Adrian Peterson apparently didn't like how he was being used, and he let Sean Payton know all about it. Peterson ended the game with six carries for 18 yards. The team knows good players in that role can help immensely with pressuring the opposing team's offense.
The preseason offered no insight on how the Saints would balance their new backfield dynamic.
Later, after some small talk about the game and playing against his old team, Peterson was asked if he had an issue with Payton. Cook also caught three passes for passes yards and showed off all the skills that he was reported to have coming into the Vikings.
"People jump to conclusions and make their own assumptions when they have no idea what was said", Peterson told reporters after his Saints debut was ruined by the Minnesota Vikings, his former team. Joseph counters with the NFL's best pass defence of 2016. "Then I felt like when we got into the second half, we were having trouble stopping much of anything". I haven't done anything like that in 10 years.
"Obviously, I'm growing and that's a part of it", Coleman said. "I'm all about winning".
Yes, it's just one game and, yes, it's the first game of the season. 21 rushes for 60 yards.
"I've had confidence in our guys every day", Bradford said. Well boy, do I have a team for you! "They kept me here because they see potential in me, so it's time". It's very likely that even on television, you will hear an announcer, or two, or three, or 10 make the mistake of saying San Diego Chargers. Lining up a majority of the game in the slot, Thielen burned Saints corners with his speed and was among the best at that position in Week 1.
Ingram has dealt with sharing the ball throughout his National Football League career. His only other good game as a Saint came in last season's Monday Night blowout when the Falcons dismantled the Saints on the 10th anniversary of the Dome reopening after Katrina. However, there are those in New Orleans that are still high on what the running back can offer. "I think we have the capability of doing this on a regular basis". It was an inauspicious return for the former bell cow of the Vikings offense, and it was no way for him to start the season-as we must begin to wonder how many seasons he has left.
The New Orleans Saints have spent three seasons trying to upgrade their defense through the draft and free agency, investing both early draft picks and free-agent dollars to upgrade a unit that has languished at the bottom of the National Football League for three seasons.
Here's an easy and useful read highlighting the five biggest questions and storylines to follow this year - from the team staying healthy to if the team can avoid another losing season.
Minnesota likewise will try to improve off of a disappointing season.
"We've been challenged all offseason", said defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins, a 2016 first-round pick who was injured for the first half of his rookie season.
You can live stream the Monday Night Football Game between the Saints and Vikings on the Watch ESPN website. Rogers ran for 4,267 yards for New Orleans from 1981 through 1984. The Saints travel to Minnesota for tonight's game at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.