UPDATE: Apparently, contrary to what we posted originally in this story, the game is not being streamed by Yahoo! after all. I had seen sources saying that it would be. We will clarify viewing options further in our Game Day coverage post later this week. Original story follows. -Chris
As we already know, this week’s Minnesota Vikings game will be taking place earlier than normal because it’s being played over in London. Kickoff from Twickenham Stadium is set for 8:30 AM Central on Sunday morning, and for many viewers, it won’t be as easy as turning on the television and finding the game. We’ll go over this in our weekly post on how to follow the game, but a few people have asked, so I want to get this information out there now.
If you live in the Twin Cities area
If you’re in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, it actually will be as easy as turning on the television and finding the game. That’s because the local CBS affiliate, WCCO, will be broadcasting the game. The NFL Today will be on an hour before kickoff leading up to the contest. (If you’re a Vikings fan in the Cleveland area, I’m assuming their local CBS affiliate will have the game as well.)
That’s the easy part.
If you don’t live in the Twin Cities area
Everyone outside of the Twin Cities will have to watch the game on one of a couple different alternatives.
If you have the NFL Network, the game will be shown there. Make sure to check your listings to determine what channel the NFL Network is in your area. I know it’s Channel 212 on DirecTV, because that’s what I have at home. For everyone else, your mileage may vary.
It appears that you might be able to get the game on CBS.com as well, though we are working to confirm that for sure.
As we find more legal. . .and I can’t emphasize that enough. . .ways for Vikings fans to watch this weekend’s game, we will provide them here. For now, however, those are the primary ones.
How will you be watching this Sunday?