Angry Adrian Peterson yells at Sean Payton, gives him the death stare

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Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen To Wear Custom Randy Moss Cleats For Opener

It was a no-brainer for the Vikings to let Peterson hit the free agent market, rather than keep him at a bloated $18 million salary for this season. This game may not determine everything, but it could well give an indication of where things are headed either way.

It wasn't ideal, though.

With a revamped offensive line, and playmakers seemingly up and down the lineup, the Vikings rolled up 470 yards off offense on Monday and toppled the New Orleans Saints 29-19 in the season opener for both teams. Peterson had 18 yards on six carries.

The passing game should still be fine. His record appeared to be safe, but Cook's burst to the outside gained the edge for a 33-yard return on his final carry of the night.

Trevor Siemian threw two TD passes to Bennie Fowler for the Broncos and ran for another score to help Joseph win his National Football League head coaching debut. Cook's longest run went for 33 yards.

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The man, age 30, was shot just before 3:40 in the 300 block of South Kilbourn Avenue, according to a police media notification. He ran away, but security followed him and took him into custody about 25 minutes later in the 3000 block of South State.

This finally could have been the long-awaited breakout party for quarterback Sam Bradford.

The first Monday Night Football games are set to kick-off tonight, following an incredible opening weekend of NFL action. Bradford finished 27 of 32 passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns.

Diggs had seven receptions for 93 yards, while Adam Thielen racked up 157 yards on nine catches. He also found Kyle Rudolph for a score.

Not quite, but there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the Vikings' chances this year.

In fairness, none of the Saints ball carriers played well.

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Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist for IHS Markit, also said he expects that Pyongyang can weather the import reduction. Ascione argued that the oil embargo could have "crippling effects" on the North Korean economy "if effectively implemented".

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was held in check most of the game. But by the time Cook arrived at the Lotus Uptown on Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis, the Vietnamese restaurant's kitchen was gone for the night. They were the last team to lose a game, after a 5-0 start and after making changes to their roster they look like they could be a contender.

The Saints are looking to make inroads in what figures to be an extremely tough NFC South - as they compete with the reigning NFC champion Atlanta Falcons, the 2015-16 conference champion Carolina Panthers, and the much-improved Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The key sequence might have come in the first series. The sack would've gotten the defense off the field, but instead the Saints got a first down. All became Will Lutz field goals. A touchdown there and the game likely would've taken a much different turn. This begs the question, that if all Adrian Peterson's role is as part of running back by committee, then why even sign him? The Vikings cut him in the offseason, so it wasn't his choice to leave.

Cook said he met Adrian Peterson for the first time after the game. The next test is Sunday at Pittsburgh, which won't be easy.

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Across the OECD , people with lower or no qualifications were more likely to be unemployed than those with tertiary education. The government spent almost five percent of GDP on school and tertiary education in 2014, close to the OECD average .

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