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Vikings escape New Orleans with victory

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Ryan Longwell's 30-yard field goal with 13 seconds left lifted the Minnesota Vikings to a 30-27 comeback victory over the New Orleans Saints on Monday night, spoiling a record-tying performance by Reggie Bush.

Bush returned two punts for touchdowns -- one 71 yards, one 64 -- as the Saints, who trailed by 10 points in the second quarter, took a 27-20 lead in the fourth quarter.

But Gus Frerotte led the Vikings (2-3) back into a tie with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian.

Martin Gramatica, who had a blocked field goal returned 59 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, missed a 46-yard attempt that could have given the Saints (2-3) the lead with two minutes left.

Berrian then drew a pass interference call on a deep throw, setting up the winning kick.

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