We're approximately 24 hours away from kickoff in Buffalo, ladies and gentlemen, so it's time to make sure you know all the ways that you can follow along with all of the action between the Minnesota Vikings and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon. Whether it's on television, on radio, or on the internet, we've got you covered.
This weekend's game will be kicking off at the best time for football, noon Central time on Sunday. This game will be on Fox, and your announce team will be
Bill Goldberg Mike Goldberg Tim Brando and Brendon Ayanbedejo. If you want to see whether or not you're in the primary broadcast area for this one. . .and if you're not in Minnesota, the Dakotas, or New York, the answer is pretty much "no, you are not". . .check out the map from the folks at The 506. (Sorry, Louisville folks. . .you don't get this week's game.)
If you're outside of the regular viewing area and will be looking for the game on the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package, you'll need to point your box to Channel 706.
Those that are looking for the game from north of the border will be able to find it on CTV Toronto or CTV Winnipeg, as well as FOX Buffalo, FOX Rochester, or FOX Minnesota. . .as opposed to FOX Rochester, Minnesota, which I don't even think is a thing. (Thanks to A Rouge Point for that info.)
Folks in the United Kingdom will have to watch this game via NFL Game Pass. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
This week's game will not be featured on the American Forces Network, as their two featured games during the early session are [EFF THOSE GUYS] at Detroit and Carolina at Green Bay.
If you're traveling or just prefer to hear the Minnesota Vikings' announcers over the FOX 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 102. If you have an XM Radio, you can tune to XM 225, but you'll be getting the Bills' announcers (XM generally only has the home team feed for whatever reason). If you have access to the SiriusXM Online app or access to SiriusXM Online through the internet, you can find the Vikings' feed on Channel 817.
Once again, THE GUN SHOW IS HEADING TO BUFFALO! Yes, for the second time this season, the Minnesota Vikings will have a game officiated by Ed Hochuli, according to the folks from FootballZebras.com. Hochuli also worked the Vikings' season opener in St. Louis. Hey, maybe it's a sign of good luck.
There are a couple of different methods available for legally streaming this week's contest. First, because this game is on Fox, is to stream it through Fox Sports Go. (There are some caveats to that. . .Awful Announcing covers them all right here.) If you live overseas, you can legally stream the game through NFL Game Pass. That's what I'm using, and it's pretty sweet.
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.
And that should give you all the information you need in order to track all of the action from Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday afternoon. As usual, the game thread will be up about an hour before kickoff, and we hope that even if you can follow the game in some other way, you'll join us there as well.