Drew Brees sits in preseason opener, Saints lose to the Vikings

Drew Brees sits in preseason opener, Saints lose to the Vikings
Drew Brees is sitting out the Saints-Vikings game. Teddy Bridgewater got the start.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Drew Brees didn’t suit up against the Vikings, so it was “Teddy Time” for the Saints. Teddy Bridgewater started in place of No. 9, and delivered a touchdown pass in the second quarter.

Bridgewater connected with tight end Dan Arnold for an 18-yard touchdown. The Saints missed on their two-point conversion. The Black and Gold trailed Minnesota, 14-12, at half.

Bridgewater finished 14-of-19 passing, for 134 yards.

Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater dissects his performance against the Vikings

The second half didn’t improve for the Saints. New Orleans lost their preseason opener, 34-25.

Taysom Hill also threw a touchdown pass for the Saints finding Lil’Jordan Humphrey for a 33-yard touchdown.

Hill totaled 8-of-14 passing, 80 yards, and an interception.

Saints QB Taysom Hill recaps his day against the Vikings

The Vikings scored two touchdowns in the first two frames. Kirk Cousins connected with Alexander Mattison for a 1-yard score, and Sean Mannion found Olabisi Johnson for an 18-yard connection.

In the second half, Nate Meadors returned an interception for a 30-yard score, and found the end zone on a Mike Boone 64-yard rushing TD.

Wil Lutz nailed two field goals in the first half, from 27 and 52 yards.

Coach Payton gives his thoughts on the Saints preseason opener

Only three starters didn’t suit up for the Saints tonight: Brees, Defensive end Cam Jordan, and left guard Andrus Peat.

Even though he didn’t play tonight, Brees still delivered his pregame speech.

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