Saints to open 2017 at Minnesota on Monday Night Football

Likely to face defending champs N.E. in home opener Week 2

Kristian Garic
April 20, 2017 - 2:31 pm



I'm hearing the Saints will open the 2017 NFL season on the road in Week One against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football. The Vikings finished 8-8 last season. It will be the Saints first trip to the newly minted U.S. bank Stadium. The full schedule will be released tonight at 7:00 p.m.  

I find it pretty interesting that the Saints are opening the season in prime time, considering the team finished 7-9 last year. However, it just goes to show you the star power of having a Hall of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees, and how attractive that aspect is to the national networks. 

I'm also hearing the Saints will be at home for Week Two, but they'll have their work cut out for them: the Saints will host the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in their home opener.

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