Saints' Kamara equals NFL touchdown record

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New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara has tied the NFL record for rushing touchdowns in a single game, crossing the line six times in the Saints' 52-33 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Friday.

Kamara equalled the record of Ernie Nevers, who achieved the feat in 1929, with a three-yard run with less than two minutes remaining in the blowout.

The 25-year-old finished with 155 yards rushing on 22 carries. He also had three receptions for 17 yards.

Speaking on the sideines after the game, Kamara gave credit to the Saints' offensive line.

"The O-line did a great job. I didn't really need to do too much," he said. "The receivers did a great job setting the edge and then coming across and doing the dirty work.

"It just feels good to have one of those games.

"I'm not really focused on personal goals and yards and stuff like that, as long as the team has success, the personal successes will come."

Kamara's milestone was not the only one at the Superdome, with Saints' quarterback Drew Brees becoming the first player to pass for 80,000 career yards.

Brees, who passed for 311 yards in the game on 19-for-26, achieved the milestone when he connected with Latavius Murray on a nine-yard completion early in the second half.

The victory also snared the NFC South division title for the Saints (11-4) for the fourth successive year.