The first game of the 2010 season will feature the Super Bowl XLIV champion Saints hosting a rematch of the overtime thriller NFC Championship game from January.
The Saints will host the Minnesota Vikings in the first regular season game of the year.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell unveiled that long-suspected game matchup in an online live chat on NFL.com.
The Saints also played in the regular season opener in 2007 against the defending champion Colts. The Saints were handled 41-10 in that game, read the game story here.
The full NFL 2010 schedule will be released later today.