We are once again on the verge of Minnesota Vikings football. Actually, by this time tomorrow, we’ll be talking about what happened in their contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but this post is to let everyone know how they can follow all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
We are once again back to the one true and proper time for a National Football League kickoff, that being noon Central on Sunday afternoon. Being an all-NFC matchup, you will be able to watch this one on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities. If you’re outside of the Twin Cities, here is the map of Sunday’s coverage courtesy of the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Buccaneers game is represented by the yellow area.
If you’re looking for this one on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point the box to Channel 712. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Thom Brennaman and Chris “Why, Yes, I Am Rick’s Brother” Spielman.
For our Canadian friends, it appears that this game is going to be on CTV Winnipeg and Fox Minneapolis.
For everyone in the United Kingdom, it does not appear that the game will be on any of the primary over-the-air networks that the UK has for NFL coverage. You’ll still be able to catch it on a service like NFL GamePass, with a kickoff time of 6:00 PM local.
For our men and women serving overseas, the game will not be shown live on the American Forces Network. Instead, the game will be shown via replay on Monday at 0800Z. That means a start time of 0900L for everyone in Central Europe, kickoff at 1130L in Afghanistan, and a 1600L start time 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 Channel 83 on both the Sirius and XM side. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
The folks from Football Zebras tell us that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by John Hussey. Hussey was the lead official for two Vikings’ games in 2016, both on the road. He was the referee for the team’s 21-10 loss in Philadelphia, and their 25-16 victory in Jacksonville.
Game’s going to be indoors, ladies and gentlemen. For your travels to the game, however, it’s going to be a warm one according to our friends from Weather Underground. Temperatures at kickoff are going to be in the mid-80s with partly cloudy skies and winds coming out of the south at about 15 miles/hour.
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 U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers 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!