These new celebration rules are great. A 32-yard rush from scrimmage in the fourth quarter set up a touchdown three plays later by Kyle Rudolph.
Diggs became the first Vikings player since Randy Moss with two touchdown catches in a season opener and did so on the eve of Moss' induction into the team's Ring of Honor at halftime. And while individual players probably didn't have to do anything to pay their respects to Moss, Stefon Diggs did. Diggs did the same to the Saints on his 18-yard touchdown, and he celebrated accordingly.
Peterson got the first two carries of the game and picked up a first down, but he was silent afterward as the Saints' offense - which led the National Football League with an average of 426 yards per game past year - had little room to run and few open receivers. Bradford outperformed Drew Brees who was 27-for-37 for 291 yards and one touchdown.
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Owens then proceeded to kick and punch Vince multiple times and ended the beatdown with a frog splash from the top rope to Vince. Kofi Kingston put Jey Uso through a table before teaming up with Big E for their "Midnight Hour" finisher to reclaim the titles.
Minnesota's O-line, which featured new starters at each position, relieved major doubt about a unit that struggled to stay healthy a year ago and was forced to reshuffle constantly.
The Gaithersburg, Maryland native has turned out to be a diamond in the rough for the Vikings, as he hauled in 52 receptions for 720 yards and four scores during his rookie campaign in 2015-16 and followed that up by snaring 84 balls for 903 yards while reaching the end zone three times last season. Those are bi-weekly giveaways that include Vikings tickets, tablets and more.
In his return to Minnesota to face the team he played with for 10 seasons, Adrian Peterson didn't achieve his ultimate goal of "walking away with a W". They played fast. They played confident. "You can see that in him". I think I'd probably be lying if I said I didn't expect that from him tonight.