Vikings Could Open Season With Saints Rematch


The NFL has started a nice tradition by featuring the defending Super Bowl champions on the season’s opening night.  This year, that game will be played on September 9, and will – obviously – involve the New Orleans Saints.

What we don’t know is who the Saints will be matched up with in that game.  According to Mike Florio, who would know such a thing because he is a football blogging genius, the potential other teams for that game are the Falcons, Panthers, Bucs, Seahawks, Rams, Browns, Steelers and Vikings.

Because the NFL enjoys creating big-hype match-ups for its opening night, the logical choice among those 8 would be the Vikings.  The second choice would be the Vikings.  And the third choice would be the Vikings.

That makes it almost a lock that the Vikings will be playing the Saints on opening night, in the Superdome, the site of their latest NFC Championship Game belly-flop.

Of course, this match-up becomes slightly less intriguing if Sage Rosenfels is starting for the Vikes instead of Brett Favre.  Maybe the league could offer Brett a piece of the gate in exchange for his assurance that he will suit up.

Hell, maybe the league should just offer Brett a piece of the league.  Better yet, maybe ESPN should offer Brett a piece of ESPN.  How much money do you think they’ve made off him the last couple of years?

I don’t even bother watching ESPN to keep up on Brett’s status anymore.  We’ll know he has retired when CNN reports on the tragic mass-suicide at Bristol.

Tags: Brett Favre Espn Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints Sage Rosenfels

  • SH28

    Danzinski doesn’t have to worry about committing suicide at Bristol because he is already brain dead.

  • david

    Why do people continue to plug Sage in after Favre? If, and I do mean if, Favre does not return Jackson is still the next best QB the Vikings have.

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  • Mike

    Yahoo Sports is reporting today that “If Saints versus Vikings opens 2010, Drew Brees will be the hunted.” The Vikings would be a rematch of the most-watched non-Super Bowl in television history. MJD says “If that game happens to include Brett Favre, I’d say the Vikings are a lock” to play the Saints for the season opener.

    Even if there’s no Favre, a couple of Vikings are already talking about how they should have, or will in the future, pummel Brees. First, defensive end Ray Edwards, then tight end Visanthe Shiancoe. It’s not quite Bounty Bowl stuff, but it’s not that far away, either.

    I can’t wait to see the Vikings D flatten little Drew Brees like he is a cartoon character, crunching his bones and turning him into a purple grape. Even at the risk of losing, I would throw the Saints ultimate fighter T-Jack as a sacrificial lamb and then proceed to end the season for Drew Brees, regardless of penalties or fines.

  • Gene

    Why is Sage Rosenfels on our active roster?…but anyway whether it be the Season opener or any other week I will be in the house and I hope we put it on the Saints and their precious little “Breesus” gets some sense knocked into him. I don’t care about fines or penalties just knock some sense into their percious little “Breesus.”

  • SH28

    Mel Kiper thinks the Vikings will draft with the 30th pick either Maurkice Pouncey, the center-guard out of Florida, or a cornerback from Devin McCourty out of Rutgers or Patrick Robison out of Florida State.

    I would think the choice would depend on the recovery of Winfield and Griffen from injury, and whether they can resign Sapp, because they could be in real trouble at corner, where they haven’t been strong to begin with.

  • SH28

    I guess if the best athletes available happen to be all WRs, the Vikings can just play them at cornerback.

    Come on, that is just an ideal that teams take the best athlete. Teams always take into consideration positional needs.

    And Kiper is right, the Vikings may need cornerbacks.

  • SH28

    I’ll believe Mel Kiper over Joe Blow anyday. For example, the Vikings drafted both slot WR Percy Harvin and right guard Phil Loadholt to start and they did.

  • SH28

    Mel Kiper with all of his faults, still beats Joe Blow, who has proven what a moron he is with all of this crap.