Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during a chat on NFL.com that the Saints will host the Vikings to open the regular season on Thursday, Sept. 9.
New Orleans defeated Minnesota in last season's NFC Championship game.
Goodell also made news during a radio interview earlier Tuesday when he said that division rivals will battle in all 16 games in Week 17.
The full schedule will be announced at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
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