History is on side of the Saints

September, 9, 2010
9/09/10
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NEW ORLEANS -- I know fans of the Saints tend to get a little superstitious, so I thought I’d start your day off with a positive statistic as we get ready for tonight’s season opener against the Vikings.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, the defending Super Bowl champion has won its opening game of the next season each of the past 10 years. The last defending champion to lose its opener was Denver in 1999. Those Broncos had just lost John Elway to retirement and they lost their opener to Miami, 38-21.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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