Saints Vs. Vikings: Drew Brees Fumble Costly, But Comes Back With TD

The New Orleans Saints just continue to shoot themselves in the foot. On their previous drive, they almost were denied points after a holding penalty denied a big touchdown, but they ended up coming back to score. The drive before that, tight end Jimmy Graham fumbled after catching a pass from Drew Brees, which led to a Minnesota Vikings field goal and a 3-0 lead.

Now they've handed the Vikings some more points. Drew Brees fumbled the ball near mid-field and it was recovered by Everson Griffen, who picked it up at the 30 yard-line and took it to the 21. Minnesota looked to take advantage of the miscues with a touchdown, but after an incompletion and losses of six and four yards - an Adrian Peterson stuff and Christian Ponder sack - they settled for another field goal, a 49-yarder from Ryan Longwell.

Then it was Minnesota miscues that helped out the Saints. Minnesota was called for unnecessary roughness when Darren Sproles was hit out of bounds after a big gain. Then Marques Colston went deep to the end zone, and drew a pass interference penalty. This set them up at the one yard line, where Brees hit Graham for the short touchdown over the middle, putting them up 14-6.

For more on the Saints, check out Canal Street Chronicles. For more on the Vikings, check out Daily Norseman.

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