Saints to host Vikings for Christmas

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The NFL has a Christmas present this year, and some competition for a sports day that’s generally been left to the NBA.

According to Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com, the Saints will host the Vikings on Christmas Day.

The NFL has generally tried to avoid playing on Christmas, though there have been some scattered games (most recently in 2017). When Christmas has fallen on a Sunday, the league has generally played games on Christmas Eve, but moving a game to a short-week to drop it onto a holiday is an unusual move.

Duncan also reports the Saints will visit the Raiders in Week Two on Monday Night Football.

23 responses to “Saints to host Vikings for Christmas

  1. Vikings own the Saints, esp when AP isn’t around to fumble 5 times…

  2. Good, I hate getting stuck watching NBA at relatives after Christmas Dinner

  3. Good homecoming for Jefferson to light up the Saints secondary. One thing for sure is the Saints fans will complain when they lose……..again…

  4. The wives are not going to be happy about this one.

  5. Christmas is on a Friday this year. Why the hell are they making all the players, coaches, staff, TV people and everyone else sacrifice their Christmas to play a Friday football game. Stupid

  6. Why does it seem that the Vikings NEVER get a HOME game in a Prime time game?
    It’s ALWAYS AT Seattle, AT Greenbay, AT Chicago, AT NO, AT Dallas…

    I’d rather NOT have such games if you ALWAYS have to have the disadvantage of playing in a hostile stadium.

  7. WTF. A Friday?! And of course it’s once again at the Saints’ home field. It’s like the NFL is just trying to hand them a win against the Vikings. Look for the Vikings to play a Monday night game the week prior too.

  8. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    May 7, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    The wives are not going to be happy about this one.
    ===================================================
    Oh yeah. You win the comment of the day.

  9. It will be very interesting given Christmas Day may actually be opening day for the NBA beginning with 2020-’21 on a permanent basis. That was something even before the Pandemic some NBA owners wanted to see, with if that happened the NBA playoffs taking place through the summer and the Finals running as late as the Sunday of Labor Day weekend (Sunday before the NFL season starts).

  10. Back in 2009 the Vikings had their best players of all time Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson a game away from the Super Bowl but the dark arts mastermind Gregg Williams put bounty $ on Favre, and the rest is history. Saints won an SB and the vikings remain…ringless

  11. Dude. Whatever.
    You ruined Christmas Eve last year, so ruin Christmas night this year. Whatever!

  12. Watching the disgraced Vikings get humiliated would make for a great annual tradition.

  13. 2ruefan says:
    May 7, 2020 at 2:12 pm
    Why does it seem that the Vikings NEVER get a HOME game in a Prime time game?
    It’s ALWAYS AT Seattle, AT Greenbay, AT Chicago, AT NO, AT Dallas…

    I’d rather NOT have such games if you ALWAYS have to have the disadvantage of playing in a hostile stadium
    —-
    Does it really matter? Cousins cant win in primetime anyway so you should be happy that they’re not wasting a home game on a sure loss.

  14. Cupcake Chaos on Christmas.

    ESPN will report cupcake fans going ballistic as Kirk Cousins throws a winning TD pass without an penalties committed or called.

    Cupcake fans are beside themselves with no one to blame for their team’s collapse but pathetic defense. To be beaten by Kirk Cousins could cause many to contemplate cupcake christmas suicide.

  15. How about replay the 71 Chiefs Dolphins Christmas playoff game, ratings would be off the charts even in KC!

  16. 2ruefan says:
    Why does it seem that the Vikings NEVER get a HOME game in a Prime time game?
    It’s ALWAYS AT Seattle, AT Greenbay, AT Chicago, AT NO, AT Dallas…
    ==

    Dec. 23, 2019: Monday night, Green Bay AT Minnesota. That was just two regular-season games ago. Final score: Packers 23, Vikings 10.
    Truth is, it doesn’t seem to matter where the Vikings play prime time games, they still mostly lose them.

  17. Packer fans seem to think the Saints own the Vikings Saints when in fact I believe the Vikes have won 3 of the last 4, not to mention last year’s playoff game win on the road — something the Pack failed to accomplish last season.

    As to the Pack, you’d think they’d schedule the first Vike/Pack game at Lambeau in case the season had to be pushed back.

    And why the heck the Vikings seem to have to play the Saints and the Seahawks on the road every year is beyond me.

  18. Some of you must not know how ratings and Common sense works.. Everybody is at home on a Friday Night desperately looking for an escape from awkwardness and drunken uncle Tom.

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