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Dec 25, 2020 at 9.30pm UK at ​Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Minnesota Vikings
33-52
New Orleans Saints
FT
Cook (8:46)
7
Q1
14
Kamara (12:11, 5:10)
Boone (10:14)
7
Q2
10
Kamara (0:38)
Smith Jr (9:41)
13
Q3
7
Kamara (4:38)
Thielen (2:10)
6
Q4
21
Kamara (12:01, 1:50), Hill (4:00)

Result: Alvin Kamara ties NFL record as Saints beat Vikings 52-33

The New Orleans running back found the end zone six times in the high-scoring affair.

Alvin Kamara ran his way into the history books as the New Orleans Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings 52-33.

The New Orleans running back picked up a whopping six rushing touchdowns in the 19-point win, equalling a 91-year-old record set by Ernie Nevers.

Kamara opened the scoring for the Saints with a brilliant 40-yard run, before Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook hit back with a 15-yard touchdown run of his own.

New Orleans responded with a one-yard touchdown run from Kamara before Will Lutz extended the lead with a field goal.

Both sides continued to pound the ground game into the second half, with Kamara picking up his fourth following a Kirk Cousins passing touchdown to Vikings tight end Irv Smith.

Cousins connected with Smith again shortly after to bring the Vikings back within four, however Kamara's fifth scoring run ensured New Orleans would take an 11-point lead into the final quarter.

Taysom Hill found the end zone early in the fourth to give New Orleans an 18-point buffer, but a Cousins touchdown pass to Adam Thielen gave the visitors a sniff of a comeback.

But it was not meant to be, with Kamara's record-equalling sixth score sealing the Saints' 11th win of the season.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

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