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(Reuters) – New Orleans working again Alvin Kamara tied the Nationwide Soccer League (NFL) document for speeding touchdowns in a single sport when he crossed the road six instances within the Saints’ 52-33 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.
Kamara equalled the document of Ernie Nevers, who achieved the feat in 1929, with a three-yard run with lower than two minutes remaining within the blowout.
The 25-year-old completed with 155 yards speeding on 22 carries. He additionally had three receptions for 17 yards.
Kamara gave credit score to the Saints’ offensive line and the huge receivers for getting his facet into scoring place.
“The O-line did a terrific job. I did not really want to do an excessive amount of,” he stated. “The receivers did a terrific job setting the sting after which coming throughout and doing the soiled work.
“It simply feels good to have a kind of video games.
“I am not likely targeted on private targets and yards and stuff like that, so long as the crew has success, the private successes will come.”
Solely a tactical determination by coach Sean Payton stopped Kamara from presumably setting a brand new mark of seven speeding touchdowns.
The Saints have been main 38-27 on third and aim on the Minnesota one-yard line within the fourth quarter, and whereas Kamara was on the sidelines able to enter the fray Payton determined to run the play with out him.
Backup quarterback Taysom Hill scored on the one-yard run.
“I wasn’t frightened about it,” Kamara stated. “Taysom was like ‘my dangerous’ and I stated ‘don’t be concerned about it, it is all good, we’ll unfold the wealth’.
Kamara later added his sixth landing after a 41-yard catch by tight finish Adam Trautman had pushed the Saints all the way down to the three-yard line.
Kamara’s milestone was not the one one on the Superdome, with Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees changing into the primary participant to move for 80,000 profession yards.
Brees, who handed for 311 yards within the sport on 19-for-26, achieved the milestone when he related with Latavius Murray on a nine-yard completion early within the second half.
The victory additionally snared the NFC South division title for the Saints (11-4) for the fourth successive yr.
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