After a long and, let’s be honest, simply awful week without Minnesota Vikings football, the purple and gold are back on the field tomorrow, as they head to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. We will take a look at how you can follow along with all of the action of this week’s contest right here.
No getting up at the crack of dawn to watch football this week, folks! We are back to the standard starting time for NFL action, that being noon Central on Sunday afternoon. This all-NFC battle will happen on FOX, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. If you’re not in the Twin Cities, be sure to take a look at the coverage map from the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Redskins game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re looking for this game on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’re going to want to point the box towards Channel 709. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.
For our Canadian viewing audience, this game will be on several CTV channels, including CTV Winnipeg, CTV Saskatchewan, CTV BC, and CTV Alberta, as well as CITL. . .whatever that is.
If you’re watching from the United Kingdom, this one will not be on any of the regular outlets for NFL television over there, so you will have to use something like NFL Game Pass. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network has once again relegated the Vikings to replay status. This one is going to wind up being shown on AFN Sports on Monday at 1300Z. That’s 1400L for everyone in Central Europe, 1730L in Afghanistan, and 2200L for everyone 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 Sirius Channel 103. If you have an XM radio, you’ll be stuck with the Redskins’ feed on Channel 225. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Per the good folks at Football Zebras, the officiating for this game will be handled by Bill Vinovich. This will be the second time that Vikings fans have seen Vinovich and his crew this year, as they handled the Vikings’ 14-7 loss to the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium back in Week 4.
It’s going to be a little bit on the cool side in DC tomorrow, according to the folks from Weather Underground. At kickoff, FedEx Field will be under mostly cloudy skies and looking at temperatures in the mid-40s with some light winds coming out of the southeast.
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 FedEx Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins 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!