Saints Open Defense of Their Super Bowl Victory with Win over Favre, Vikings
"I know people are going to say it wasn't the fireworks they expected it to be," Vikings QB Brett Favre said. Saints QB Drew Brees completed 27 of 36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown, and the Saints survived a hard-fought season opener for a 14-9 victory Thursday night. "We're not used to 14-9 victories, but we're used to winning," said Brees, the reigning Super Bowl MVP. "So we like the W." Favre threw for 171 yards with one touchdown and was intercepted once. "There's three of four throws that I just missed," Favre said. "I have no excuse. I just missed."