A 149.2 rating on 412 yards and five TD passes. And don't forget a TD-saving tackle after a bad snap.
JERMON BUSHROD, Saints left tackle
Bushrod limited NFL sack leader Jared Allen to no sacks and only one quarterback hurry.
ROMAN HARPER, Saints safety
The Pro Bowl player had a sack and a quarterback hurry on blitzes, and led the swarming defense in tackles.
PLAY OF THE GAME
When: Third quarter, 10:18 remaining.
Score: Saints led 28-13
Situation: New Orleans had third-and-4 from the Vikings' 47.
The play: In a sequence typical of his day of success, Saints QB Drew Brees stepped up to avoid the rush of Vikings DE Jared Allen and found WR Lance Moore cutting across the middle against the Vikings secondary. Moore caught it at the 31 and was untouched heading into the end zone.
The result: The Metrodome got empty in a hurry.
Toby Gerhart scored both Vikings touchdowns Sunday on short passes from Christian Ponder. Gerhart became the eighth Vikings running back with two receiving touchdowns in the same game. Chuck Foreman did it three times, and Rickey Young, Bill Brown and Tommy Mason each did it twice.
Harvin had four touches for 7 yards. Edge: Williams
HEADLINES ON THE CUTTING ROOM FLOOR Other headlines we may (or may not) have considered:
Leave Brees in! We want the records to fall!
That No. 1 overall pick is definitely in sight, boys
Hold it, the Packers lost? To the Chiefs? Really??
Sominex called. They want their sleep formula back
|Chicago WSox - WP: S. Carroll||6||FINAL|
|Cleveland - LP: Z. McAllister||2|
|Atlanta - WP: M. Minor||11||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||6|
|NY Yankees - WP: S. Greene||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman||0|
|Arizona - WP: W. Miley||2||FINAL|
|San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong||0|
|St. Louis - WP: A. Wainwright||10||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: J. Nelson||2|
|Miami - LP: M. Dunn||4||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: V. Black||5|
|Boston - LP: J. Peavy||2||FINAL|
|Houston - WP: J. Fields||3|
|Minnesota - WP: K. Correia||9||FINAL|
|Colorado - LP: T. Matzek||3|
|Toronto - LP: D. Hutchison||3||FINAL|
|Tampa Bay - WP: J. Odorizzi||10|
|Detroit - WP: R. Porcello||5||FINAL|
|Kansas City - LP: J. Shields||1|
|Washington||3||Top 10th Inning|
|Pittsburgh||5||Top 11th Inning|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver||5||FINAL|
|Texas - LP: M. Mikolas||2|
|San Diego||0||Bottom 4th Inning|
|Oakland||0||Top 4th Inning|
|Red Bull New York||4|
|Sporting Kansas City||2||FINAL|
|Chivas USA||0||2nd Half|
|Real Salt Lake||0||1st Half 23:00|
|Edmonton||7/17/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||7/18/14 6:00 PM|
|Hamilton||7/18/14 9:00 PM|
|Montreal||7/19/14 6:00 PM|
|Aug 8 - vs. Oakland||7 pm|
|Aug 16 - vs. Arizona||7:30 pm|
|Aug 23 - at Kansas City||7 pm|
|Aug 28 - at Tennessee||7 pm|
|2014 regular season|
|Sep 7 - at St. Louis||Noon|
|Sep 14 - vs. New England||Noon|
|Sep 21 - at New Orleans||Noon|
|Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta||3:25 pm|
|Oct 2 - at Green Bay||7:25 pm|
|Oct 12 - vs. Detroit||Noon|
|Oct 19 - at. Buffalo||Noon|
|Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay||Noon|
|Nov 2 - vs. Washington||Noon|
|Nov 9 - Bye|
|Nov 16 - at Chicago||Noon|
|Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay||Noon|
|Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina||Noon|
|Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets||Noon|
|Dec 14 - at Detroit||Noon|
|Dec 21 - at Miami||Noon|
|Dec 28 - vs. Chicago||Noon|