It's Saturday afternoon, and we're still 1-0. SWEET! The players are off for a bit, so the pickings might get slim for news in the next few days. But do not worry your pretty little head. We'll be doing our best here at CSC to keep you stocked with content.
Today's F-D-L gets you more post-game reports, a bunch of videos, Payton's Friday press conference transcript, some pieces on the Labor Situation, a little Lagniappe, and as always, some fluffy tweets from the team.
It's going to be a long week-plus before we get to play again, so for now follow me to the next screen for the news and notes you've just got to have today...
WWLTV - nfl RT @NFLprguy: 57.2 million ppl watched all/or part of Vikes-Saints. most-watched opening wknd reg season game in 14 yrs. 27.5m ave audience
drewbrees Great team win last night against the Vikes. Have to say, the Who Dat chant to start the game was unbelievable! Greatest fans in the world
MalcolmJenkins Back in Columbus bout to hit the town.Let's go bucks!!! It feels good to be back in Buckeye country But I love living in the Who dat nation!
Pierre_Thomas maaaan it feels good to have a day off...just relaxing now
robyslyfe May GOD bless those who were affected by the events of September 11, 2001...
More Post-Game Reports and Columns
Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter give New Orleans Saints winning edge | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan Cornerbacks bring 'whole different dynamic' to defense.
New Orleans Saints' opening win sets tone for 2010 season | NOLA.com
Triplett - Sean Payton pleased with way team found ways to win.
Saints surprisingly scrape out win | Mike Rutsey | Toronto Sun
Winning ugly is something the New Orleans Saints never experienced in their storybook romp to the Super Bowl championship.
The Top Spin | Pierre Thomas, Vikings receivers offer Week 1 lessons - KansasCity.com
Herbie "The Love Bug" Trope - A fantasy football-focused look at the Saints opening win.
New Orleans Saints expected run-oriented approach from Minnesota Vikings | neworleans.com
B A-W. Friday mid-day Saints report.
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton not concerned about field goal woes Thursday night | NOLA.com
Varney - Although kicker Garrett Hartley went 0-for-2 Thursday night against the Vikings, New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said he is comfortable with Hartley's accomplishments and thus not overly worried about the matter.
Saints’ Payton has confidence in Hartley | wwltv.com | Eye on Black and Gold
Handwerger reports Payton's not kicking Hartley to the curb. Yet.
Friday Morning Quarterback | neworleanssaints.com
Saints escape win over Vikings relatively injury free | wwltv.com | Eye on the Saints
Handwerger's injury report.
Saints defense steals spotlight from highlight-reel offense - CBSSports.com
Prisco's article focuses on the "D." Includes a sidebar with Larry Holder's team grades for the game.
Defense may ultimately hold Saints' key to repeat title - Don Banks - SI.com
5 things that we can take to the bank (from the Banks) about Thursday's game.
Saints, Vikings use opener to make statement for players' union | neworleans.com
B A-W One side shouts "strike! strike! strike!" while the other shouts "lockout! lockout! lockout!" and we all lose. I'm officially worried about 2011.
New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees, Jon Stinchcomb weigh in on labor negotiations | NOLA.com
Varney - Health insurance a significant aspect of talks, they say. There will be no football in 2011. It's gonna be bad. I just can't shake this feeling.
Long weekend allows some New Orleans Saints players a chance to reconnect with college | NOLA.com
Varney - The New Orleans Saints aren't expected back in their Metairie headquarters until Tuesday morning, and Coach Sean Payton figured he knew how some might spend the time off.
B A-W. Check out the picture of Payton in passing motion at the top of the article. You'll see a hint of what might be some washboard abs peeking out.
5 Saints players featured as Sporting News all-star panel picks Top 100 NFL players
Dave Lawrence - Guess who our highest-ranked player is? Hint: it rhymes with "new trees."
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton looks back on Thursday night victory over Minnesota Vikings | NOLA.com
Transcript from Payton's Friday press conference. It wouldn't format correctly when I tried to paste it here, so you'll have to click the link to read his transcript.
V-Roll Roll Call
Saints Vlog: September 10 | neworleans.com
BA-W and Les East - report from Saints HQ on Friday. I couldn't find an embed code, so I just had to link to it.
|Sean Payton says improvement will come for the Saints|
Henderson's Commentary: Game wasn't what we thought it would be
transcript is here
|Balance was the key to the Saints offense|
|Sean Payton on the importance of the opening game|
|Saints reporters on the team's win against Minnesota|
|New Orleans Saints video: Jeff Duncan's 4-Minute Drill - 9/10/10|
|Tailgating with the Who Dat Nation: Minnesota Vikings-New Orleans Saints|
What was/is your reaction to the player's solidarity gesture prior to Thursday night's kickoff?
Good for them. I hope they stick it to those greedy owners. (56 votes)
Stupid move. Those greedy players just need to let the owners have their way. (4 votes)
Both sides just need to settle this before they alienate the fans and blow up the goose that's laying plenty of golden eggs for all those FAT CATS. (177 votes)
GAAAAA!!! Don't remind me of the labor impasse. I'm going to close my eyes and hope it goes away. (24 votes)
Solidarity gesture? What in the world are you talking about? (9 votes)
I thought the Vikings were trying to mess up Brees' new Who Dat pre-game cheer. (16 votes)
Other. Explain below. (4 votes)
290 total votes