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Saints Will Raise Championship Banner in Front of Vikings

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I step out to lunch for thirty minutes at Camellia Grill and this is what happens!

By now I'm sure you've heard the news we all sort of expected: The Saints will open their season at home in a rematch against the team they sent packing in last years NFC Championship game, the Minnesota Vikings.

The news was announced during commissioner Roger Goodell's live chat this afternoon. Let's go to Star Tribune reporter Chip Scoggins with the announcement via Twitter...

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell just announced on live chat that Vikings will open season at New Orleans on Thursday, Sept. 9.

Does this get you pumped or what!? Let the trash talking...begin!

The only question that remains: Will Brett Favre be there?