Everyone was impressed at Alvin Kamara’s massive first half but usually when someone has a big first half, they tend to slow down in the second half. Either because their team wants to give the ball to other players or the opposing team makes halftime adjustments, usually someone isn’t able to replicate the momentum they recently had.

That wasn’t the case with Alvin Kamara, who backed up his three TD first half with a three TD second half, tying the record for most rushing touchdowns in a single game that was set by Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals in 1929 and the first to have six TD’s (rushing/receiving/return) since Gale Sayers in 1965.

Kamara’s fourth TD came close to the end of the third quarter. What seemed to work in the first half, Kamara simply ran up the middle and got the six yard score.

It was more of the same for Kamara’s fifth TD but at least the Vikings got a couple good hits on Kamara before he scampered in for the score.

Kamara’s record tying TD was arguably his toughest. Instead of finding open space in front of him, Kamara entered a crowd of Vikings defenders looking to take him down. Despite the space closing, Kamara powered through and maneuvered his way into the end zone.

On top of the six touchdowns, Kamara ended the game with 155 rushing yards in the Saints’ 52-33 victory. With Drew Brees back, even though he may not yet be 100 percent, he and the team are going to be difficult to face in the playoffs.

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