The Vikings' 14-9 loss to the Saints is in the books.
We learned that the Vikings need a go-to receiver, and are a little thin in the defensive backfield.
This should have been no surprise to anyone, as this was a given going into the season opener against New Orleans.
The Vikings' defense played well enough to win, allowing the highest scoring offense over the past two seasons, only one touchdown per half—one rushing, and surprising only one passing.
Minnesota was only one big play from defeating the Saints, an interception returned for a score, or Adrian Peterson breaking clear and taking one from 40 yards.
With the home opener for the Vikings this Sunday, here are 10 things to watch for as they take on the Miami Dolphins.