3 Saints to praise after NFC South champs put 52 points on the Vikings

Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is defended by Minnesota Vikings free safety Anthony Harris (41) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 25, 2020; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) is defended by Minnesota Vikings free safety Anthony Harris (41) in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports /
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Demario Davis

With eight tackles, six of which were solo tackles, Davis thrived defensively. If we’re honest, when the Saints go back to work following their victory, their defensive tape won’t be anything to smile at. They gave up 33 points.

It came from a well-balanced Minnesota attack. Kirk Cousins had over 200 yards and Dalvin Cook went for over 70 yards on the ground.

The biggest part of that was the latter though. Cook had 73 yards on 15 carries. He was stuffed, and Davis’ athleticism and field knowledge should be given some of the credit for Cook not exploding as Kamara did.

Davis was all over the field, making impactful players throughout all parts of the game. Let’s not even mention that he captained the best part of the team’s Christmas Day victory — the postgame celebration.

The Saints defense has room to improve, and Dennis Allen should make sure they do just that. But, for now, we should praise Davis for what he did and look forward to what he’ll continue to do as the team moves into the postseason in the next few weeks.

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The Saints dominated the Vikings, and they’ll get another easy challenge with the Panthers in Week 17. Then, they’ll have to get back to the Big Easy and prepare for the most important part of the season to begin.

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