A few weeks ago when Minnesota quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with a season-ending surgery, I was devastated. I would've never guessed in a million years, that the Green Bay fanatic, Brain, would comfort Viking fans like me.

All that has been forgotten. The regular season is here and it's time for the division rivals to go to war.

Now I know what you're thinking. What about the silent count? The noise will be so loud in US Bank Stadium, thinking may even be out of the question. Look at all that glass and the ceiling (below) that will also reflect the crowd noise. Minnesota handed out ear plugs before their first preseason game. Newser says crowd noise reached 105 decibels at a soccer match, 10 times louder than some other NFL stadiums. First home game, all of America watching on TV... they'll obliterate that noise level. Now, if you'll excuse me. I need to find Brain some Vikings braids.

[via Newser]