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Goodell Makes It Official: Vikings @ Saints To Begin 2010

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 20, 2010 – 12:34 pm

In our previous entry we tried to imagine a scenario in which the Vikings weren’t selected to play the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, September 9 to open up the 2010 regular season schedule.

We couldn’t do it.

And the NFL agreed. Commissioner Roger Goodell said today during his live chat on NFL.com that the Vikings and Saints will indeed open the NFL season in what will be a rematch of the 2009 NFC Championship Game.

The rest of the 2010 regular-season schedule will be released this evening at 6:00 p.m. CT on NFL Network, NFL.com and right here on vikings.com.


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59 Responses to “Goodell Makes It Official: Vikings @ Saints To Begin 2010”

  1. By meswant on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Sweet!!! you just know that is what Favre was waiting for!! now he will come back for another season!!! Lets just hope there will be new refs who will not let all the cheap shots go uncalled. We will for sure win!!!!!!

  2. By ZARAGOZA44 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    lets do this….vikings winning all the way!

  3. By GoSaintsGo! on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Come on done to NOLA for another beating

  4. By viking girl on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Bring it on Saints, who will be the ‘aints!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fair game….right ending THIS time!!! Cant beat the refs, team and media!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SKOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By vikes2010 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    GoSaintsGo! you wish your team actually beat us. the only place you won was on the scoreboard because of a horrible throw and some bogus penalties in the overtime session. what until september when we embarass the superbowl champs in their home stadium

  6. By HeadHunter34 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Is that the day the “Taints” get their Toliet Bowl rings? If that is the case, the NFL is allowing them to play in the 1st game of the season because they know who the better team was last year. A late BS pass interference call was the demise of the great Vikings. This year, is Minnesota’s year! Were going to have a revamped D that is going to be scary and Favre can retire with his second ring and solidify his spot in the HOF wearing the purple and gold. SKOL VIKINGS!

  7. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Please don’t retire just yet Brett!!! Come on back so the Saints D can finish what they started in the NFC Championship game and send you into retirement the way you should go into retirement, with your PANTS ON THE GROUND!!!

  8. By peterlive on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    new refs?…cheap shots?…wah-wah…still crying huh…come on down..come on down…we’ll put farves pants back on the ground…by the way..i got a copy of the championship game..wanna watch it over ,and over again?..hint….it ends the same way each time…….hahahahah

  9. By Swagfosho on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    aight big baby im feelin dis lets get rid of the demons early cant wait bro

  10. By J-dub on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Yall actually getting amped up for a “revenge” game to start the season. Umm, it will have a lot LESS on the line this time but with the banner being raised in the Dome there’s NO way the Black and Gold (won the Super Bowl) won’t prevail!

  11. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    LOL vikes2010…Ummmm the last time I looked the scoreboard is where it actually counts. Geez you folks are starting to sound like the old Aint’s fans, making excuses and crying all the time. Come on down for the game and take a look at the real Lomabardi Trophy since Minnesota doesn’t have one after 4 tries…..

  12. By Swag4Lyfe on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    SAINTS FANS ARE NOTHING BUT CLUELESS HOMERS THEY DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT FOOTBALL MAN ITS A JOKE……….I HOPE YOUR HOUSES GET WASHED AWAY ………O WAIT THATS ALREADY HAPPENED LMFAOO

    GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!

  13. By Mizel J on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    yeah i do agree about the reffs but we also cant cough up the ball and put it on the ground 5 times and give them as many gifts as last time…. If AP and Farve can keep the ball off the ground WELL CRUSH THEM like we should of in the NFC champ game…

  14. By Lance on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Bobby Mcray…it’s payback time for the late hits on Favre!

  15. By Andrew P on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Go Vikings Go!!!! We open up the season against the Saints, this time were beating them and there’s two things they can do about it: NOTHING and LIKE IT!!!! Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, and Jared Allen are coming for revenge so the Saints better start praying, GO VIKINGS!!!!

