Monday Night Football returned last night with a pair of games as part of the 2017 Nfl Season opening weekend. In the first of the two games, Sam Bradford and the Minnesota Vikings hosted Adrian Peterson and the New Orleans Saints. Here's a look at how the Vikings topped the Saints 29-19 with the latest game stats and top performers, as well as a look at what's coming up next on the NFL schedule for these teams.

NFL game recap

Minnesota and New Orleans opened the first quarter with a pair of field goals. In the second quarter, the Vikings got on track with a pair of touchdowns as Bradford found Stefan Diggs for both of them in the final four minutes of the quarter.

The teams traded field goals again in the third before ending with a 10-10 final quarter. Bradford found Kyle Rudolph for a 15-yard score while Drew Brees hit Coby Fleener on an eight-yard pass for the only Saints' TD.

Sam Bradford led the Minnesota Vikings' offense in this opening week victory. Bradford threw 27-of-32 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns. He was sacked just once and had no interceptions thrown. Rookie Dalvin Cook had an impressive debut on the ground, rushing for 127 yards on 22 carries. For the receivers, it was Adam Thielen with nine catches for 157 yards and Stefon Diggs for 93 yards on seven catches. Diggs also had two of the teams touchdowns while Kyle Rudolph had the third.

Drew Brees finished the night with 291 yards and a touchdown on 27-for-37 passing for the New Orleans Saints. Brees distributed the ball amongst five receivers, four of whom had 50 yards or more. Fleener lead with 54 yards and a touchdown on five catches, while Mark Ingram had 54 yards as well on five receptions.

Ted Ginn Jr. and Tommylee Lewis had 53, and 52 yards, respectively. In his debut at the Saints' running back position, Adrian Peterson was held by his former squad to just 18 yards on six carries.

Standings & what's next

With the win, the Minnesota Vikings get a 1-0 start to their season and a 1-0 home record.

They'll travel to Pittsburgh for Week 2 to take on the Steelers. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. The Steelers are favored by a touchdown as of this report.

The New Orleans Saints begin their 2017 NFL season at 0-1 and 0-1 on the road. They can bounce back with their next game but they'll host Tom Brady and Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. Game time is 1 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. New England is a 4.5-points favorite heading into the Week 2 matchup.

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