In a little more than twenty-four hours, my friends, we will be able to watch Minnesota Vikings football that actually means something! Yes, our favorite football team will open up the 2016 NFL regular season against the Tennessee Titans live from Nissan Field in Nashville, Tennessee.
We want as many Vikings’ fans as possible to be able to follow along with all of the action tomorrow afternoon, and we’re going to be giving you all of the different ways that you can do just that right here.
Kickoff for this one is scheduled for that greatest of all NFL kickoff times, noon Central time on Sunday afternoon. The coverage for this one will be handled by FOX, and the announcers for this one will be the team of Dick Stockton and Chris “Why, Yes, I Am Rick’s Brother” Spielman.
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the primary coverage area for this week’s game, here’s the map from the good folks at 506 Sports. The areas that will be getting the Vikings/Titans game are colored in orange.
If you’re in the Honolulu, Hawai’i metropolitan area, you’re part of the coverage as well.
If you’re outside of the orange areas on the map and will be watching the game via the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver to Channel 713.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the folks from A Rouge Point have updated their site since January, so I don’t have the inside track on where you can see this one in Canada. If anyone has a lead on Canadian sports listings, leave a link in the comments.
For our men and women serving their country overseas, we’re happy to report that this one will be shown LIVE on the American Forces Network! It will be shown on AFN Prime Atlantic, and kickoff time is scheduled for 1800Z. That means a kickoff time of 1900L for everyone in Central Europe, 2130L in Afghanistan, and 0200L on Monday 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 136. (XM will not be carrying the Vikings feed.) The feed from the Titans radio crew can be found on Sirius Channel 121 or XM Channel 228. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 818.
According to the good folks over at Football Zebras, the crew for this week’s contest will be led by the venerable Walt Coleman. Coleman has been a referee since 1999, and was the lead official for three Vikings’ games last year. . .all losses. (Week 4 at Denver, Week 11 vs Green Bay, and the Wild Card playoff game against Seattle.)
It looks like Mother Nature is going to give us pretty much optimal football weather in Nashville on Sunday. Temperatures at kickoff should be in the mid-to-high 70s with winds coming out of the northeast at about five miles an hour.
A good place to start as a reference point for this sort of thing is the post that CCNorseman did last year about legal streaming sources. For everyone overseas (such as yours truly), there is NFL Game Pass, which is pretty awesome.
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 this evening’s contest between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tennessee Titans from Nissan Stadium in Nashville. 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.