It was a Christmas feast like no other for Saints running back Alvin Kamara. In their 52-33 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans clinched their fourth straight NFC South title, but Kamara would steal Christmas.
Kamara rushed 22 times for a career-high 155yards. His six scores from the run game eliminated the Vikings from the playoffs and broke or tied six different records.
Adding the big performance to his career-year, Kamara has 16 rushing touchdowns and 21 total single-season touchdowns. There cords that have now been broken and tied include:
● Saints single-season rushing touchdowns - breaks Kamara’s previous record of 14 (2018).
● Saints total single-season touchdowns - breaks the previous record of 18, set by Kamara (2018) and Dalton Hillard (1989).
● Saints single-game rushing touchdowns - six rushing scores breaks the previous record of three, jointly held by Reggie Bush (2006), Mark Ingram (2017), and Kamara (2018).
● Saints single-game touchdowns -previous best was four.
● Ties NFL record for touchdowns in a game - Ernie Nevers (1929), Dub Jones (1951), and Gale Sayers (1965).
On top of all that, Kamara is the first player since the merger to score six rushing touchdowns.