We’re less than 24 hours away from another Sunday of Minnesota Vikings’ football. This week, they’ll be on the road once again to take on an Atlanta Falcons team that has started to come to life after some early season struggles. The Vikings come into this game with a 9-2 record, winning their last seven in a row, while the 7-4 Falcons are riding a three-game winning streak.
So, how can you follow along with all of the action from Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday afternoon? Well, we’re here to give you all of that information.
This game will kick off at the best of times for NFL action, that being 12:00 PM Central on Sunday afternoon. This all-NFC matchup will be broadcast by FOX, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities, and the play-by-play will be handled by Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis. If you’re not in the Twin Cities area, judging by the map from the good folks at 506 Sports, there’s a good chance that this is going to be your primary game anyway. The Vikings/Falcons game is represented by the red area.
If, for some reason, you’re not in the red area and need to find this game on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’re going to be looking for Channel 711.
If you’re watching this one north of the border, there are numerous CTV outlets that you’ll be able to find it on, including CTV Alberta, BC, Northern Ontario, Ottawa, Saskatchewan, and Winnipeg.
For viewers in the United Kingdom, you’ll be able to see this one on Sky Sports. Kickoff is slated for 6:00 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will (surprisingly) be shown live on the American Forces Network. More specifically, you’ll be able to find it on AFN Sports. Kickoff is set for 1800Z, which is 1900L in Central Europe, 2230L in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday Morning 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 137. If you have an XM radio, you’re going to be stuck with the Falcons’ feed on XM Channel 82. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this Sunday’s game will be led by Brad Allen. Allen was last a part of a Vikings’ game back in October of 2016, as he was the lead official for the Vikings’ 24-10 victory over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
This game will be played indoors (with the Falcons having announced that the roof at their new stadium would not be opened again this season). If you’re going to be heading to the ATL for this one, the weather will be pretty good, as they’re looking at sunny skies, light winds, and temperatures in the mid-60s according to Weather Underground.
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 Mercedes-Benz Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Atlanta Falcons 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!