It's game day, everybody! We're about six hours away from kickoff at Paul Brown Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and the Cincinnati Bengals. If you need to know how to follow the action, we've got all of that information for you in one convenient place.
Kickoff for this one is scheduled for noon Central time, and since the Vikings (an NFC team) are the road team in this interconference match-up, the coverage will be handled by FOX. According to the folks from The 506, the play-by-play team for this one will be Dick Stockton and Ronde Barber. Yes, that Ronde Barber.
For those of you that are outside the regular viewing area and are relying on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to view today's game, you can find it on Channel 710.
This game will not be featured on the American Forces Network, as they will be showing Colts/Chiefs (AFN Xtra), Saints/Panthers (AFN Sports), and Dolphins/Bills (AFN Prime Atlantic) during the early game spots. If you are watching in the United Kingdom, the game will be available 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 can get the Bengals' feed on XM 225 (since XM usually only has the home team's feed). If you have a Sirius Radio, you can get the Vikings' call on Channel 138 or the Bengals' announcers on Channel 92.
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.