Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints paid Minnesota back for their last-second loss in the playoffs last season, using two key turnovers, including a 45-yard interception return by P.J. Williams, to fuel a 30-20 victory over the Vikings on Sunday night.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) celebrates after catching a 1-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Alvin Kamara had two touchdowns and Will Lutz made three field goals for the Saints (6-1), who needed only 120 passing yards by Brees to beat the Vikings (4-3-1) this time with far less tension down the final stretch.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is tackled by New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is tackled by New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport (92) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) celebrates with teammate Demario Davis (56) after breaking up a fourth-down pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (23) celebrates with teammate Demario Davis (56) after breaking up a fourth-down pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Stefon Diggs had 119 receiving yards and a score in his curtain call after the “Minneapolis Miracle” catch in the NFC divisional round in January, but he stopped his drag route in a miscommunication with quarterback Kirk Cousins right before Williams picked the ball off for the pivotal third-quarter touchdown.

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass over New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor (57) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass over New Orleans Saints defensive end Alex Okafor (57) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Adam Thielen had another record-setting performance for the Vikings with 103 yards and a score, but his red-zone fumble in the second quarter was returned 54 yards by Marshon Lattimore to set up the go-ahead touchdown for the Saints.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a pass in front of New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams, rear, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) scores on a 1-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Minnesota Vikings running back Latavius Murray (25) scores on a 1-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a pass over New Orleans Saints cornerback P.J. Williams, left, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Source: The Associated Press

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