Saints win NFL opener
Vikings lose in New Orleans again
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Drew Brees and the Saints extended New
Orleans' post-Super Bowl euphoria for at least another week and
handed Brett Favre a second straight loss in the Louisiana
Brees completed 27 of 36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown,
and the Saints survived a hard-fought season opener for a 14-9
victory Thursday night.
It wasn't the most spectacular way to open a title defense,
considering it was a rematch of the riveting 2009 NFC title game
last January, in which the Saints took an overtime win to advance
to their first Super Bowl.
It was the lowest-scoring victory of the Sean Payton era, which
began in 2006. Still, the Saints will take it, considering their
defense limited Favre to 171 yards passing and one score.
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