In a game televised on KBJR 6 and Range 11, the Minnesota Vikings fell to the New Orleans Saints 14-9, in the NFL's opening game of the regular season Thursday night.
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre completed 15 of 27 passes for 171 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. However in the second half, Favre completed just 3 of 10 passes for 32 yards and was sacked once.
Minnesota took the lead in the second quarter, when Favre completed a 20-yard touchdown pass to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe just before halftime. The Saints however, blocked the extra point, to keep it a two point game at 9-7 at halftime.
New Orleans running back Pierre Thomas gave the Saints the lead for good with a one yard touchdown run in the third quarter. Thomas gained 71 yards on 19 carries and the touchdown.
Minnesota running back Adrian Peterson rushed 19 times for 87 yards.
The Vikings (0-1) host Miami on Sunday September 19 at the Metrodome, in a game which can be seen on KDLH3. Kickoff for the Vikings home-opener will be at noon.
Posted by Joe Dufek