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By Jarrett Bell | USA Today
MINNEAPOLIS – It wasn’t so much avenging the “Minneapolis Miracle” as it was a measuring stick for the New Orleans Saints.
So, call it the “Minneapolis Measuring Stick.”
The Saints used some serious grit to win a rematch against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night, 30-20, riding with two huge turnovers from the defense that was so embarrassed during their last visit to U.S. Bank Stadium in January for an NFC divisional playoff game.
There was no need for a miracle finish this time, but the Saints (6-1) at least proved that they can indeed win on the Vikings’ turf after dropping two games here in the past 13 months.
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Usually, the highlights for a Saints win are provided by Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara or Michael Thomas.
But on Sunday night, the signature plays came from the Saints defense. Marshon Lattimore set up a touchdown just before halftime with a 54-yard fumble return, then P.J. Williams picked off Kirk Cousins and raced 45 yards for a touchdown. ...
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