Much like Messrs. Bachman, Turner, and Overdrive, the Minnesota Vikings spent their Saturday night taking care of business, as they completed their first sweep of the Green Bay Packers since 2009 and inched closer to a first-round playoff bye.
Of course, that means that the Vikings will not be on this afternoon or evening. So, for the final time this season, we have ourselves a (modified, limited) RED ZONE SUNDAY here at The Daily Norseman! That’s right, we can just sit back, relax, and watch the rest of the NFL beat each other up for the next couple of days and have not a care in the world.
I’ve already detailed some of the games that we need to pay attention to today in the Vikings’ quest to wrap up a first-round bye, but this is the full list of games that will be taking place today. If you don’t have the Red Zone Channel or DirecTV and want to know what games are playing in your area, feel free to check out the coverage maps from 506 Sports.
Early Games on CBS
- Cleveland Browns at Chicago Bears (DirecTV Ch 705) - Tom McCarthy, Steve Beuerlein
- Miami Dolphins at Kansas City Chiefs (DirecTV Ch 706) - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
- Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots (DirecTV Ch 707) - Jim Nantz, Tony Romo
- Los Angeles Chargers at New York Jets (DirecTV Ch 708) - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts
- Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins (DirecTV Ch 709) - Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta
Early Games on FOX
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers (DirecTV Ch 710) - Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber
- Detroit Lions at Cincinnati Bengals (DirecTV Ch 711) - Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman
- Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints (DirecTV Ch 712) - Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis
- Los Angeles Rams at Tennessee Titans (DirecTV Ch 713) - Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston
Late Game on CBS
- Jacksonville Jaguars at San Francisco 49ers (DirecTV Ch 714) - Andrew Catalon, James Lofton
Late Games on FOX
- New York Giants at Arizona Cardinals (DirecTV Ch 715) - Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth
- Seattle Seahawks at Dallas Cowboys (DirecTV Ch 716) - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman
There will be no Sunday Night Football game this week, but there will be two games on Monday. The early Monday contest will feature the Houston Texans hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers (NBC/NFLN, 3:30 PM Central), while the late game will see the Oakland Raiders taking on the Philadelphia Eagles (ESPN, 7:30 PM Central).
With that, feel free to enjoy the rest of the Week 16 action in the National Football League, folks! We’re about half an hour away from kickoff across the league.