BLACK & GOLD - HOME OF THE WHO DAT NATION YEAR 4 SAINTS EXPLODE IN THIRD QUARTER - 33 PTS PUT AWAY BI-QUEENSNew Orleans, LA- Savage Mason Reporting After, what felt like, a season long off-season, the defending NFC South Champion New Orleans Saints faced off against the ageless one Brett Farve and his Minnesota Vikings. Both teams came into this Thursday Night, televised, OMFL opener with wide eyes as both teams are still learning the new game and the new feel to the 4th PS3 OMFL Season. Both teams featured great offenses and defenses with questions marks, the real question was who was going to stop AP and this high powered Vikings offense. Saints win the toss and elect to kick, which throughout the night would prove to be MUCH harder than in years past. With the game being televised, lag was a small issue on the Saints side. The lag caused just enough of an issue to miss 3 extra points and 2 fgs, not to mention several out of bounds kicks. Vikings would get the ball and begin the start of the OMFL Season 4. Six plays into the drive though Brett Farve would be hit and fumble, which was promptly picked up by new OLB Jordan who takes it back 25 yards for the cake walk td. Farve would be on his back a ton today as the Saints D records 4 sacks. 7-0 Saints. Vikings would get the bal back and quickly slap the Saints back to reality with a 6+ min, 80+ yard drive which was capped off by Rookie RB Gerhart 1 yard plunge on 3rd and goal. 7-7. Both teams would trade turnovers in the 2nd quarter and both teams offenses ate up a ton of clock. The only score came by the Vikings kicker Longwell as he connected on a 29 yard fg, while on the other side of the field Hartley would miss several ex. pt. and fgs going 0-1 in fg and 4-6 in extra points. 10-7 Vikings. The second half would be a totally different story as the Saints would get the ball and simply explode on the Vikings. Saints would score all the points in the 3rd quarter, totaling 33, and would use O and D to add to the score. Saints first play from scrimmage in the second quarter would be a 70 yard scamper from Bush to put the Saints back on top, this time for good. 13-10 Saints. Second drive of the day Brees would find new TE Harbor from the Eagles on a beautiful 49 yard pass and catch. Harbor would get a ton of yac after using a spin move to get around a defender and flat out speed to beat everyone to the endzone. Not bad for one of the two rookie TEs on this team. 19-10 Saints. On the third drive of the second half Bush would punch it in from 6 yards away to increase the lead and begin to push this game out of reach. The one down side, scoring too quickly and leaving the Vikings a ton of time to come back. 26-10 Saints. On the ensuing Vikings drive Farve would be picked by the legend killer for the 2nd time of the day, this time taking it back 56 yards for the pick six. Tracy Porter would have a monster day for the Saints. 33-10 Saints. The Saints would end the 3rd quarter as Brees would find rookie TE Graham on a 52 yard pass and catch for six. Graham would finish the day with 3 catches for over 100 yards. All TEs in this game had huge days as the middle of the field seemed to be open all day for both teams. 40-10. The forth quarter would see the Saints put it on cruise control while the Vikings would stage a come back. Farve would find Harvin from 12 yards out, behind Greer for a quick score to open up the 4th quarter. 40-18 after a 2 pt conversion - Saints. Peterson would cap the scoring on the game with a 2 yard plunge to make it 40-25 your final. Onsides kick would be recovered by Saints and after a punt Brett Farve would be picked off for his 4th time on the day and Brees would use the Victory formation to end the game. Stats on the game: HIGHLIGHT VIDEO: http://www.easports.com/media/play/highlight-reel/23682931 VIDEO REPLAY FROM JUSTIN.TV http://www.easports.com/media/play/highlight-reel/23682931 Great way to open up the Season Tank. We both are feeling our teams out and learning this game, you will be back. Great way to open up the season. Straight, fun, hard fought game. Just like we like 'em! GL man. Player of the game: RB REGGIE BUSH Bush would have 17 carries for 147 yards and 2 tds. Even though he wasn't needed in the passing game, look for Bush to be a force this year and drive opposing defenses crazy. If he can stay healthy and hold on to the ball, the sky is the limit for this Saints team.