Thrilling loss stuns Saints to open NFL Season. Well the defending "Who Dey" Saints could not stop the monster that is Adrian Peterson. Down 14-0 early the saints regrouped to take a commanding 27-14 lead. Vikings stuck to the game plan though, and it turned out to be a wise decision pounding the ball and playing good defense to take a 35-27 lead with 47 seconds left on the clock. The saints drove and caught R Bush across the middle to score with 2 seconds on the clock, now the only question was can they get the 2 to tie it up? Of course they can, on a sweep right with P Thomas they bounced in for an easy 2 point conversion. Saints win the coin toss and with the new overtime rules this added some excitement to the crowd to witness two high powered teams. Saints continued to drive but stalled @ the 50. A kick gave the vikings the ball on the 20. A Peterson breaks a 10 yd run to open the series. Next play AP decides to finish the game off by shedding 3 tackles and rumbling for 60 yds into the end zone. Super exciting but heart breaking game to open the season off for the saints, only time will tell if they have the heart and swagger they did last year to bounce back and get back to the playoffs. Some post game quotes from the Saints: D Brees "Well I obviously didn't do enough to give us the victory, hell of a game by R Bush kept us in contention but I am definately regretting some reads that led to turnovers, we can't turn the ball over and I will have to improve on that for us to have any chance at a repeat." R Bush "Man you see... with all this heisman speculation stuff I was ready tonight, I wanna apologize again to the USC faithful for my indiscretions but man can ya blame me? This just sucks... can't wait to see those purple **** again..." Coach S Payton "Well you gotta hand it to the vikings tonight they came out ready to play and we weren't... I'm going to do everything I can to get this team back to where we belong and with the long week I think we'll have plenty of time to prepare for our next opponent."