Published: Tue, September 12, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

What time does Saints - Vikings, Chargers - Broncos Monday night game start?

What time does Saints - Vikings, Chargers - Broncos Monday night game start?

For most of the New Orleans Saints' players and coaches, Monday's game present the first chance to experience U.S. Bank Stadium, the Minnesota Vikings' $1.1 billion facility that opened in 2016 and will host the Super Bowl after this season.

Sunday's action offered just three games decided by eight-or-fewer points - the fewest in Week 1 since 1973 - but Monday night has the potential to deliver a pair of gems.

New Orleans players could obviously gain some insight from running back Adrian Peterson, who played at U.S. Bank Stadium past year with the Vikings. Alexander played behind Captain Munnerlyn, who left for browner pastures in Carolina this off-season and Waynes still will be splitting time with ageless wonder Terrance Newman (who will also fill in at the nickel, if training camp was any indication). Kickoff tonight is set for 6:10 U-S Bank Stadium on 790 KFGO.

Both teams enter the 2017 National Football League season as darkhorse playoff contenders.

The Vikings invested a lot of time, money and draft capital in rectifying that situation this offseason by moving on from 10-year Viking Adrian Peterson and bringing in former Raider Latavius Murray and drafting Florida State product Dalvin Cook. While New Orleans seems to be loaded at the running back position, Minnesota's backfield is looking very impressive itself.

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Peterson could have returned to Minnesota, but the Vikings declined to pick up the $18 million option on his contract. Kamara looks to fill the scat back role the Saints have desperately missed.

The Vikings have preached all week that this isn't about beating Peterson but rather beating the Saints.

"Prediction: the Saints will have a narrow victory over the Vikings, 27-23".

He chose New Orleans, a team that didn't have a dire need at running back. Matt also covers the Cincinnati Reds, Purdue Football, and Purdue Men's Basketball.

Jacob is a writer for the New Orleans Saints.

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