The New Orleans Saints 14-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings was barely an hour old before Viking fans took to Twitter, Facebook, message boards, and all sorts of social platforms to sound off.
Most called for the firing of Vikings head coach Brad Childress and many complained about a controversial call and wondered what would have happened had wide receiver Sydney Rice had been on the field.
Mostly just more whining, something we’re all familiar with.
Brett Favre looked tired. And old. That’s all there is to say about that.
The Saints’ offense came out firing on all cylinders and quickly scored on the opening possession but only scored one other time during the game after the Minnesota defense settled down.
Speaking of defense, the Black & Gold defense played a good game and only gave up one touchdown on a pass from Favre to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe but nose tackle Remi Ayodele managed to block the extra point from Ryan Longwell.
A field goal by Longwell was the Vikings’ only other score in the game.
Saints’ defensive coordinator Gregg Williams didn’t blitz much and the Saints didn’t hit Favre much, but instead just sat back and made the Vikings come to them.
One notable exception was a blitz by Roman Harper which caused Favre to throw an ill-advised pass that was intercepted by Jonathan Vilma.
The unfurling of the Super Bowl XLIV seemed kind of disappointing but the Who Dat chant by Drew Brees and the ground was pretty exciting.
A notable quote: “We’re not used to scoring 14 points, but we’re used to winning,” Drew Brees said after the game. That’s all that needs to be said about that.
The kicker situation just took a turn for the worse after last year’s hero, Garrett Hartley missed two field goals after missing only one last year and going perfect in the preseason. However, head coach Sean Payton is standing behind Hartley, for now.
The Saints have a long break until their next game which will be against the 49ers in San Francisco on September 20th on Monday Night Football.
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