Vikings Plummet To 2-12 After Loss To Saints

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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Jed Collins #45 of the New Orleans Saints ties up Erin Henderson #50 of the Minnesota Vikings as Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball around them during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
(L-R) New Orleans Saints owners Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc greet fans during the preggame against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Robert Meachem #17 of the New Orleans Saints pulls in a pass while Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings tries to get to him at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Thomas Morstead #6 of the New Orleans Saints kicks the ball against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints
Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints on the sidelines against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints carries the ball for a gain while Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings pushes him out of bounds at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings
E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to disrupt the pass on Marques Colston #12 of the New Orleans Saints at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints hands the ball to Chris Ivory #29 during the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings
Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings scrambles with the ball during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
The New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings line up against each other in the first quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings
Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings pumps up the crowd during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings
Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball after a missed snap by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings
Christian Ponder #7 of the Minnesota Vikings looks to pass the ball against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Patrick Robinson #21 of the New Orleans Saints attempts to block a field goal kicked by Ryan Longwell #8 of the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings
Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings runs with the ball after a missed snap by Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
(L-R) Minnesota Vikings Remi Ayodele #92, Brian Robison #96, Jared Allen #69 and Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings await pregame introductions against the New Orleans Saints at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
(L-R) Drew Brees #9 celebrates a touchdown with Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints against the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints pulls in a touchdown over Jamarca Sanford #33 of the Minnesota Vikings at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 18, 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Drew Brees #9 and Brian De La Puente #60 of the New Orleans Saints calls a play at the line of scrimmage against the Minnesota Vikings in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings
Everson Griffen #97 of the Minnesota Vikings recovers the ball after the New Orleans Saints attempt an onside kick during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings
Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings breaks up a pass intended for Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints in the end zone during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Darren Sproles #43 and Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrate a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings
Benny Sapp #22 of the Minnesota Vikings celebrates breaking up a pass that would have been a touchdown for the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown as Erin Henderson #50 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints brings down Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings as the ball crosses the goal line for a touchdown in the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings
Joe Webb #14 of the Minnesota Vikings is tackled by Cameron Jordan #94 and Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Lorenzo Booker #27 of the Minnesota Vikings
Lorenzo Booker #27 of the Minnesota Vikings congratulates Toby Gerhart #32 of the Minnesota Vikings on a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Eric Frampton #37 of the Minnesota Vikings
Eric Frampton #37 of the Minnesota Vikings brings down Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings
E.J. Henderson #56 of the Minnesota Vikings tackles Pierre Thomas #23 of the New Orleans Saints during the second quarter on December 18, 2011 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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