  16. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Swag4Lyfe, did your mommie only turn you over once every 2 weeks or so???????? Keep those excuses rolling folks……Vikings = L

  17. By J-dub on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Swag, you really had to take it there?? Friendly smack talk is one thing, talking about the former welfare of an entire city is below the belt. Don’t joke about issues such as those until you been on those shoes. Until you’ve been homeless, had the leader of your country, in which you pay taxes, treat you as if you were nothing, don’t go there. It’s not a joke, let someone or something take away everything you worked for, a few family members that can NEVER come back THEN make comments like that, aight!!

  18. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    And just think about it AndrewP……….the Vikings entire season rides on beating the Saints in the season opener…..the lowly loser Saints…..two years ago that would have sounded ridiculous right?! Not now though because if you can win this one, it will somehow I guess make all of Vikingland feel good because you were able to beat the DEFENDING WORLD CHAMPIONS…..maybe one day you folks in the frozen tundra will know what feels like to be world champs……doubtful, but there is hope…just ask any Saints fan….lolololololol

  19. By HANK on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I HOPE WE GIVE THE AINTS THE BEATING THEY DESERVE

  20. By matt on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    vengence will belong to the vikings in this game and this year!!!! GO VIKINGS!!!!

  21. By matt on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    vengeance*

  22. By Dre2005 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Im going to settle this once and for all…The Saints fans will hate it, but sometimes the truth hurts…Even being one of the Vikings’ most loyal supporters(fan), I can look at last years Saints team as a non partial perspective and say that they were not that good of a team…They are no better than a 10-6 team…They got bailed out of sooooo many situations last year, with nothing to do with their teams skill…Atl. blowing it, Suisham missing a 20yd fg to win the game…you look at those games and uh-ohhh the saints are all of a sudden not a top tier team…That means no home field in the playoffs, no home refs, no anything!!!…Now as for the NFC title game vs. my Vikes…You couldnt have asked for a more “silver platter” served game to get to the superbowl…Anytime a team give you 5 UN-FORCED turnovers, 3 in the redzone, and you only win by 3pts IN OVERTIME???..C’mon now, get real…How can any self respecting man, player or fan of the Saints organization feel proud of that season…The Vikings DOMINATED the Saints in every aspect of that game…We gave the saints so many opportunities to run away with that game, and what did they do?…they did what the saints did all year, nothing…The point is…THE SAINTS CANT WIN UNLESS, THE OTHER TEAM GIVES IT TO THEM!…They will always be the least respected superbowl champion EVER, because everyone knows it was a fluke, they didnt deserve it, and there were easily 3 if not 4 NFC teams better than the Saints!…TRUE STORY!!!!

  23. By vikings012 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    cant wait i hope we break brees F-ing arm and hes out the whole season and watch the saint fans cry we will destroy the saints in our path to winning this years superbowl mark it down i said it we WILL!!!!! win the super bowl this year but first will beat the saints ohh how sweet it will be

  24. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Dre2005, all I can say is yada yada yada…….I didn’r realize how badly the crybabies were in Minnesota. You are doing what all losers do….talk about what woulda, coulda, shoulda……lol. Just think, maybe in another 50 years (100 years of Viking history by then) your team may actually get back to the Super Bowl and possibly even win it……THat is how far away you are.

  25. By Canadian vikes fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Saints fans on here already bragging, go out and get a job or something. If you guys thought last years Saints team was so good, why don’t you come to Metrodome, turn the ball over 5 times, and see how close the score is. The fact that the Vikings still took it to OT is laughable for you guys. Congrats on the ring…

  26. By Jules on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    @ Dre2005, I’m not sure what game you were watching but last time I checked, all but 1 of the turnovers were FORCED. Just watch the highlights and you will see that the Saints D punched the ball out every time minus the 1 botched handoff. Quit drinking the purple kool-aid. You can say pretty much all you want about the Saints but at the end of the day they ARE the Super Bowl Champs. So Vike fans can just keep trash talking and wishing.

