It's a quick turnaround for our favorite team, as they're up for their one (currently schedule) prime time game of the year. The Minnesota Vikings are heading to Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers. We want you to be able to follow all of the action, and this post will give you all of the different ways that you can do just that.
This Thursday Night Football contest is going to be aired on the NFL Network and on CBS. Be sure to check your local listings. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM Central time. The announcers for this one will be the CBS "A" team. . .allegedly. . .of Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
If you're looking for the game up in Canada, you can find it on CBS, Sportsnet, and TVA Sports. (Thanks to A Rouge Point for that info.)
For our friends in the United Kingdom, the game will be shown on Sky Sports, with kickoff scheduled for 1:25 AM local time on Friday morning. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will be featured on the American Forces Network on AFN Xtra. Kickoff is scheduled for 0225L for folks in Central Europe, 0455L in Afghanistan, and 0925L for everyone in Japan and Korea.
If you're traveling or just prefer to hear the Minnesota Vikings' announcers over the television crew, you can tune into the Vikings Radio Network. Per NFL rules, the game will not be on the site for KFAN-FM 100.3 (the Vikings' flagship station), but here is the full list of stations that will allow you to see if you have an affiliate in your area.
If you have satellite radio, you have avenues there as well. If you have a Sirius radio, you can hear the Vikings on Channel 93. If you have an XM Radio, you can tune to XM 225. (This is one of the rare occasions where XM has both the home and away feeds. Usually they just have the home team.) You can also hear the Westwood One national feed on both Sirius and XM Channel 88. If you have access to the SiriusXM Online app or access to SiriusXM Online, you can find the Vikings' feed on Channel 817.
At the present time, the Football Refs website does not have the information on the crew that will be officiating Thursday night's game. It won't be Pete Morelli, who will be officiating a game in Texas, where hopefully his incompetence won't have too great an outcome on the game.
To the best of my knowledge, there aren't any legal ways for folks in the U.S. to legally stream this game, although I'm guessing that NFL.com will have some sort of coverage on it. CBS is currently the only major football broadcaster (as far as I know) that doesn't have some sort of streaming set up. If you're overseas, you can stream it using NFL Game Pass, which is awesome.
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. And be sure to enjoy your malware.
That should be all of the info needed to follow along with the action from the Lambeau Field this Thursday night, folks. We'll have the Open Thread up here about an hour before kickoff for you to hang out in as well.