Alvin Kamara dominated and made history as the New Orleans Saints clinched the NFC South with a 52-33 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Kamara incredibly rushed for six touchdowns at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Christmas Day as the Saints ended a two-game losing streak and secured the NFC South for the fourth straight year.
The running back finished with 155 yards in total, with three of his TD runs coming in the first half and three in the second for the Saints (11-4).
Kamara tied the all-time NFL record with six rushing touchdowns in a game, a mark set by Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers in 1929.
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Saints quarterback Drew Brees struggled, completing 19 of 26 passes for 311 yards, no TDs and two interceptions.
But he too made some history, becoming the first player ever to reach 80,000 career passing yards.
Kamara broke loose for 40 yards for the game’s opening score, and two more TDs followed to finish the half as the Saints took a 24-14 lead.
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Irv Smith Jr. and Kirk Cousins combined twice for the Vikings either side of Kamara’s fourth rushing TD to bring Minnesota within four to begin the fourth quarter.
Brees and Jared Cook produced a huge play on third down that led to Kamara charging over for a fifth time for the Saints and Taysom Hill made it 45-27, only for Cousins to find Adam Thielen.
But Kamara capped his incredible performance with yet another rushing score to tie the all-time record.
Vikings QB Cousins went 27 of 41 for 291 yards and three touchdowns, but Minnesota (6-9) were eliminated from playoff contention.