With the thirteenth Sunday of the NFL season over, these three teams put on the most impressive performances of week 13. The Minnesota Vikings edged out the Atlanta Falcons in an impressive road win, the New Orleans Saints defeated their divisional rivals to move into first place, and the Seattle Seahawks defeated the best team in the league on Sunday night.

Minnesota Vikings

Yesterday, the Minnesota Vikings faced arguably the toughest challenge since they started their seven-game winning streak by going on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons. The game would prove to be a defensive struggle, with Minnesota finally getting on the board early in the second quarter to take a 7-3 lead on a two-yard touchdown pass to Jerick McKinnon.

However, the Falcons made a field goal to cut their lead to 7-6 before halftime. Atlanta added another field goal to take the lead in the third quarter, as they held Minnesota scoreless. The Vikings then finished their long drive, scoring on a six-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Rudolph to take the lead 14-9.

The Vikings' defense then made the Falcons go three and out and Minnesota's offense did the same. Minnesota then held Atlanta to a field goal, which they missed, and the Vikings' offense ran out the last 5 minutes left in the game to cap off their eighth consecutive victory.

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints faced a tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers, with the winner of this game coming out with the lead in the highly contested NFC South.

New Orleans raced out to a 21-7 lead but Carolina scored just after the two-minute warning to make it 21-14 at halftime.

In the second half, the Saints scored ten points and could have had more if not for a missed field goal.

Meanwhile, their defense came up big in the second half, and by the time the Panthers scored it was too late, as the Saints recovered the onside kick and ran the clock out to win 31-21.

Seattle Seahawks

Last night, the Seattle Seahawks faced-off against the best team in the league in the Philadelphia Eagles.

In the first half, they shut down the Eagles' high-powered offense, which had been averaging the most points in the NFL, holding them to only three points. Meanwhile, they scored twice to take a 10-3 lead at halftime.

While the Eagles would finally score a touchdown in the second half, the Seahawks locked them otherwise.

Their other four offensive drives ended with two turnovers and two turnovers on downs. Meanwhile, Seattle added two more touchdowns to come out with a 24-10 victory.