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Monday Night Football Open Thread: Saints vs. Vikings

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The first of two Monday Night contests features an explosive offense and a stifling defense.

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Minnesota Vikings Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Greetings, Raider fans! There are two more games to be played before we put Week 1 in the books. First up is the Adrian Peterson Bowl between the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints.

The Vikings elected not to re-sign Peterson to a contract this offseason and the Saints scooped him up, which seems a puzzling choice considering the Saints have Mark Ingram and no running plays in their playbook. We’ll see what, if anything, Peterson has left in the tank.

Minnesota’s excellent defense will be tested against Drew Brees and the shameless Saints offense. Brees, despite losing top target Brandin Cooks, still has Michael Thomas and will probably throw upwards of 40 passes.