It's the Minnesota Vikings' final prime time appearance of 2013, and their only appearance on Thursday Night Football this evening as they host the Washington Redskins at the Metrodome. If you're wanting to follow all the action for this one, we have all the different ways that you can do so right here.
Tonight's game is going to be on the NFL Network, so be sure to go through your local listings in order to find it. For those of you that are local to the Twin Cities area and do not have the NFL Network, the game will be shown on My29. (Thanks to Randball's Stu on the Twitter for that information.) The announcing duties for this one, as all NFL Network games are, will be handled by the team of Brad Nessler and Mike Mayock. Coverage of the contest will begin at 7:00 PM Central time.
No need for NFL Sunday Ticket for this week's action.
For military folks overseas, the game will be handled on AFN Sports. Kickoff is scheduled for 0100Z. That's 0200L in Central Europe, 0530L in Afghanistan, and 1000L for folks in Japan and Korea.
If you're travelling or just prefer the sound of the radio call to the television announcers or what have you, the Vikings Radio Network is for you. Paul Allen and Pete Bercich are behind the mics again this season, and you can find one of their 74 affiliates near your area.
If you have satellite radio, you have options there as well. If you have an XM Radio, you'll be able to get the feed from the Redskins' announcers on Channel 225 or from the Vikings announcers on Channel 226. Apparently with this game being the only one in town for the evening, both teams feeds are available on XM. (Generally, XM only has the home team's feed.) If you have a Sirius Radio, you can get the Vikings' announcers on Channel 93 or the Redskins' announcers on Channel 92. Whether you have Sirius or XM, you can get the national feed from Westwood One on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88.
For the second time this year, and the first time in the Twin Cities, THE GUN SHOW IS IN TOWN! Yes, folks, according to the Football Refs website, it's Ed Hochuli time once again. You'll recall he did the game earlier this year between the Vikings and the Chicago Bears.
The National Football League will be streaming this evening's game at NFL.com/live. To my knowledge, this is the only legal stream for tonight's action.
As far as other streams are concerned, do NOT. . .and I mean not in any way, shape, or form. . .promote illegal streaming sites on The Daily Norseman. Not in the comments, not in the FanPosts, not in the FanShots, not in the Game Thread on Sunday, not anywhere. Don't even hint at them. Trust me on this. If you're that determined to watch the game via an illegal stream, do a Google search and find it on your own.
If you live overseas, the only legal stream, that I know of, is to purchase NFL Game Pass from the folks at NFL.com, which is actually a pretty sweet deal. I've got it for the games that aren't on AFN, and from using it to watch the pre-season games, it's a pretty solid product.
That should be everything you need to find all the Thursday Night Football action, ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy!