Well, folks, I've been a bit lax this week in getting things done, it appears, between some work-related stress and. . .well, the fact that this weekend's game looks more like an execution than a football contest. . .my enthusiasm hasn't been quite where it should be this week. But, we're finally about 24 hours away between this week's contest between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. If you want to keep an eye on the action on Sunday, we have all of the ways that you can do that here in one place.
Kickoff time for this one is, once again, set for noon Central time, and we're back on FOX this week after a one-week trip to CBS. The announce team for this week is Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston. You can take a look at the maps provided by the folks from The 506 and see if you are in or near the primary viewing area for this weekend's game.
If you are not in the primary viewing area and need to make use of the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package, you will have to point your box to Channel 711.
Those of you residing north of the border can find this game on either CTV Winnipeg or FOX Minneapolis. (Thanks to A Rouge Point for that information.)
Folks over in the United Kingdom are going to have to get 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 featured games for the early slots are Detroit at New England (AFN Sports) and Cleveland at Atlanta (AFN Prime Pacific).
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 138. If you have an XM Radio, you can tune to XM 230. 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.
Per the folks from Football Zebras, this week's officiating crew will be headed up by Clete Blakeman. Pete Morelli will be officiating the game on Monday between the Bills and Jets in Detroit, which means a much smaller portion of the country than usual will get an opportunity to see just how awful he is.
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 TCF Bank 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.