We're right around 24 hours from kickoff at Soldier Field between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, and you might be looking for how you can follow the action this Sunday afternoon. Well, look no further, because we have all the different ways you can follow along right here.
Kickoff time for this one is scheduled for noon Central time and, despite this being an all-NFC matchup, this game will be televised on CBS (for reasons we've already detailed). Our announcers for this one are going to be Kevin Harlan (who is awesome) and Rich Gannon. You can take a look at the maps from The 506 to see if you are in the primary viewing area for this contest.
If you are not in the primary viewing area and will be watching this one on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you will have to tune your box to Channel 709.
Our Canadian friends will be able to view this game on CTV Winnipeg or CTV Saskatchewan, as well as CBS Minneapolis and CBS Detroit. (Thanks to A Rouge Point, as always.)
If you're in the United Kingdom, you're going to have to get this game via NFL Game Pass. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
This game will not be featured on the American Forces Network, as their two games in the early slots are Seattle at Kansas City and Cincinnati at the dirtiest franchise in the NFL.
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 112. If you have an XM Radio, you can tune to XM 229, but you'll be stuck with the Bears' announcers, as XM generally only has the home team feed. 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.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, this weekend's game will be refereed by Ronald Torbert. Not completely familiar with his work. Pete Morelli, who is still the worst official in professional sports, will be officiating the Sunday Night contest, which is still a good distance away from Soldier Field.
To my knowledge, CBS does not have a way to legally stream their games online. (If there is one, feel free to correct me.) 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 Soldier Field 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.