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GMA Morning Sports: Monday, January 15, 2018

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KATC sports reporter Seth Lewis gives us a recap of the Saints heart-attack inducing game and loss to the Minnesota Vikings, plus other sports news and events happening for Monday, January 15, 2018.

The New Orleans Saints

If you're a Saints fan, we just have to resign to hug it out and get through the team's devastating loss to the Minnesota Vikings together.

This loss was as tough as it gets to end a season. Not only because of the finish, but what it took to for the Saints to get to that moment.

Saying the saints had a bad start to the game would be putting it lightly. In all 3 phases, the Vikings looked better. Already down 10-0 in the 1st, Drew Brees is intercepted by Andrew Sendejo around midfield. That would set up Minnesota in the 2nd with a goal line dive by Latavius Murray. The Vikings made the lead 17-0.

The saints cut it to 17-7 at halftime, but for close to 3 quarters the vikings continued to dominate. That is, until the late 3rd when Case Keenum throws it up and Marcus Williams grabs it. The Who Dats look to finally be back in business.

In the 4th, Brees finds Michael Thomas for his 2nd touchdown of the day. The pass was ann easy pitch and catch between the two pro bowlers. New Orleans, by this time, were only down three. 

Later in the 4th, George Johnson comes up with a big block giving the Saints great field position. That leads Brees to connect with Alvin Kamara on the beautiful wheel route, putting the Saints to a 21-20 lead.

Under two minutes, Keenum kinda lobs it up, but Adam Thielen finds a way to grab it with a defender on his back. That sets up a 53 yard field goal to give the Vikings a 23-21 lead.

With under a minute left on a 4th down, Brees connects with Willie Snead for the 1st down. 

In field goal range, Luts sets it up from 43 yards out and is money. Saints take the lead 24-23 with under 30 seconds remaining in the game. 

The Vikings would have to spend their one time out so you're just trying to avoid a penalty or big play, but Marcus Williams whiffs on a tackle of Stefon Diggs, and the rest is history.

Misery in Minnesota.

The saints fall 29 to 24.

The comeback from 17-0 would've been the second biggest comeback in playoff history behind the falcons collapse in the Super Bowl last year.

Now the Black and Gold can only reflect on what could've been.

UL Lafayette Basketball

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Tonight at 10 KATC Sports will have a preview of Sunday's that game from the Purple and Gold perspective with Vikings beat reporter for zonecoverage.com Sam Ekstrom.

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