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Associated Press Minnesota Vikings' cornerback Benny Sapp, left, breaks up a pass intended for New Orleans Saints' wide receiver Robert Meachem during the second half Sunday in Minneapolis.

Saints Brees past Vikings


By Jon Krawczynski

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS -- The way Drew Brees is playing as the heart and soul of the New Orleans Saints, nothing is safe.

Not Dan Marino's single-season passing record, not Aaron Rodgers' presumed MVP award, and perhaps not even the label for best team in the NFC.

Brees threw for 412 yards and five touchdowns to lead the surging Saints to their sixth win in a row, 42-20 over the free-falling Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

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