Vikings-Saints Live Score Updates: London Game, Week 4 – Sports Illustrated

  • October 3, 2022

It's football time across the pond.
The Vikings and Saints are in London for the NFL's first international series game of the year, this one being played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The 2-1 Vikings are looking to win their second straight, while the 1-2 Saints are hoping to snap a two-game losing streak.
New Orleans is dealing with some major injuries. They're without four starters on offense, including some of their biggest stars: QB Jameis Winston, RB Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas, and LG Andrus Peat. Those players will be replaced by Andy Dalton, Mark Ingram, Jarvis Landry/Chris Olave, and Calvin Throckmorton, respectively. Starting safety Marcus Maye is also out.
Kamara's absence was a bit of a Sunday morning surprise, as he was listed as questionable with a ribs injury and played last week. The other four were ruled out back on Friday.
For the Vikings, outside linebacker Za'Darius Smith is playing despite being questionable with a knee injury. Dalvin Cook and Harrison Smith are also good to go.
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Check out the recap here.
0:00 — Lutz nearly made another one from 60 yards out, but it double doinked. Off the upright and then the crossbar. Vikings survive and move to 3-1.
Vikings 28, Saints 25
0:24 — Greg Joseph puts the Vikings back on top with a 47-yarder, his fifth field goal of the day. That'll make up for the missed extra point.
Vikings 25, Saints 25
1:51 — Saints kicker Wil Lutz ties it with a 60-yard field goal. Wow.
Vikings 25, Saints 22
4:15 — The Vikings take back the lead. A couple iffy penalties help them move the ball into the low red zone, and Jefferson scores on an end-around. His first career rushing TD. Joseph misses the extra point, though, which could be big.
Saints 22, Vikings 19
9:29 — Just like that, the Saints have taken their first lead. They rip off another easy 75-yard touchdown drive, capping it with a Taysom Hill rushing touchdown and Andy Dalton hitting a wide-open Jarvis Landry for the two-point conversion. The Vikings' defense has been terrible over these last two possessions, and now the pressure is on their offense.
Vikings 19, Saints 14
14:14 — Greg Joseph's fourth field goal of the day extends the Vikings' lead, but their offense has been highly disappointing since the opening drive. Two penalties ruined that possession. The Saints can take the lead with a touchdown.
2:00 — Fake punt! Ryan Wright hits Jalen Nailor on fourth down to move the chains. Gutsy call and great execution.
Vikings 16, Saints 14
3:49 — The Saints are right back in it. The Vikings left the door open for them, and they've made it interesting. Latavius Murray gets in for a touchdown to cap a 78-yard drive.
Vikings 16, Saints 7
9:23 — Another disappointing red zone trip for the Vikings. After a 40-yard pass to Jefferson gets them down to the 3, a delay of game and three failed plays forces them to settle for another field goal.
12:08 — The Vikings get another big turnover. Kris Boyd forces and recovers a fumble on a punt return by Deonte Harty. Josh Metellus was in on the tackle as well.
Halftime: Vikings 13, Saints 7
0:00 — After a Dalvin Tomlinson strip sack was recovered by Harrison Phillips, the Vikings add another Greg Joseph field goal to their lead.
Vikings 10, Saints 7
1:04 — Vikings TE Johnny Mundt just had a sure first down go right through his hands in the red zone. That might've cost them four points. They still retake the lead with a short field goal.
3:42 — A great tackle by Chandon Sullivan on third down gets the Vikings the ball back with good field position. Their previous drive ended with another Saints sack.
Vikings 7, Saints 7
8:57 — The Saints respond with an Andy Dalton touchdown pass to rookie Chris Olave. Impressive drive by New Orleans to tie the game.
0:16 — Cousins throws an interception to Tyrann Mathieu on the second play of the Vikings' drive. The veteran safety jumped Irv Smith Jr.'s route and Cousins' throw went right to him.
0:54 — Jalen Reagor just had a nice punt return, but it comes at a cost. Vikings rookie safety Lewis Cine was injured on the play and was carted off with what looked like a knee injury. Awful news.
2:35 — After a penalty-aided Saints three and out, the Vikings started to put a drive together but it stalled near midfield when Cousins was sacked.
Vikings 7, Saints 0
8:12 — The Vikings strike first in London with Kirk Cousins hitting Alexander Mattison on a screen pass for the touchdown. After an offensive pass interference call set up third and goal from the 15, Kevin O'Connell made a great call to get the ball to Mattison. Christian Darrisaw delivered one of the big blocks on the play. What an opening drive.