We're 24 hours away from kickoff in Atlanta for this weekend's game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Atlanta Falcons, ladies and gentlemen. In order to make sure that you're able to follow along with all of the action from the Georgia Dome, we've got all of the different means for you to do so right here.
After a couple of weeks of having to wait for the Vikings' game to kick off, this week's game is back at the best possible time for NFL football, that being noon Central time on Sunday. With this being an all-NFC match-up, the game will be shown on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities area. If you're wondering whether or not you're in the broadcast area for this weekend's game, here's the map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Falcons game is represented by the darker blue color.
Our game will also be the featured game in Alaska, according to The 506.
On the call for the game this week will be Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch.
If you're outside of the broadcast area and will be looking for the game on the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package, you'll want to set the box to Channel 705.
For those folks north of the border, there are a lot of different stations carrying this contest. You can see it on CTV Alberta, Kingston, Ottawa, Peterborough, Saskatchewan, Thunder Bay, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. It will also be on FOX Detroit, Minneapolis, Spokane, and Tacoma. (Thanks to A Rouge Point for that information.)
For our men and women overseas, this game will be shown live on the American Forces Network. The game will be on AFN Sports 2, and kickoff is scheduled for 1800Z. That means a kickoff time of 1900L for folks in Central Europe, 2230L for everyone in Afghanistan, and for those in Japan and Korea, you'll have to wait until 0300L on Monday morning. (As someone that's done the NFL thing from Korea before, let me tell you. . .Mondays at work are rough.)
If you'd rather listen to the call courtesy of Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Minnesota Vikings' Radio Network, we have a complete list of affiliates for you to find the one in your area. There is also, apparently, a way to listen to the radio feed online through the TuneIn radio service. I've never used it and don't know anything about it, so I can't vouch for it, but it's out there.
If you're going the satellite radio route, you can find the Vikings' radio feed on Sirius Channel 108. If you have an XM Radio, you won't be able to get the Vikings' feed. . .you'll have to settle for the Falcons' radio announcers on XM Channel 82. If you're using the SiriusXM Online App, you can find the Vikings' feed on their permanent online home, Channel 817.
According to the folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this weekend's contest in Atlanta will be headed up by Clete Blakeman. Blakeman's crew has not officiated a Vikings' game yet this season.
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 the Georgia Dome tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen. We'll have the Open Thread up tomorrow approximately an hour before kickoff, just after the inactives come out.