Reported Vikings-Eagles opener should ring familar to Saints fans

According to Howard Eskin of 94WIP in Philadelphia, the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles will host the Vikings on Thursday, Sept. 6 to open the National Football League season. Their opponent is yet to be officially determined.

The game will be a rematch of the NFC Championship, won by Philadelphia 38-7.

The Eagles went on to win Super Bowl LII 41-33 over New England at U.S. Bank Stadium. Which means there will be an NFC Championship rematch in Philadelphia.

The Vikings will come in with a brand new starting quarterback, but one who is very familiar with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The big question is whether Philadelphia star quarterback Carson Wentz will have recovered from his surgery to fix a torn ACL.

It didn't end well the last time the Minnesota Vikings traveled to Philadelphia, but the team will look to avenge that loss in the opening game of the 2018 season.

The Thursday night game also will likely draw huge ratings, since the Vikings just signed former Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to a giant three-year, $84 million deal that's fully guaranteed.

The game would continue the NFL's tradition of opening each season with the previous season's Super Bowl victor at home on a Thursday night.

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