We are just twenty-four hours away from the first Sunday afternoon contest of the 2017 NFL season for the Minnesota Vikings. They will be making a trip east to Pennsylvania, as they will take on a Pittsburgh Steelers team that advanced to the AFC Championship Game last season. This has all the makings of a very solid interconference matchup, and hopefully it will end up being a good one.
If you’re wondering how you can keep track of all of the action from Heinz Field on Sunday, we have all of that information for you right here.
This game is going to be televised on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities. Kickoff is scheduled for that greatest of NFL starting times, noon Central on Sunday. If you are not in the Twin Cities area, here is the coverage map for this week from the folks at 506 Sports, with the Vikings/Steelers matchup being represented by the blue area.
Your commentary team for this one will feature Kenny Albert and Ronde Barber.
Once we have the Canadian listings from our friends at Sports on Canadian TV, we will update this post with that information.
For our friends over in the United Kingdom, it doesn’t appear this one is going to be featured on any of the primary UK networks for NFL football. Your best bet is going to be NFL GamePass, and this one will kick off at 6:00 PM local time.
For our men and women serving overseas, this game will not be shown live on the American Forces Network. They will be airing a replay on AFN Sports on Monday at 1100Z. That means a start time of 1200L for folks in Central Europe, 1430L for folks in Afghanistan, and 1900L 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 98. If you have an XM Radio, you’re stuck with the Steelers’ feed on Channel 83. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Football Zebras informs us that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by the flaming trash pile known as Pete Morelli. And that’s about all I’ve got to say about that.
According to the forecast from Weather Underground, it should be a gorgeous day for football on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Temperatures at kickoff will be in the upper 70s, and there will be barely a breeze coming out of the southeast.
There are several legal 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.
As we say every year, 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 come here and act as though you are.
That should be all of the information you need in order to keep track of all the action from Heinz Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Pittsburgh 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 fun!