After returning from "retirement", Favre returns for his 20th NFL season. He underwent surgery on his left ankle, and it'll be interesting to see how he handles the aggressive Saints defense.
Also watch out for how the Saints offensive line handles the Vikings defensive line, and how Darren Sharper as well as Sidney Rice's injury affects their respective teams.
In New Orleans, the Saints fans are still celebrating their Super Bowl XLIV victory and will surely be ecstatic when the team raises their championship banner today.
In addition, before the game, Drew Brees will lead the Saints' famous "Who Dat" cheer.
On a side note, in order to celebrate the festivities, the Dave Matthews Band and Taylor Swift will perform a pre-game concert at 7:30 P.M. EDT.
Overall, it's a great way to start the season off with a bang.
The game's schedules kickoff time is Thursday night, September 9th at 8:30 P.M. EDT on channel NBC.
I predict the Saints to win this game 27-24.