We're about 24 hours away from kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium for this weekend's contest between your Minnesota Vikings and the St. Louis Rams. If you're looking for how you can follow all of the action tomorrow, we've got everything you need right here.
As we've had the past couple of weeks, kickoff for this one is scheduled for noon Central, and the coverage for this all-NFC match-up will be handled by FOX. So, if you're in the Twin Cities, you're once again going to be tuning in to KMSP-9. If you're not in the Twin Cities, here's the broadcast map for this week, courtesy of the folks over at The 506. The coverage area for Vikings/Rams is shown in yellow.
The announcing crew for this one will be Thom Brennaman and Charles Davis. I guess that Chris Myers and Ronde Barber were busy this week.
If you're going to be tuning in through the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you'll want to point yourself to Channel 710.
For our friends north of the border, you'll be able to find this one on CTV Winnipeg. (Thanks to the folks from A Rouge Point for that information.)
If you're in the United Kingdom, it appears the only way you'll be able to get this one is through NFL Game Pass. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
For our men and women overseas, this game will. . .once again. . .not be shown live on the American Forces Network, but you will be able to catch a replay of the action, with kickoff coming at 0700Z on Monday, 9 November. That's 0800L in Central Europe, 1130L in Afghanistan, and 1600L in Japan and Korea, and it will be shown on AFN Sports.
If you're going to be near a radio in the Upper Midwest and want to be entertained by Paul Allen and Pete Bercich, the Vikings' Radio Network has you covered. Here is a full list of affiliates, so you can find the one nearest you. And no, the online sites for these radio stations will not, in fact, be streaming the game online, because the NFL says they can't. If that's an issue, you can file a grievance with Roger Goodell that will receive the same amount of attention as every other grievance that gets filed with Roger Goodell.
If you're going the satellite radio route, the Vikings feed will be on XM 225 (it's on XM this week because the Vikings are the home team) or on Sirius 83. If you're using the SiriusXM Online App, you can find the game on the Vikings' permanent internet home, Channel 817.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, this week's contest at TCF Bank Stadium will be officiated by Ron Torbert's crew. Well, it's not Pete Morelli, which is good enough for me.
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 the aforementioned 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.