The game was played with a bit of lag. The Saints jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st quarter. The Vikings responded with 14 points of their own. The Saints scored 19 more points to secure the victory. Both teams had to deal with numerous injuries. What made the difference was the 5 INTs thrown by the Vikings QB 3 of which were picked off by off season acquisition A. Thomas. GG Vikings.