We’re less than 24 hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium for this Sunday’s big NFC North tilt between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers. This is a huge one for the purple, as a victory would move them to 4-2 and into a tie for the top spot in the division, as well as giving them a 2-1 record in the division with half the NFC North slate completed.
We’re going to let you know how you can follow all of the action from U.S. Bank Stadium tomorrow, whether it’s on television, on the radio, or online.
After a game in prime time, the Vikings are back to getting things started at the best start time for NFL action, that being at noon Central on Sunday. This one will be broadcast on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities area. If you’re outside of Minneapolis/St. Paul, here’s a look at the broadcast map for this weekend’s contest, courtesy of the good folks from 506 Sports. The Vikings/Packers game is represented by the red area.
If you’re looking for this game on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver towards Channel 709.
The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Troy Aikman and. . .NOT JOE BUCK! (Buck is currently off ruining baseball for America’s sports-viewing populace.) Thom Brennaman will be in the booth with Aikman for this one.
We’ll update where you can see this game in Canada late on tonight or sometime before kickoff tomorrow.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, you’ll be able to see this game on Sky Sports. Kickoff time in the UK is slated for 6:00 PM local.
For our men and women serving overseas, you’ll be able to watch this one live on the American Forces Network, and specifically on AFN Sports 2. Kickoff will take place at 1800Z, which means you’re looking at a start time of 1900L if you’re in Central Europe, 2130L in Afghanistan, and 0200L on Monday for Japan and Korea.
If you’re not going to be anywhere near a television for this one, you’ll be able to hear the call from Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Vikings Radio Network. That link goes to a list of Vikings Radio Network affiliates across the Upper Midwest. See if yours will be carrying the game. There are a couple of other places you can find it online as well, including the TuneIn radio service as well as the KFAN site (if you’re on a desktop or laptop computer only. . .it won’t work on phones or tablets).
If you’re going to be listening via satellite radio, you can have the Vikings’ feed on Channel 82 on either the Sirius or the XM side. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Courtesy of the folks from Football Zebras, we have learned that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by Ron Torbert. Torbert’s crew has not worked a game involving the Vikings since 2015, when they officiated Minnesota’s 21-18 overtime victory over the St. Louis Rams at TCF Bank Stadium.
This one’s going to be inside, ladies and gentlemen, and if you’re going to be traveling towards U.S. Bank Stadium for this one, you’re actually going to encounter. . .get this. . .fall-like weather! The temperature at kickoff is forecast to be in the upper 40s, with winds coming out of the northwest at about 10 miles per hour under partly cloudy skies. (Thanks to Weather Underground for the forecast.)
There are several other subscription services that are available in order to stream the game legally. Among them are Fubo.tv, USTVNow, and Sling TV. If you’re overseas, your best bet is going to be NFL GamePass.
Please do not come here and promote illegal streams for people to watch games on. You know those guys that show up in the content section on game day and post the things with the big, annoying graphics that say “WATCH NFL FREE HERE?” Those people get banned. The same thing will happen to you, regardless if you have 10 comments here or 1,000 or 10,000. You’re not a hero for finding a way to watch the game illegally, so please don’t do it.
That should be all of the information you need in order to keep track of all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon. We’ll have our Open Thread for the first quarter up about an hour before kickoff or so, and we hope that you’ll join us here for all of the action!