Saints, Vikings will kick off 2010 season

The New Orleans Saints will play host to the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of the NFC Championship Game to kick off the 2010 season on Thursday, Sept. 9. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, despite the fears that he will be reprimanded by schedule czar Howard Katz, leaked the game during his chat on

“I know I will get in trouble from our scheduling makers for releasing this in advance, but the Saints will be hosting the Minnesota Vikings for our Kickoff game,” Goodell said. “It should be a great celebration in a great city.”

Well, sometimes it’s good to be the boss.

The rest of the 2010 regular-season schedule will be released on Tuesday, live on and NFL Network, at 7 p.m. ET.

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