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The Vikings, meanwhile, looked crisp and explosive with a new pass-first offensive identity.
Tight end Kyle Rudolph added a touchdown reception in the second half for Minnesota (1-0).
As somewhat expected, though, Vikings fans gave Peterson an eh welcome in his return. Brees is a first ballot Hall of Famer and a reason to tune into the Saints on any given week, but even with his skills, the team has been.500 or worse for the last few years and I don't see that changing this season.
With Peterson on the opposite sideline in his New Orleans debut, Vikings rookie running back Dalvin Cook ran 22 times for 127 yards. Cook was selected with the No.41 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But he needs to be better this season for the Vikings to challenge the Packers for the division crown, and he looked improved in the season opener. He picked up two tackles in the win.
Peterson also noted that while the type of meniscus surgery he had typically requires about six months' rehabilitation, he spent $10,000 per week of his own money for special treatments that helped accelerate his recovery so that he could try to play late last season. Drew Brees returns under center for the Saints, and he'll need to lead his team's offense to the end zone with frequency if New Orleans is to rebound from its 7-9 2016 campaign.
The Broncos and Chargers also missed the postseason previous year.
That was when the Vikings' offense came to full fruition, as did Diggs' potential impact on a game, teased throughout his 2015 rookie season but less so last season.
The betting odds for the second part of the doubleheader are the same as the early contest.
Defensive end Brian Robison said it felt good to play together as a unit and execute well on situations they've been working on throughout the offseason. Minnesota were third in total defence a year ago, and were a top-three outfit against the pass too, with elite corner Xavier Rhodes and safety Harrison Smith a particularly imposing pair. Philip Rivers is back for a 14th season with the franchise, and his 2016 passer rating of 87.9 was his lowest since 2007.
His absence leaves the Vikings with one less cornerback to call upon Monday night, with Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes being listed as the starters on the team's unofficial depth chart.
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