For football fans in the Big Easy, "Lombardi Gras" just keeps on rolling.
Drew Brees and the Saints extended New Orleans' post-Super Bowl euphoria for at least another week and denied Brett Favre a victory in the Louisiana Superdome one more time.
Brees completed 27 of 36 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown, and the Saints survived a hard-fought season opener for a 14-9 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday night.
Not a major fantasy night for many of the players involved. Adrian Peterson turned in a decent night against a stingy defense. TE Shiancoe was Favre's primary target with 4 receptions for 76 yards and a TD.