We've got the final meeting between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears at the Metrodome in Minneapolis on tap for this afternoon, folks. We're about six hours from kickoff, and if you're trying to figure out how and where to follow all the action, let us give you a hand with that.
This game will kick off at the standard 12:00 noon start time, and with this featuring lots of hot NFC-on-NFC action, it will be handled by the folks over at FOX. Our announcer team for this one is the same as it was the last time these two teams got together, that being the team of Thom Brenneman and Brian "Gerald Allen" Billick, according to the folks from The 506. Hopefully there won't be any "technical difficulties" with the FOX broadcast in this one, unlike the crap fest they gave us at Soldier Field when we spent most of the first half not being able to hear and/or see anything.
For those of you that are outside of the broadcast area for this game and will be relying on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you'll be able to find this one on Channel 705.
This week's game will, unfortunately, not be featured anywhere on the American Forces Network. If you're living 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, as the Vikings are the home team you can get their 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 117 or the Bears announcers on Channel 135.
Thanks to the folks from the Football Refs website, I can tell you that this week's game will be handled by Carl Cheffers and crew.
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 night's action, folks. And, as always, we'll have the Game Threads here for your interactive coverage of the festivities.