7 biggest takeaways from the Vikings win over the Saints in Week 4

(Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Ryan Wright and Greg Joseph
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What did we learn about the Minnesota Vikings after they escaped London with a clutch victory over the New Orleans Saints in Week 4?

For the second week in a row, the Minnesota Vikings pulled out a victory in the final seconds, and this time their win came over the hated New Orleans Saints in a Week 4 matchup over in London, England.

Unlike last weekend’s victory over the Detroit Lions, the Vikings were in control for most of the contest against the Saints. Minnesota didn’t trail New Orleans until there were less than 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, and after that scoring drive, the Vikings outscored the Saints 9-3 during the rest of the matchup.

With the win on Sunday, Minnesota still has control of first place in the NFC North, and they’re 3-1 after their first four games for the first time since the 2012 season.

Four weeks into the Vikings’ first year with Kevin O’Connell as their head coach, things have turned out better than most probably thought they would.

Sunday’s victory over New Orleans wasn’t easy by any means, but what did we learn about Minnesota during their successful trip to London?