  27. By Jules on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    @ Canadian vikes fan, Bretts famous pass to Tracey Porter is even more laughable…Congrats on the….oh wait you guys don’t have a ring…

  28. By Bleedin Purple... on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Who dat? We dat we PURPLE. Its comin, to the Saints, aint no way out of it, the hurricane is over – get over it, you got your ring, now go back to bein the Aint’s its what they do best. Favre we could use you for another run, would be great Brett.

  29. By Bleedin Purple... on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    They were the champs. AS of Thursday it old news Saints fans….

  30. By Canadian vikes fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah that pass was laughable, not denying that. But you said it was even MORE laughable, so you’re admitting that it is laughable that they still took it OT after 5 turnovers. Finally a realistic Saints fan

  31. By Jules on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    @ Canadian vikes fan. Yes the game shouldn’t have been that close with 5 turnovers and it should not have gone to OT. Kudos to you for ALMOST winning. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

  32. By DAYMOND on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    COME ON NOW THE SAINTS WON THE GAME BUT EVERYONE WHO WATCH THE GAME SAW THE VIKES WERE THE BETTER TEAM AP HAD 5 FUMBLES AND THE VIKES WERE STILL ABOUT TO WIN IT WAS JUST THE SAINTS YEAR

  33. By JOSH on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    SOME FANS HAVE NO CLUE. THE VIKES WERE THE BEST TEAM LAST YEAR NO MATTER WHO WON THAT LAST GAME. JUST TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ALL THE GAMES ALL THE TEAMS PLAYED LAST YEAR AND MN WAS A GREAT TEAM, THATS WHY HE (FAVRE) WILL BE BACK BECAUSE HE KNOWS SOMETHING THE REST OF THE LEAGUE KNOWS, THE VIKINGS HAVE THE IT FACTOR, AND LAST YEAR I FEEL WAS JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE MN VIKINGS TERROR TO MANY SUPERBOWLS TO COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    HAHAH FAVRE WONT BE BACK HE’S SCARED…EVEN IF HE IS BACK YALL R GONNA LOOSE…..WHO DAT NATION RISE!!!!!!!!

    WE’RE WORLD CHAMPS
    YALL R STILL TRYING TO GET THERE
    LIL BOYS
    ADRIAN NEED BALL CONTROL AND WORK ON FUMBLING DRILLS..

    ONE MORE TIME
    WHO DAT… THE SAINTS DAT

  35. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    LOL R U CRAZY

  36. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    WHO DAT NATION PLEASE RISE

  37. By vikingfan292 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    hate to break it to you who dat nation (i dont have a prob with all aints fans just ones who seem to be clueless like jules) .but your beloved city of NO will some day return to the depths of the gulf. Im not hating im just saying the state or the feds have some morons planning the development in that area build a city below sea level right in hurricane alley eventually somethings gonna give, man vs mother nature usually doesnt work out in mans favor. BTW jules your an idiot forced ha! one of them was on a hand off and AP had butterfingers the whole game it would have been 6 had he not picked up his own fumble. SKOL VIkings

  38. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    LAST TIME I CHECKED WE WERE THE BEST TEAM AND WE STILL ARE
    STOP HATIN YALL LOST
    WE ARE THE BETTER TEAM
    I GUESS YALL THOUGHT THE COLTS WERE GONNA WIN IT ALL
    NOONE CAN STOP THE SAINTS JUST TOO MUCH WEAPONS AND YALL R GONNA BE IN THE DOME
    NO CHANCE
    YALL R A BIG JOKE

  39. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    IM OUT
    VIKE QUEENS
    YALL ACT LIKE BROADS
    YALL R LAME FANS
    GO GET STUCK IN TRAFFIC AND DISAPPEAR LIKE UR TEAM
    YALL REALLY NEED PRACTICE
    GET FAVE OLD SEFL IN AN OLD FOLKS HOME LOL
    WHO DAT WE DAT
    WORLD CHAMPS 09 AND 10 44 AND 45
    VIKE QUEENS HAVE NO CHANCE OF MAKING IT OUT THE DOME WITH THE WIN
    WHO DAT NATION PLEASE RISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    vikingfan292 PLS SHUT UP
    I BET U WONT COME TO NEW ORLEANS AND TALK ALL THAT TRASH YOU PROCABLY WONT BECAUSE U WONT MAKE IT OUT IN ONE PIECE
    PLS GET OFF THE CPU AND GET SOMEE WORK DONE
    IM OUT WHO DAT NATION PLS RISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    HAHHA YALL MAD TOOO BAD

