According to The Advocate’s Nick Underhill, the New Orleans Saints are going to be part of the Monday Night Football doubleheader to start the 2017 season, taking on the Minnesota Vikings.
If this is the case, it will be the first time that the Vikings have opened a regular season at home since 2012, when they defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars in overtime, 26-23, at the Metrodome.
The 2017 National Football League schedule for all 32 teams will be released at 7 p.m. CST Thursday evening.
Thus far, we know of three of the Saints’ 16 games for next season, including the Week 4 matchup in London against the Miami Dolphins.
A source confirmed that the Vikings will play at Detroit on November 23 on Thanksgiving.
The two teams will play Week 1 in Minnesota on Monday Night Football, according to a source.
The Athletic reported that Minnesota’s game in London against Cleveland will be on October 29. Peterson remains unsigned, and his most recent free-agent visit was to New Orleans.
The Saints and Vikings are both teams with very intriguing storylines, even before the draft.