Saints, Vikings to kick off 2010 NFL season

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2010 NFL football regular season will kick off on Thursday, September 9 when the defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints host the Minnesota Vikings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement this afternoon on a chat on

The game will be a rematch of the NFC Championship game which New Orleans won 31-28 in overtime.

The entire NFL schedule will be released at 7:00 p.m. ET today on will post the schedules throughout the evening.