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Favre lets Adrian Peterson do heavy lifting; Vikings win over Cleveland

Brett Favre threw for 110 yards and a touchdown as the Minnesota Vikings won their opener, 34-20 at Cleveland. Favre completed 14-21 passes.

Adrian Peterson ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns, including a 64-yard scamper late in the fourth quarter.

Favre, 39, said he never played with a running back like Peterson, and to describe him as awesome would be an understatement.

Brady Quinn threw for 205 yards an interception and a touchdown, Cleveland's first on offense since Week 10 of last season.

Detroit got crushed at New Orleans, 45-to-27, ruining the debuts of Lions' rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford and coach Jim Schwartz.

Stafford completed 16-of-37 passes for 205 yards and three interceptions, two of them to former Packer Darren Sharper.

Stafford did have a rushing touchdown for the Lions, who lost their 18th straight regular season game.

Mike Bell ran for 143 yards for the 0-1 Lions.

Drew Brees threw a career-high six touchdown passes for the Saints, who had 515 total yards to just 231 for Detroit.