We are less than 24 hours away from what has to be considered the Game of the Week in the National Football League, as your 7-2 Minnesota Vikings prepare to play host to the 7-2 Los Angeles Rams at U.S. Bank Stadium. As we do every week, we’re here to give you all of the ways that you can follow along with all of the football action for this week.
Despite this probably being the best game in the NFL this week, it will take place at that best of all start times for NFL action, that being at noon Central on Sunday afternoon. This is an all-NFC matchup, so you will be able to see it on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities area. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, and. . .for some reason. . .Greg Olsen.
If you’re not in the Twin Cities area, here is the coverage map from the good folks at 506 Sports that shows where this is your primary game. The Vikings/Rams game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re looking for this game on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll have to point the receiver to Channel 710.
For our friends north of the border, it appears this one is going to be shown on CTV Winnipeg, CTV Two, and RDS2.
If you’re wanting to watch this one in the United Kingdom, this one is going to be shown live on Sky Sports. Kickoff for this one is set for 6:00 PM UK time.
As far as our men and women serving in uniform overseas, the folks from the American Forces Network have actually decided to show this one live! This is just the fourth live broadcast for the Vikings this year on AFN for reasons I’m not sure of. In any case, this one will be shown on AFN Sports, with kickoff scheduled for 1800Z. That means a start time of 1900L for everyone in Central Europe, 2230L for folks in Afghanistan, and a bright and early 0300L on Monday morning kickoff for those of you 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 82 on either your Sirius or XM dial. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week’s game will be headed up by Walt Anderson. The last time that Anderson’s crew officiated a Vikings game was a good one for the purple, as they called the first ever regular season game at U.S. Bank Stadium, a 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
The game will be played inside of U.S. Bank Stadium, but there have been a couple of rumblings that the team could open up the big doors that lead into the stadium. If they do that, it’s going to be a chilly one, as Weather Underground is putting the temperature in the Twin Cities on Sunday at a bright, balmy 33 degrees at kickoff, with winds coming out of the southwest at 5-10 miles an 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 Los Angeles Rams 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!