We are right around twenty-four hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium, folks, which means it’s time to take a look at how fans of the Minnesota Vikings can follow along with this week’s contest as they take on the Detroit Lions.
Whether you’re at home or traveling the highways and bi-ways of America, we’ve got you covered.
Once again, we are back to the one true, good, and correct time for an NFL kickoff, that being noon Central time on Sunday afternoon. (Reminder: For you folks in the States, turn your clocks back an hour before you go to sleep tonight.) This all-NFC matchup will be televised on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities area, and the play-by-play will be handled by Kenny Albert and Daryl Johnston. If you are not in the Twin Cities area and are wondering if you’re in the primary coverage area for this one, here’s a look at the coverage map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Lions game is represented by the lime green area.
If you’re in the Anchorage or Fairbanks, Alaska areas, you’ll be getting this one, too. If you’re outside of the area and will be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to get this game, you’ll be tuning to Channel 709.
Sports on Canadian TV hasn’t updated its coverage for this week, but when they tell us where to find this one north of the border, we’ll pass it along.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, it does not appear that this one is going to be carried live anywhere. You’ll have to rely on NFL Game Pass if you want to see the action live. (Thanks to NFL UK for that information.)
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will be shown live on the American Forces Network. You’ll be able to find this one on AFN Sports, with kickoff scheduled for 1800Z. That means a 1900L kickoff time for everyone in Central Europe, 2230L for folks in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Sunday morning for fans 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 Lions’ radio crew can be found on Sirius Channel 135. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 818.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, I hope everyone is properly prepared because, for the first time this year. . .THE GUN SHOW IS COMIN’ TO MINNEAPOLIS! Yes, this one is going to be officiated by the crew led by Ed Hochuli. The last time he officiated a Vikings game was also against the Lions, as he was the referee for last year’s 28-19 Minnesota win at Ford Field.
Game’s going to be indoors, ladies and gentlemen. There shouldn’t be any issues for tailgating or anyone traveling to or from the game, according to the folks from Weather Underground. Temperatures will be getting up into the mid-60s by kickoff time, and there’s no chance of precipitation all day long.
It doesn’t appear that there is any sort of legal online stream for this one if you’re back stateside. For everyone overseas, it will be watchable on NFL Game Pass.
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, 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 feel free to not blame us for any ill effects your computer or device might suffer as a result.
That should be all of the information you need in order to enjoy Sunday afternoon’s contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. 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.