(Philadelphia, PA) — The quest to repeat begins tonight as the Eagles host the Falcons to kick off the 2018 NFL season. Nick Foles has been tabbed as the starting quarterback for Philadelphia as Carson Wentz recovers from knee surgery. The Eagles will raise their championship banner after beating the Patriots in February for their first Super Bowl title. The Vikings begin the year on Sunday facing the San Francisco 49ers at US Bank Stadium. With Kirk Cousins now at quarterback, the Vikes look to improve on last year’s run to the NFC Championship Game.
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Golden Gophers are back in action on Saturday. Minnesota aims for a 2-and-0 start at home against Fresno State. The Gophers cruised to a 48-10 win over New Mexico State to open the season last Thursday.
(Undated) — North Dakota faces its toughest test of the season on Saturday at 11th-ranked Washington. UND opened the season with a 35-7 rout of Mississippi Valley State last Thursday. Meanwhile, North Dakota State is off this week and will host North Alabama one week from Saturday.
(Houston, TX) — Jake Odorizzi didn’t make it through five innings as the Twins were crushed 9-1 in Houston. Odorizzi fell to 5-and-10. Willians Astudillo homered for Minnesota’s only run. The Twins were swept in the three-game series and have lost five straight overall. The Twins are off today. They open a six-game home-stand tomorrow night with the first of three against the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Yankees will come to town starting Monday.