  41. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    WHO DAT BABAY
    WE TAKIN OVER THE NFL
    WHO DAT NATION PLS RISE

  42. By Cajunbayou on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Refs????? come on guys……give me a break……take a loss like a man…..you get your shot again and if yall want to play touch football I’ll see what I can do

  43. By purplehorn on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings are going to be even stronger than they were last year with this years draft. We are going to do the Saints like the 1970 Vikings did the Chiefs after the Super Bowl loss and having to listen all off season about how brilliant Hank Stram was. Grant dressed him out like venison. No five turnovers, and no mercy on Brees this year. A great way to start the 2010 season.

  44. By Woz on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Well at least we won’t have to worry about going undefeated!!!! No free agent signings at all? Are you kidding me? We need help at linebacker, safety and corner. We need a tackle who can keep Peppers off our QB and we need a center more than 200lbs…. since no changes or additions were made, the best we can ask for is an 8 and 8 season!!!

  45. By Dre2005 on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Haha..I think its funny how after all that I wrote in my earlier comment(about 21 comments back)these ignorant “who dat” morons can only say, “stop whining, quit crying, we won”, blah blah blah…no kidding you won the game…That whole statement I made wasnt just in defense of the Vikings’ loss, but it was a statement to portray how “not good” the Saints actually were…but hey, I guess its better to be lucky than good sometimes, huh?…oh well, kudos on the superbowl win…but like I said earlier, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE LEAST RESPECTED SUPERBOWL CHAMP EVER!…cus everyone knows it was a fluke and everyone knows you will have no chance to repeat, ATL will probably win the division now that I think of it…they should’ve last year…Haha PEACE!

  46. By Saints Fan on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    WORDS FROM NEW ORLEANS SON LIL WAYNE…
    VIKE QUEENS STOP HATIN IT IS A WEAK EMOTION
    YALL SOUND REALLY ANGRY ON HERE
    OW WELLL….
    TOUGH LOSS HAHAHA
    WHO DAT NATION PLS RISE!!!!!!
    WORLD CHAMPS BABAY
    HAHAHA

  47. By Andrew P on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    Yea yea yea if you Saints fans are so confident then why are you on the Vikings blogs and not your own teams? Hmmmm sounds like some people are scared. Oh yea this is VIKINGS NATION and if you got a problem then you get the HORNS!!!! Get outta here you wannabe Saints, this is the year the VIKINGS win it all!!!’

  48. By Candyman on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    What cracks me up about the NFC Championship Game is I keep hearing NFL Network Commentators saying how if Brett comes back they need to knock him around like New Orleans did to get him pressured. I dont know about anyone else but even the NFL stated there were missed calls and late hits. So, to stop Brett Favre its ok to cheat cuz he is old, but dont dare touch Tom Brady or they have to change the rule book?? Thats is F&$@ING Ridiculous!!

  49. By Nick on Apr 20, 2010 | Reply

    I think its funny that the saints fans still think they actually won that game, the vikings dressed it up, put it on a silver platter and handed it to you with a pink bow…you just couldnt handle it…when a team hands you 5 TURNOVERS, and you still barely make it out with a field goal in overtime, when the vikes dont get a chance to get the ball…please please please tell me you won that game…the vikes lost the game the saints just happened to be on the other side. Now i will admit the saints are a good team, but i just get mad at the saints fans who unquestionably automatically assume their team dominated and for some reason come on our chat rooms bragging about their team…the saints fans have no rebuttle for any of the stuff the vikes throw at them other than to say we are cry babies, well i for one am not crying, im simply sitting back and waiting for sept 9th, where i will be in New Orleans watching the vikings beat up drew brees and adrian peterson run for a career high in yards in a single game…cause your run D blows…i was at the last game where AP broke the record, now im ganna watch him do it again!

