st Quarter)
  • Cousins to Thielen gain of 16 yards. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Jefferson Gain of 11 yards. 1st Down.
  • Cook runs left gain of 15 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 8: Cousins to Conklin gain of 8 yards. 1st Down.
  • Cook runs left for 15 yards. Touchdown. (Bailey XP is GOOD)
  • 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:25
  • Saints: 7 - Vikings: 7

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 34 (8:41 1st Quarter)
  • Kamara runs Middle 11 yards. 1st Down.
  • Burton runs middle gain of 7 yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Cook. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Murray. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Sanders Incomplete. PENALTY Defensive Pass Interference. Foul occurred in the End zone and the ball will be placed on the 1-yard line.
  • Kamara runs right. TOUCHDOWN (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 7 plays, 66-yards, 3:36
  • Saints: 14 - Vikings: 7

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (5:10 1st Quarter)
  • Jet Sweep to Abdullah gain of 13 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 3: Cousins incomplete to Justin Jefferson.
  • Colquitt Punts to Callaway. No Return.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 4 (3:48 1st Quarter)
  • Brees to Taysom Hill gain of 18 yards. 1st Down.
  • Murray runs left for 21 yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Johnson gain of 19 yards. 1st Down.
  • Murray runs middle. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 6: Brees incomplete to Kamara
  • Lutz 30-yard FG attempt is GOOD
  • 10 plays, 84 yards, 4:36
  • Saints: 17 - Vikings: 7

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (14:12 2nd Quarter)
  • Cousins to Thielen gain of 19 yards. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Johnson. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Cook takes pitch to the left. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Jefferson. 1st Down.
  • Boone runs left. Touchdown. (Bailey XP is GOOD)
  • 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:58
  • Saints: 17 - Vikings: 14

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 25 (10:14 2nd Quarter)
  • Hill runs left. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Sanders gain of 21 yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Cook INTERCEPTED by Hand. Return of 4 yards.

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 12 (5:04 2nd Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • Colquitt punts to Callaway. Fair Catch.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 46 (3:15 2nd Quarter)
  • Burton runs left. 1st Down.
  • Two-Minute Warning
  • Brees to Callaway gain of 11 yards. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Cook gain of 19 yards. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs left. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 7 plays, 46 yards, 2:37
  • Saints: 24 - Vikings 14  

Vikings Ball 

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (0:38 2nd Quarter)
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. 1st Down. 
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Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (15:00 3rd Quarter)
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 4: Cousins throws incomplete
  • Colquitt punts to Carr. No Return.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 10 (12:19 3rd Quarter)
  • Murray runs middle. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Sanders INTERCEPTED by Nickerson.

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 18 (10:53 3rd Quarter)
  • Cook runs left. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. Touchdown. (Bailey XP is NO GOOD)
  • 3 plays, 18 yards, 1:12
  • Saints: 24 - Vikings: 20

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 26 (9:36 3rd Quarter)
  • 3rd and 5: Brees to Murray. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Sanders gain of 27 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 2: Hill runs middle. Short of line to gain.
  • 4th and Inches: Hill Sneaks forward. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs for 17 yards. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs left. TOUCHDOWN! (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 10 plays, 74 yards, 5:03
  • Saints: 31 - Vikings: 20

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (4:38 3rd Quarter)
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Thielen. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 9: Cousins pass to Smith Incomplete. PENALTY Roughing the Passer.
  • PENALTY Defensive Pass Interference. Foul Occurred in the End zone. Ball placed at the 1.
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. Touchdown (Bailey XP is GOOD)
  • 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:16
  • Saints: 31 - Vikings: 27

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 34 (0:19 3rd Quarter)
  • END OF 3rd QUARTER
  • Brees to Cook gain of 44 yards. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and 1: Murray runs left. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs middle TOUCHDOWN (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • Saints: 38 - Vikings: 27

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (12:01 4th Quarter)
  • Three and Out
  • Colquitt Punts to Callaway return of 12 yards.

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: New Orleans 42 (10:22 4th Quarter)
  • Brees to Sanders gain of 23 yards. 1st Down.
  • Hill to Kamara. 1st Down.
  • Brees to Trautman. 1st Down.
  • 3rd and Goal: Hill runs right. TOUCHDOWN (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 10 plays, 58 plays, 6:22
  • Saints: 45 - Vikings 27

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25 (4:00 4th Quarter)
  • Cousins to Thielen. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Jefferson. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Jefferson. 1st Down.
  • Cousins to Smith Jr. 1st Down.
  • 4th and Goal: Cousins to Thielen. Touchdown. (2-Pt. Conversion is NO GOOD)
  • 9 plays, 75 yards, 1:50
  • Saints: 45 - Vikings 33

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 48 (2:09 4th Quarter)
  • Brees to Trautman gain of 41 yards. 1st Down.
  • Kamara runs right. TOUCHDOWN (Lutz XP is GOOD)
  • 3 plays, 48 yards, 0:20
  • Saints: 51 - Vikings: 33

Vikings Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 25
  • 4th and 10: Cousins to Thielen. Short of Line to Gain

Saints Ball

  • Drive Start: Minnesota 34 (1:27 4th Quarter)
  • Brees Kneels
  • END OF GAME