New Orleans, LA (SportsNetwork.com) – Back in the comfort of their own dome,
the New Orleans Saints shook off a pair of heartbreaking losses to start the
Drew Brees completed 27-of-35 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns as the
Saints defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 20-9, on Sunday afternoon.
Rookie Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 74 yards and Khiry Robinson
carried the ball 18 times for 69 yards for New Orleans (1-2), which went 8-0
at the Superdome last year.
The Saints lost their first two games by a combined five points.
Teddy Bridgewater made his NFL debut after starting quarterback Matt Cassel
injured his left toe on a scramble early in the second quarter. The first-
rounder from Louisville completed 12-of-20 passes for 150 yards for the
Matt Asiata tallied 35 yards on 12 totes in place of Adrian Peterson, who
missed his second straight game since allegations of child abuse surfaced
against the star running back.