We’re less than 24 hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium for the Week 7 contest between the Baltimore Ravens and your Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings will look to maintain the momentum from last week’s big divisional victory, while the Ravens will be looking to keep pace in the AFC North.
How can you keep track of all the action that will be happening in Minneapolis on Sunday? Well, that’s what we’re here for. We have all of that information for you right here.
Once again, the Vikings will be kicking things off at the absolutely optimal time for NFL football, that being noon Central on Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season, the Vikings will be making an appearance on CBS, which is WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities area. For those of you that are outside of the Twin Cities area, we have the coverage map for this week’s game courtesy of the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Ravens game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re looking for this game on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you will want to point the box towards Channel 705. Play-by-play for this one will be handled by the star of Gumbel to Gumbel, Greg Gumbel, along with Trent Green.
For our friends in Canada, it looks like this one will be on CTV Northern Ontario, CTV Winnipeg, and CTV Two Network. That’s what I can find, anyway. If anyone can enlighten us further, please do so.
If you’re trying to watch from the United Kingdom, this one apparently won’t be carried on any of their regular broadcast partners. You would have to use NFL Game Pass. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM UK time.
Once again, the American Forces Network has decided that the Vikings are not worthy of being shown live, so you’re going to have to catch them on a replay instead. That replay will be shown at 1000Z on Monday, and will be shown on AFN Sports. That means a start time of 1100L for everyone in Central Europe, 1330L in Afghanistan, and 1800L in 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 83 on either the Sirius or the XM side. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Football Zebras informs us that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by Carl Cheffers. Hopefully things will go better for the purple than they did the last time he was the head official for one of their games. The last game Vikings’ game Cheffers officiated was the team’s 16-13 loss to the Detroit Lions last Thanksgiving.
The game is going to take place within the friendly, climate-controlled confines of U.S. Bank Stadium. The forecast from Weather Underground shows us that the weather for any traveling and/or tailgating activities you might engage in should be very good. By kickoff, temperatures will be in the upper 50s, with winds coming out of the southwest at around 10 miles per hour.
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 Baltimore Ravens 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!