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:

VideoVideo (02:18): Adam Thielen had a key fumble in the second quarter that led to the Saints taking a lead they never gave up.

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.

VideoVideo (02:13): Stefan Diggs caught 10 passes, including one for a touchdown, in the Vikings' 30-20 loss to New Orleans.

Head coach Mike Zimmer didn't want to get drawn into a postgame discussion about the mistakes made by his players.

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VideoVideo (02:33): Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer displayed frustration when reporters asked about the mistakes players made during their loss to the Saints, and said he's not going to evaluate players so soon after the game.

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.

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VideoVideo (03:48): At the halfway point in the season, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has a hopeful attitude about the team and where it will go.