Matt Vensel is in his first year at the Star Tribune after covering the Ravens for the Baltimore Sun for six years. He is a Pittsburgh native and a Penn State grad. Follow him at @mattvensel.


Mark Craig has covered the NFL for 23 years, and the Vikings since 2003 for the Star Tribune. He is one of 44 Pro Football Hall of Fame selectors. Follow him at @markcraignfl.


Master Tesfatsion is the Star Tribune’s digital Vikings writer. He is a 2013 graduate of Arizona State and worked for mlb.com before arriving in Minneapolis. Follow him at @masterstrib.


It's gameday

Posted by: under Vikings, NFC, Super Bowl, Vikings road games Updated: September 9, 2010 - 10:14 AM

NEW ORLEANS -- Finally, it's here.

Gameday.

The Vikings open their season tonight against the Super Bowl champion Saints and the atmosphere around the city is electric. But the buildup will give way to some actual football in just a few hours.

There has been plenty of analysis leading up the rematch of the NFC Championship game, but ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert provided one additional nugget today. Seifert reports that, according to Elias Sports Bureau, the defending Super Bowl champion has won its season opener for 10 consecutive years.

We'll have plenty of updates throughout the day and once we arrive at the Superdome. (Hopefully we don't get stuck in the parade in the French Quarter.)

 

 

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