“Dashing through the snow,” might be a famous line in the hit Christmas song “Jingle Bells,” but New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara might have forced our hand in creating a rewrite for the famous holiday jam. The fourth-year running back dismantled the Vikings for 155 yards on 22 carries and six touchdowns.
Nope, that’s not an error, Kamara found paydirt a record six times. A record that ties the mark set by Ernie Nevers of the Chicago Cardinals back in 1929.
The dynamic performance from Kamara helped lift his Saints to a 52-33 victory over the Vikings and a fourth straight NFC South title on Christmas Day.
According to ESPN, Nevers record was tied for one of the league’s longest-standing personal achievements.
"It's crazy. The O-line did a great job; I really didn't have to do too much. And the receivers did a great job setting the edge and coming across and doing the dirty work," Kamara told ESPN.
"It just feels good to have one of those days, just for the team, just for offensive morale. Like I always say, I'm not focused on personal goals and yards and stuff like that. As long as the team has success, then personal success will come."
Another record was broken in the NFC South as Tom Brady enjoyed a record-setting performance in Saturday’s 47-7 victory against the Detroit Lions.
The future hall-of-fame quarterback’s second touchdown throw in Saturday’s win marked his 34th touchdown pass of the season for the Buccaneers, a new franchise mark for touchdowns in a season. Former Bucs starter and current Saints backup Jameis Winston set the previous record of 33 last season.
Brady’s season-best is 50 touchdowns and he won’t make that mark before the end of the year, but it shows that he is helping Tampa Bay take steps in the right direction. He also made history by just stepping onto the field. During Saturday’s 47-7 win, he because the fourth non-specialist to suit up in 300 NFL games.