Quarterback Andy Dalton made his first start for the Saints and was 20 of 28 for 236 yards with a touchdown. He lost a fumble on a sack streak late in the first half. Punt returner Deonty Harty also lost a fumble in the third quarter.
Latavius Murray led the Saints with 57 yards on 11 carries and Chris Olave was the leading receiver with four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown. The Saints defense registered three sacks from Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins and safety bully Mathieu made his first interception as a Saint.
Receiver Justin Jefferson led the Vikings with 10 catches for 147 yards while Cousins was 25 of 38 for 273 yards with a touchdown and the interception.
The Saints played without four starters on offense: quarterback Jameis Winston, receiver Michael Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara and left guard Andrus Peat.
Lutz’s 60-yard field goal tie is the second-longest in Saints history, matching a 60-yard kick by Morten Andersen against Chicago in 1991. The longest is Tom Dempsey’s then-NFL-record 63-yard kick v Detroit on November 8, 1970 The Saints are now 2-1 in games in London.
The Saints return against the Seattle Seahawks at the Caesars Superdome on Sunday, October 9.
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