In a little more than 24 hours, we will be kicking off the second game of the preseason for the Minnesota Vikings, as they head to the West Coast to take on the Seattle Seahawks. There are numerous different ways that you can follow the action in this one, so let’s go ahead and do that now.
For most of the country, they will be able to watch this one live on the NFL Network. It’s going to be a late start, with kickoff scheduled for 9:00 PM Central time, but it will be replayed at least three times on NFLN if you aren’t able to see it live.
For those throughout the Upper Midwest that do not have the NFL Network, the game will be shown on KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities, as well as the following other networks:
- WDIO (ABC/10-13 - Duluth)
- KTTC (CW/10.2 - Rochester MN)
- KEYC (FOX/12.2 - Mankato MN)
- KVRR (FOX/15 - Fargo ND)
- KNDX (FOX/26 - Bismarck ND)
- KXND (FOX/24 - Minot ND)
- KSFY (ABC/13 - Sioux Falls SD)
- KGAN (CBS/2 - Cedar Rapids IA)
- KCCI (CBS/8 - Des Moines IA)
- KPTH (FOX/44 - Sioux City IA)
- KGCW (CW/23 - Quad Cities)
- WKBT (CBS/8 - La Crosse WI)
- KETV (ABC/7 - Omaha)
If you’re in the western portion of the country, the following stations will be carrying the Seahawks’ broadcast, featuring the play-by-play team of Curt Menefee and Brock Huard:
- KCPQ (FOX/13 - Seattle)
- KPTV (FOX/12 - Portland OR)
- KAYU (FOX/28 - Spokane WA)
- KCYU (FOX/41 - Yakima WA)
- KFFX (FOX/11 - Tri-Cities WA)
- KEVU (My/23 - Eugene OR)
- KFXO (FOX/39 - Bend OR)
- KFBI (My/48 - Medford OR)
- KIVI (ABC/6 - Boise ID)
- KSAW (ABC/51 - Twin Falls ID)
- KTBY (FOX/4 - Anchorage AK)
- KHNL (NBC/8 - Honolulu)
Television listings come courtesy of the folks from 506 Sports.
The play-by-play duties on the radio side of things will be handled by Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Vikings Radio Network. Their play-by-play is going to be simulcast on the television side as well. Check your local affiliate to see if they’ll be airing this week’s contest.
If you’re able to listen through satellite radio, XM will have the Seahawks feed on Channel 88 (no XM feed for the Vikings this week. . .the XM side generally only has the home team’s audio). On the Sirius side, the Vikings feed will be on Channel 93 with the Seahawks feed on Channel 88. For those using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is on Channel 818.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this one will be headed up by Tony Corrente. Corrente was involved in one Vikings’ game last season, that being their 17-15 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday Night Football at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Looking at the forecast from Weather Underground, it should be an outstanding night for football in the Pacific Northwest. Temperatures will be in the lower 70s with winds coming out of the northwest at 5-10 miles an hour and no chance of precipitation until after the game is over.
There are a couple of different options for streaming the game online via subscription, notably NFL Game Pass and Fubo.tv. (Thanks to the folks from The Viking Age for bringing the latter to my attention.)
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That should be all of the information you need to be able to track all of the action from Seattle in the second preseason contest between the Vikings and the Seahawks. These two teams have the preseason stage to themselves on Friday night. . .here’s hoping for a good showing and no injuries for either side.