Adam Thielen became the first player to open the season with more than 100 yards in receiving in eight consecutive games. But his key fumble changed the momentum of the game in the second quarter.
Here's what he had to say after the game:
Stefon Diggs had team highs with 10 catches and 119 yards, including a touchdiown that gave the Vikings a 7-7 tie after New Orleans scored on the opening drive of the game.
Head coach Mike Zimmer didn't want to get drawn into a postgame discussion about the mistakes made by his players.
Kirk Cousins acknowledged that mistakes were made. But he's optimistic as the Vikings prepare for the second half of the regular season, which opens against Detroit next Sunday.