Today marks the beginning of the final quarter of the 2013 NFL season, folks. Just four more games for the Minnesota Vikings this season, starting with today's match-up against the Baltimore Ravens. If you're unsure of how you can follow along with all the action, we've collected all of the info you need right here in one easy place.
Today's game is set for the standard kickoff of 12:00 Noon Central time. This is an inter-conference match-up, and as the NFC's Vikings are the road team, this game will once again be televised by FOX. According to the folks from The 506, your announcers for this one will be the team of Chris Myers and Tim Ryan. . .that shows you how highly the folks from FOX view this match-up.
If you're outside of the viewing area for this game and will be relying on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch it, you can tune your receiver to Channel 704.
This game is not one of the early games that will be featured on the American Forces Network, as they will be showing Lions/Eagles (AFN Sports), Dolphins/Steelers (AFN Prime Atlantic), and Colts/Bengals (AFN Xtra) during the early game slots. If you're in the United Kingdom, the game will be available to you on Game Pass.
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're stuck with the Ravens' feed on XM 228 (since XM usually only has the home team's feed). If you have a Sirius Radio, you can get the Vikings' call on Channel 132 or the Ravens' announcers on Channel 157.
To my knowledge, there are no legal streaming options for this game, save for having the Sunday Ticket package through your favorite video game console.
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 Sunday's action, folks. And, as always, we'll have the Game Threads here for your interactive coverage of the festivities.