We are less than twenty-four hours away from kicking things off at MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s contest between the New York Jets and your Minnesota Vikings. Both of these teams will be looking to extend their current winning streaks to three games, and as Eric detailed earlier this week, a win for Minnesota would be their first ever victory at the home of the Jets.
So, how can you keep track of all the action this Sunday? Well, we’ve got all of that information right here for you in one place.
This weekend’s game will be carried by FOX affiliates, which means KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. Kickoff time is scheduled for noon Central time on Sunday afternoon, and the play-by-play combo for this one will be Thom Brennaman and Chris “Yes, I’m Rick’s brother” Spielman. If you are outside of the Twin Cities area and wondering if your local FOX affiliate will be carrying this one, you can check out the map below from 506 Sports. The Vikings/Jets game is shown in blue.
If you are looking for this one on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point the box to Channel 709.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, this game will be aired on Sky Sports, specifically on Sky Sports Action. Kickoff time for those folks will be 6:00 PM UK time.
As far as our men and women in uniform overseas, we’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the American Forces Network will actually be showing this week’s game! The bad news is. . .well, you’ll have to wait for a Monday morning replay because they won’t be airing it live. Kickoff is scheduled for 0700Z on Monday, which translates to 0800L for everyone in Central Europe, 1030L for viewers in Afghanistan, and 1500L for fans 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).
For those that have satellite radio, you can find the Vikings Radio Network feed on Sirius Channel 106. If you have XM Radio, you can hear the game on XM Channel 231, but be advised that feed is going to be the Jets’ radio announcers. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Per the good folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be headed up by Shawn Smith. This is Smith’s first season as a lead official, and his first contest involving the Minnesota Vikings in that capacity.
According to our friends at WeatherNation, it looks like tomorrow is going to be cool and a bit on the breezy side in East Rutherford. They’re looking for some rain overnight and into the early hours of Sunday morning, but that will clear up by game time. Temperatures at kickoff are forecast to be in the mid-40s, with winds coming out of the northwest at 15-20 miles per hour. It appears those conditions will persist throughout Sunday’s game.
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.
Since it has recently been brought up, I want to make it perfectly clear that streams from Reddit or other places are not. . .I repeat, not. . .legal. If you’d like to argue about that, you can argue it somewhere else, because the moderators won’t listen to that garbage. Until Reddit, or anywhere else, has a deal with the National Football League, those streams are illegal and not welcome to be put up on this site. If you want to use them, go find them on your own and don’t be plastering them in the comments section here unless you’d rather not be in the comments of the Game Thread. . .or any other thread. . .here at DN.
That should be all of the information you need in order to keep track of all the action from MetLife Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets 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!