Alvin Kamara ties 91-year old record with 6 touchdowns in a single game

John Sigler
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Merry Christmas, Alvin Kamara. The New Orleans Saints running back hit the end zone six times in Friday’s Week 16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. That ties a record that predates the NFL-AFL merger, stretching back to 1929 — when Ernie Nevers scored six times for the Chicago Cardinals. NFL legends Gayle Sayers and Dub Jones also hit the half-dozen mark over the years, putting Kamara in the rarest of company.

It fueled the Saints to a 52-33 final score, the most points the Vikings have allowed in a game since 1963. Yeah, not too shabby.

Kamara finished the day with 22 carries for 155 rushing yards, a clip of 7.0 yards per attempt. He also went 3-for-5 as a receiver, gaining another 17 yards through the air. A just-off-the-mark pass from Drew Brees bounced off his hands in the red zone, taking away what could have been a seventh score.

So he’ll just have to settle for six. I’m sure he’ll be upset about that going into the long break before Week 17’s regular season finale.

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