While we’re all watching the NFL on this Sunday, it’s getting closer to the time where we get to watch the game we really care about. Yes, it will be the second appearance this season for the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football, as they will travel to Soldier Field to take on the Chicago Bears.
How can you follow along with all the action? Well, we have all of the information you need in order to do just that.
Since this is a Monday Night Football matchup, it will be broadcast on ESPN. Wondering if you’re in the coverage area for this one? Turn on ESPN. . .the game will be on, I promise. If you are in the Twin Cities area, the game will also be shown on WCCO, Channel 4. The announcing crew for this one will be Sean McDonough and Jon Gruden, the lead ESPN crew for Monday Night Football. Kickoff time for this one is scheduled for 7:30 PM Central on Monday night.
Our friends from Sports on Canadian TV haven’t updated for Monday yet, but I think I can pretty safely assume that the coverage for this one north of the border will be handled by TSN.
For fans in the United Kingdom, this one will be shown live on Sky Sports 1. The kickoff for this one will be taking place at 12:30 AM on Tuesday morning. (Thank you to NFL UK for that information.)
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this one will be live on the American Forces Network. More specifically it will be on AFN Sports, with coverage starting at 0000Z on Tuesday. That means you’re looking at a 0100L broadcast if you’re in Central Europe, 0430L on Tuesday morning if you’re in Afghanistan, and 0900L on Tuesday morning for everyone in Japan and Korea.
For everyone that’s going to be listening on the radio, you can find an affiliate in your area that’s a part of the Vikings Radio Network. If you do not have an affiliate near you, another alternative would be to check out the TuneIn online radio service.
If you’re going the satellite radio route, you can find the feed from the Vikings Radio Network on Sirius Channel 83 or XM Channel 226. The feed from the Bears’ radio crew can be found on Sirius Channel or XM Channel 225. There will also be the “national” feed from Westwood One on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88, and the broadcast will even be available en espanol on Sirius or XM Channel 157. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 818.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this one will be led by Gene Steratore. Steratore has been a head referee in the NFL since 2006, and his most recent involvement with the Vikings came last season. His crew was on the field for the Vikings’ 23-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday Night Football last year.
The forecast at Weather Underground tells us that it’s going to be a second straight windy game for the Vikings, as the winds were blowing pretty hard last week in Philadelphia as well. Temperatures will be in the mid-50s at kickoff and throughout the game, with winds coming out of the south at around 15 miles per hour.
Since this one is being shown on ESPN, it will be shown on the WatchESPN app. For everyone overseas, it will be watchable on NFL Game Pass.
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That should be all of the information you need in order to enjoy Sunday afternoon’s contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago bears from Soldier Field in Chicago. We’ll have the Game Thread up and ready to go approximately an hour before kickoff, and we hope to see a lot of you folks there for it.