We are 24 hours away from kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium between the Green Bay Packers and your Minnesota Vikings, ladies and gentlemen. We want to make sure that everyone has the ability to keep up with all of the action in this NFC North battle, and if you're wondering how you can go about doing that, we have all the different means for doing so right here.
Much like last week, we are going to have a little bit of a wait for kickoff. Things are scheduled to get underway at 3:25 PM Central on Sunday, since the NFL pushed this game into one of the late time slots. Coverage will be handled by FOX, which means KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities area. If you're outside of the Twin Cities. . .well, the odds are pretty good that you're going to be able to see this one anyway. Here's the coverage map for the FOX late games, courtesy of the folks from 506 Sports. Our game of interest is being shown in the red area.
Yep. . .pretty big area. (The blue area is for San Francisco/Seattle.)
Chris Myers and Ronde Barber will not be on the call this week. . .it's worse. Much worse. Handling the playcalling duties in this one will be Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
If you're outside of the red area on the map and need to tune in using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you'll be looking for Channel 714.
For our Canadian friends, this game will be broadcast Canada-wide on CTV2, as well as on Fox Boston, Buffalo, Burlington, Detroit, Minneapolis, and Rochester. (Thanks to A Rouge Point for that information.)
If you're in the United Kingdom, this game will be featured on Sky Sports. Kickoff will take place at 9:25 PM. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
For our men and women serving overseas, this game will be shown live on the American Forces Network. The game will be shown on AFN Sports with coverage starting at 2125Z. That means a kickoff of 2225L for folks in Central Europe, 0155L on Monday morning in Afghanistan, and 0625L Monday morning in Japan and Korea.
If you'd rather listen to someone else. . .anyone else, given the announce team. . .the Vikings Radio Network is here for you. Maybe. We have a full list of Vikings Radio Network affiliates for you to check out if you're nearby. Remember, these stations can not stream the game on their sites online. The NFL says they can't.
If you're going to be going the satellite radio route, you can find the Vikings' feed on either XM Channel 82 or Sirius Channel 82. If you're using the SiriusXM app, you can find the Vikings on their permanent internet home, Channel 817.
According to the folks over at Football Zebras, this week's officiating duties will be handled by the crew led by Walt Coleman. This will be the second Vikings' game that Coleman has officiated this year, as his crew handled the game between the Vikings and the Denver Broncos in Denver.
CCNorseman did a post during the preseason about legal streaming of NFL games. It outlines the only outlets for legal streaming of NFL action. If you're overseas, there's NFL GamePass to subscribe to as well.
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 that should be all the info you need to follow along with the action from TCF Bank Stadium tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have the Open Thread up tomorrow approximately an hour before kickoff, just after the inactives come out.