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Minnesota Vikings at New Orleans Saints: Third quarter recap and fourth quarter discussion

It’s a four-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter

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Everyone hold four fingers way up above your head, because we’re heading to the final fifteen minutes at the Superdome with the Minnesota Vikings trailing the New Orleans Saints by a score of 31-27.

The Vikings got the ball to start the half, but their offense stalled near midfield and they were forced to punt it away. However, they managed to get another interception from Drew Brees, as his pass went off the hands of Emmanuel Sanders and into the hands of Hardy Nickerson for a pick!

The Vikings cashed in on that interception, as Kirk Cousins found Irv Smith Jr. for a two-yard score to cut into the lead. After that, Dan Bailey. . .naturally. . .missed the extra point to keep it a four-point game at 24-20.

The Saints, however, answered back on the next drive, courtesy of. . .guess who. . .Alvin Kamara. Kamara went in from six yards out for his fourth rushing score of the afternoon, and the Will Lutz extra point made the score 31-20 with just under five minutes remaining in the quarter.

Minnesota marched down the field again, and for the second time in the quarter a drive finished with a touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Irv Smith Jr. This one was a 4-yarder, and Bailey hit the extra point to make it 31-27 just before the end of the third quarter.

As we move to the fourth quarter of play, the Saints are looking at a 2nd-and-6 from their own 37-yard line.

It’s closer than we thought at this point, but the Vikings still trail the Saints by a score of 31-27 as we head into the final quarter of play at the Superdome. Can the Vikings pull off what would be a pretty monumental upset?