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

New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) passes in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Minnesota Vikings in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. | Photo Source: AP Photo / Butch Dill
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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 right before the half.

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 the half.

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.

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

Ultimately, the Vikings won over the Saints, 34 to 25.

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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