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Vikings at Seahawks: Game Time, Channel, Radio, Streaming and More

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

In Week 2 of the 2016 NFL preseason, the Minnesota Vikings are getting a bit of a short week. After defeating the Cincinnati Bengals by a score of 17-16 on Friday night, they have a Thursday night contest this week. They will be flying out to the West Coast to take on the team that ended their 2015 season, the Seattle Seahawks. Sadly, this means they’ll be getting a longer break before their third preseason contest, when they formally open up U.S. Bank Stadium on 28 August against the San Diego Chargers.

So, how can you follow along with all of the action from Seattle on Thursday night if you’re planning on staying up late? We have all that information for you right here.

Television Info

Being on the West Coast, this one’s going to get underway a little later, with kickoff scheduled for 9 PM Central time. The primary outlet for Vikings preseason games in the Twin Cities area is KMSP, the local FOX affiliate, which is Channel 9 on your dial. Here is a list of the stations that will be carrying the game with the Vikings’ announcing crew:

KMSP (FOX/9- Minneapolis)
WDIO (ABC/10-13 - Duluth)
KTTC (CW/10.2 - Rochester MN)
KEYC (FOX/12.2 - Mankato MN)
KVRR (FOX/15 - Fargo ND)
KNDX (FOX/26 - Bismarck ND)
KXND (FOX/24 - Minot ND)
KSFY (ABC/13 - Sioux Falls SD)
KGAN (CBS/2 - Cedar Rapids IA)
KCCI (ThisTV/8.2 - Des Moines IA)
KPTH (FOX/44 - Sioux City IA)
KGCW (CW/23 - Quad Cities)
WKBT (CBS/8 - La Crosse WI)
KETV (MeTV/7.2 - Omaha)

If you’re a West Coaster, here are the stations that will carry the Seahawks’ version of the coverage, with the call being handled by Curt Menefee and Brock Huard.

KCPQ (FOX/13 - Seattle)
KPTV (FOX/12 - Portland OR)
KAYU (FOX/28 - Spokane WA)
KCYU (FOX/41 - Yakima WA)
KFFX (FOX/11 - Tri-Cities WA)
KEVU (My/23 - Eugene OR)
KFXO (FOX/39 - Bend OR)
KFBI (My/48 - Medford OR)
KIVI (ABC/6 - Boise ID)
KSAW (ABC/51 - Twin Falls ID)
KYUR (CW/13.2 - Anchorage AK)
KGMB (CBS/5 - Honolulu)

For those of you outside of those areas, the NFL Network will actually be carrying this one LIVE on Thursday night. Check your cable or satellite listings for more details. If you miss the live broadcast, the first rebroadcast from the NFL Network I can find on their schedule is 3 PM Central on Tuesday, 23 August.

Radio Info

This game will be broadcast on the Vikings Radio Network, with the call provided by the team of Paul Allen and Pete Bercich. (Their call is also simulcast on the television broadcast.) You can find a full list of Vikings Radio Network affiliates on the official team website. See if you can find one in your area.

If you’re going to be listening in through satellite radio, you can find the Vikings’ feed on Sirius or XM Channel 81 or Channel 818 through the SiriusXM online app. If you’d rather listen to the Seahawks feed, you can find them on Sirius or XM Channel 88 or Channel 828 on the online app.

Referee Info

Our friends over at Football Zebras have not yet published the list of officiating assignments for Week 2 of the preseason, so we can’t pass it along to you at this point.

Streaming Info

From what I can tell, the only legal stream for this game would come from NFL Game Pass.

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That should be all of the information you need in order to enjoy Friday night’s contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Seattle Seahawks from CenturyLink Field. 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.