The Vikings last opened the season on Monday Night Football in 2015, and it didn't go well.
The NFL schedule released Thursday put the Vikings in Minnesota for the September 11 opener for only the second time in 10 years.
The Saints look to avoid a third consecutive 0-3 start to the regular season, but it won't be easy to kick off the 2017 campaign.
United Kingdom set for first full day without coal power
Last year, the government said it wanted to phase out Britain's last plants by 2025 as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions. The longest continuous coal-free period in the United Kingdom was 19 hours in May 2016 and matched this Thursday.
The Athletic reported that Minnesota's game in London against Cleveland will be on October 29. I'm not into conspiracy theories, but if I'm the Saints, I'm questioning why they are playing on the road on a Thursday for the sixth time in seven years.
The Saints avoid the brutal winter month of December in notorious cold-weather venues by getting a road game to Green Bay on October 22 and Buffalo on November 12.
The Saints will play three straight NFC North opponents in weeks 6, 7 and 8.
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