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Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield scored after recovering Gramatica's blocked kick in the first quarter and set up Minnesota's second TD with a forced fumble on a sack of Brees that he recovered at the New Orleans 5-yard line.
Minnesota cashed in when Chester Taylor threw a halfback pass to Visanthe Shiancoe, which gave Minnesota a 17-10 lead in the second quarter.
Longwell hit a 33-yard field goal late in the first half.
The Vikings defense proved too much to overcome for a Saints offense that already was hurting itself.
Brees was 26-of-46 for 330 yards but was intercepted twice, once on a tipped pass deep in Vikings territory and once on a desperation heave in the final seconds.
His lone touchdown pass went for 17 yards to Devery Henderson on the Saints' first series of the game.
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