Vikings to open season on Monday Night Football at home against Saints

The Minnesota Vikings will open their season in a Monday Night Football game in Minneapolis at US Bank Stadium. Forum News Service file

The Vikings will open the season at home for just the second time in 10 years.

Ben Goessling is reporting that he and Mike Triplett have been told that the purple and gold will open the 2017 NFL season on Monday Night Football on 11 September.

The Saints are coming off three consecutive 7-9 seasons.

A source confirmed that the Vikings will play at Detroit on November 23 on Thanksgiving.

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Other reports today have indicated that the Broncos and Chargers are also going to play on the same Monday night.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday afternoon the Saints will host the Bears on October 29, which would be the Week 8 game.

The road opponents for the Saints are the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins (in London), Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Of course, you can say this game will have even more meaning if Adrian Peterson were to sign with the team. The Chargers/Broncos game will be in the late window on the standard Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader. They were manhandled 20-3 at San Francisco.

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