• Drew Brees finishes 27-for-36 for 237 yards and a 29-yard TD pass to Devery Henderson. It's Brees' 43rd TD pass of 25 or more yards since joining the Saints in 2006, which is the most in the NFL over that span.
Most Games With 75.0 Comp Pct or Better
• Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees has 15 games with a completion percentage of 75 percent or better. Only Peyton Manning has more games in that span.
• It was Henderson's 18th career TD and 12th of 25 or more yards. Brees and Henderson have hooked up for 11 TD of over 25 yards since 2006. Only the Romo-Owens and Brady-Moss combos have accounted for more such scores over that span.
• New Orleans has won three straight and five of its last six season openers.
• Brett Favre goes 15-for-27 for 171 yards with a TD and an interception. It's his 498th career TD and 318th career interception, both NFL records.
Most Rec TD Since 2008
• Adrian Peterson's (19 Rush, 87 Yds) streak of 100-yard rushing games in three straight season openers is snapped.
• The Vikings have now lost two straight vs the Saints (including postseason) following a four-game win streak vs New Orleans.
• The teams combine for 23 points and 561 yards after combining for 59 points and 732 yards in last year's NFC Championship Game.