  50. By HeadHunter34 on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    WHO DAT NATION, GO BACK TO YOUR OWN WEBSITE! Let us Vikings fans cry to each other and go on and on. We don’t need you all on here starting sh*t! Enjoy your ring, it truly shows that God has a sense of humor and likes to see a bunch of morons run around the streets and throw beads at each other. The Vikings were the better team but it was the “TAINTS” year. So please return to your own happy little website before the NFL officials come on here and save your a$$es again. I guess what it takes to win a Super Bowl is a national disaster, so brace yourself Minneapolis, maybe this summer we will get a flood or next winter really bad ice storms. Then we can send letters to the NFL, “Please help our city win a Super Bowl, our fans and city need it!” Sun shines on a dogs a$$ once in awhile.

  51. By Max on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    Its so funny that there are so many saints fans on the VIKINGS blog. Its because their saints blog sux so bad they have to come to other sites to comment……LMAO

  52. By R.P.1333 on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    who dat? learn english, and get your own chant. That was started by the southern university Jags in the late 60s and you had to steal it from them. just like you stole that game with help from the officials in O.T. I am going to this game and can’t wait to laugh you out of your own dome.

  53. By GOLDVIKE on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    GO VIKES!!!

  54. By GOLDVIKE on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    SAINTS HAVE TO COME TO VIKINGS BLOG TO GET INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION!!!!

  55. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Dre2005, I would rather be the least respected Super Bowl champ ever, than to have NEVER been Super Bowl champ. You see, your total lack of understanding of the game is so painfully obvious in your pathetically cry baby laced replies. GREAT

  56. By StillWhoDatting' on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    Got cut off Dre, let me finish…
    GREAT TEAMS, like the 2009 Saints find ways to win, overcome adversity and mistakes, come together and achieve a common goal shared by 53 men and a staff that believed in them. If you were from here, you would have known back in August that team was going to be something special. They Believed, We Believed, and they Achieved. You can keep on and on and on and on and on along with all of your sore fans, but the best team WON. Destiny was ours this year. We hate the 49ers in LA, but admire and respect them for all they accomplished when they were on top. Great teams, like those, the Cowboys, the Steelers, the Patriots, find ways to win. And yeah, we caught breaks along the way, but ask any past Super Bowl champ and they will tell you the same thing. You Vikings fans are like your climate- cold, frigid, barren, ugly and lonely. Nobody respects you in NFL circles….nobody. The Lions will make the Super Bowl and win it before you guys do…..ouch!!!

  57. By SaintsFan on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    AHHHH CUT ALL THE HATE OUT
    CAN U SAY MADDEN 2011 COVER
    SOUNDS GOOD
    WHO DAT…DREW DAT…WE DAT
    WHO DAT NATION PLS RISE
    AHAHAH

  58. By SaintsFan on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    UMMM DID I MENTION WE DID WIN THE SUPERBOWL…OR DID THEY CHEAT THAT ONE TOO
    MAN STOP WITH THE BS
    YOU WANNA BE VIKEQUEEN FANS
    HAHAH
    R YALL MAD
    IT LOOKS LIKE IT
    GOOD LUCK NXT SESON YOU WILL NEED IT…ESPECIALLY IF FAVRES RETIRES
    WHO DAT NATION PLS RISE HAAHAHAHA
    NEW ORLEANS SAINTS ARE THE SUPERBOWL 44 CHAMPS AHAHHA WE WON GET OVER IT

  59. By SaintsFan on Apr 21, 2010 | Reply

    IM GONE
    OFF TO NEWORLEANSSAINTS.COM
    YALL SHOULD CHECK IT OUT AHAHA
    SEE WHAT IT LOOKS AT
    HOW IT FEELS TO BE CHAMPS
    CHECK THE WEBSITE OUT
    HAHA SEE YALL IN THE DOME
    R ARE YALL STILL MAD

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