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Matt Loede
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Matt Loede

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Saints will swarm Favre

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The Saints and Vikings will kickoff the season on Thursday night in what could be the most entertaining kickoff classic in the past few years.

The Saints have been partying since Super Bowl Sunday night, as they took home their first Lombardi trophy. They took care of the Vikings in the NFC title game, but only because the Vikings couldn't hold onto the football when they needed to the most.

Both team have issues as the opener closes in. First off, the Vikings will be without leading wide out Sidney Rice, and also have the migraine issue surrounding other wide out Percy Harvin.

Then there is the classic question - can Brett Favre do it again? He is still nursing a bum ankle, and he himself says that he may not be able to make it through the season. Here's one bet that this is really it for Favre, and his linemen are going to have to do one heck of a job for him to make it through the season.

The Saints will miss safety Darren Sharper, who will miss at least the first six games being on the PUP list. He was a huge playmaker last season, and it will be interesting to see if someone can pick up the slack for Sharper.

It will be high emotion at the Superdome, and the Super Bowl champs are the better team and will show it on Thursday night.

Look for a tight game with the Saints using the same all out attack gameplan on Brett Favre like in January, and for them to come out with a close win.

Saints 24 Vikings 21

By Matt Loede  |  September 7, 2010; 10:24 AM ET  | Category:  Minnesota Vikings , NFL , New Orleans Saints Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Matt,
You're an idiot. The Vikings are the better team and are gonna dominate the Saints. I'm hoping we destroy your precious little Drew Brees. Without him, the Saints are done for. It's as simple as that.

Posted by: hi_brent3 | September 7, 2010 12:00 PM

I used to feel sorry for the Saints when they had their horrendous teams of the past and for living in such a vulgar place (crime, poverty, urine and vomit in the streets), now I just hate them for being the dirtiest team in Football.

The Vikings dominated the Saints in last years NFC Championship game, but had too many turnovers. That in combination with the Saints dirty play and cheap shots on Favre were the difference.

Posted by: shomann | September 7, 2010 1:16 PM

GO SAINTS!

Posted by: Blarney | September 9, 2010 9:57 AM

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