The NFL season is finally upon us. No more training camp and preseason games. It's time for some real football.
The Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints will open the regular season tonight in the highly anticipated rematch of the NFC Championship Game.
The Saints won that game in overtime, 31-28.
New Orleans will unveil their first Super Bowl banner in front of their charged up home crowd. But while the NFL's opening game of the regular season is usually all about the defending Super Bowl champs, Brett Favre and the Vikings have stolen some of the headlines.
How will Favre's ankle affect his play?
Who will step up at receiver for the Vikings who are missing Sidney Rice?
How much more will Minnesota Brad Childress whine and complain about how hard Favre was hit in a game that was played nearly eight months ago?
All of this is taking away from the Saints who are well-deserving in their privilege to host the league's opening game.
Here are 1p reasons the Saints will beat the Vikings and begin the year 1-0.