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NFL Week 2 Non-Vikings Open Thread

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The Minnesota Vikings don’t play until much later on in the day, but there’s still plenty of NFL action out there

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

As we all know, the Minnesota Vikings won’t hit the field until this evening. That means that, for the first time this year, we get the next best thing.

It’s not a Sunday Bloody Sunday.

It’s not a Pleasant Valley Sunday.

It’s not even an ice cream sunday. . .er, sundae.

No, ladies and gentlemen, for the first time this year. . .it’s a RED ZONE SUNDAY for fans of the purple! Yes, while we wait for the game that matters the most this week, we can take in all of the action from across the NFL courtesy of the greatest thing to come across television screens since. . .I don’t know. . .the shift from black and white to color, I suppose.

Am I exaggerating? Am I?

Anyway, here is the full slate of games for today. If you don’t have the Red Zone Channel and aren’t sure which games are going to be shown in your area, the good folks at 506 Sports have all the maps for this week’s broadcasts.

Early Games on CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots - Greg Gumbel, Trent Green
Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans - Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions - Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein
Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns - Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms

Early Games on FOX

Dallas Cowboys at Washington Redskins - Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch
New Orleans Saints at New York Giants - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston
San Francisco 49ers at Carolina Panthers - Chris Myers, Ronde Barber

Late Games on CBS

Indianapolis Colts at Denver Broncos - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Atlanta Falcons at Oakland Raiders - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Jacksonville Jaguars at San Diego Chargers - Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta

Late Games on FOX

Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals - Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman

The Monday Night Football game for this weekend will see the Chicago Bears play host to the Philadelphia Eagles.

There you have it, folks. . .all of your NFL action for Sunday afternoon leading up to the main event on Sunday night. Whether there are specific games you’re keeping your eye on or not, you can talk about all of it right here with your fellow Minnesota Vikings fans!