If you’re looking for a great way to kick off your NFL season then maybe you should try Vikings vs Saints tickets. This matchup has to be the most highly anticipated rematch of the last couple of years. Flash back to last season as the Vikings and Saints met in the Louisiana superdome. All season long the Minnesota Vikings were among the NFL elite, with a rejuvenated Brett Favre making the crucial difference in key moments. All season long the New Orleans Saints seemed a team of destiny, running out to 13-0 and destroying Kurt Warner and the Arizona Cardinals in the divisional game of the NFL Playoffs.
Something had to give. In this case it was the Vikings, as the Saints forced five turnovers and pressured a badlt beaten Brett Favre into a crucial interception that allowed New Orleans to win in overtime. During the offseason Vikings fans wailed about everything from poor officiating to an NFL post-Katrina conspiracy. Make no mistake, the Minnesota Vikings are coming to the Superdome looking for a measure of revenge. They’ve got Favre back. Unfortunately Sidney Rice is out and Percy Harvin is a big question mark. Minnesota is going to trying to work in new receivers and depend on Adrian Peterson to keep the opportunistic Saints defense at bay.
The New Orleans Saints meanwhile, will be missing Darren Sharper, a thief of epic proportions. A re-tooled defensive line, designed to stop the run, hasn’t been great in the pre-season. But Drew Brees and the mega-offense of the Saints could possibly be even better than 2009. It’s going to be a great way to open a season.Eric Drouant