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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford (8) is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive end Kerry Hyder, left, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

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The Saints will begin their season against the Minnesota Vikings.

The two teams will play Week 1 in Minnesota on Monday Night Football, according to a source.

The rest of the schedule will be released later this evening.

The Vikings had high aspirations last season but finished the season at 8-8 after quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered an injury that kept him sidelined for the season. It's not immediately clear where he's at in his rehabilitation. 

Minnesota fished last season ranked third in total defense with 314.9 yards allowed per game and were sixth with 19.2 points allowed per game.

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