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Saints vs. Vikings: Monday Night Football open thread

The Saints and Vikings meet for Week 1! Come hang out and enjoy!

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

It’s here. The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings are ready to do battle in Week 1 as part of a Monday Night Football double-header on ESPN. The game is nationally televised, and will also be available on WDSU locally.

Adrian Peterson returns to play against his former squad, as the Saints look to win their first season opener since 2013. The stage is set, Sean Payton’s squad are 3-point underdogs, and all eyes shift to the defense in this game.

Among the things we’ll be watching for include the Saints offensive line against the Vikings pass rush, how Michael Thomas plays as the featured wide receiver, how much of a factor Marshon Lattimore will be, and what kind of workload Alvin Kamara gets in his rookie debut.

Week 1 closes out with the second game tonight featuring the Los Angeles Chargers visiting the Denver Broncos, and we’ll have a live thread for it as well.