The defending Super Bowl champs were able to hold off a Vikings squad looking for revenge after suffering a crushing overtime loss in the 2009 NFC Championship game, winning the 2010 season opener 14-9. Vikings QB
The game didn’t start out the way the Vikings wanted with the Saints offense quickly driving down the field in just 5 plays for the game’s 1st TD. New Orleans controlled most of the 1st quarter with 6 first downs compared to Minnesota’s 1. Saints QB Drew Brees was sacked once by DT
Favre and Co. managed to put together 2 drives in the 2nd quarter that resulted in points. The first drive lasted 9:25 on 16 plays for 66 yards capped off by a 41-yard field goal from K
The 3rd quarter proved to be the turning point in the game as the Vikings defense couldn’t stop the Saints rushing attack. New Orleans put together an 11-play, 74-yard drive that resulted in a 1-yard TD run from RB Pierre Thomas. The series lasted 6:43 and ended up being the game winner.
The Vikings now have 9 days of rest until their home opener at Mall of America Field against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 19. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. CST.