We're twenty-four hours from kickoff at TCF Bank Stadium for the Minnesota Vikings' penultimate (schedule) home game on the University of Minnesota campus. They will take on their NFC North rivals, the Chicago Bears, in a game that could put them right on the edge of a post-season berth with a victory. If you're wondering how you can follow all of the action from Minneapolis on Sunday, we have it all right here for you.
We're back to the best time of all for NFL kickoffs, that being noon Central time. (This might be the last time this year we'll be able to say that.) This game will be shown on FOX, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities area. If you're not sure whether or not you're in the primary broadcast area for this one, here's the map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Bears/Vikings game is shown in the blue area.
The broadcast team for this one will be Kevin Burkhardt and John Lynch.
If you're outside of the local area and will be looking for this game on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, tune the box to Channel 710. (Thanks to "just_rob" for throwing that into the comments. . .I usually include that here.)
For our friends from north of the border, you will be able to find this game on TSN, CTV Winnipeg, Fox Detroit, and Fox Minneapolis. (Thanks to the folks from A Rouge Point for that information.)
If you're in the United Kingdom, this game is not going to be featured on any of the main networks over there. Your best bet, in that case, is NFL GamePass. (Thanks to NFL UK.)
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game is not going to be shown live on the American Forces Network, so you're going to have to wait for the replay. That replay will be on AFN Sports 2 on Monday at 1100Z. That's 1200L for everyone in Central Europe, 1530L for folks in Afghanistan, and 2000L for everyone in Japan and Korea.
If you're not located somewhere that you can see Sunday's game, you can get the call from Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Vikings Radio Network. Here is a list of the affiliates to help you find one in the local area. As an alternative, you can check out the TuneIn online service.
If you're going to attempt to find the game on satellite radio, you'll be able to find the Vikings' feed on Sirius Channel 83 or XM Channel 226. If you're using the SiriusXM Online App, you can find the Vikings on their permanent home there, Channel 817.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating duties for this weekend's game will be handled by the crew led by Brad Allen. His crew has not been involved in a game that the Vikings have played in 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 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.