Kamara has a career day with 6 TDs, as the Saints defeat the Vikings on Christmas Day

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara had one of the best performances in NFL history. Kamara helped guide his teammates to a Christmas Day win over the Minnesota Vikings at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Saints won 52-33 over the Vikings in the Christmas Day NFL game.

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara carries the football against the Minnesota Vikings
Alvin Kamara carries the football against the Minnesota Vikings (Photo by the New Orleans Saints/Instagram)

This was the first Christmas Day game on a Friday since the 2009 season. That’s when the San Diego Chargers defeated the Tennessee Titans 42-17 at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee.

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However, this was the first Christmas Day NFL games since the 2017 season when the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders played the Philadelphia Eagles.

With the win, the Saints improved to 11-4 on the season. The Vikings fell to 6-9 on the season.

Minnesota has officially been eliminated from playoff contention.

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Kamara did something on Christmas that has not happened in nearly 100 years. He had six rushing touchdowns in the win over the Vikings.

The last player to do that in an NFL game was Ernie Nevers in 1929. According to ESPN’s Stats and Information, Kamara tied the longest standing individual record in the NFL.

“It just feels good to have one of those days, just for the team,” Kamara said, showering credit on the offensive line and insisting that he did “the small part.”

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“I’m not focused on personal, like, goals and yards and stuff like that,” Kamara continued. “As long as the team has success, then personal success will come.”

Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 19 of 26 for 311 yards. He had two interceptions.

Kamara had 22 carries for 155 yards and the aforementioned six touchdowns. Emmanuel Sanders had four receptions for 83 yards.

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins went 27 of 41 for 291 yards. He had three touchdown passes.

Dalvin Cook had 15 carries for 73 yards and one touchdown. Adam Thielen had eight receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown.

Kamara tied the NFL record with his career day for the Saints. Taysom Hill also scored a rushing touchdown.

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Saints kicker Wil Lutz also made a field goal.

Cook and Mike Boone scored rushing touchdowns for the Vikings. Thielen and Irv Smith Jr. combined for three receiving touchdowns.

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