Once again, the time for Minnesota Vikings football is nearly upon us. The Vikings will take on the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon out on the East Coast, and are going to try to win their first game in nearly a month. . .yes, it has been almost a month since the Vikings won a football game. That’s sort of depressing to think about, isn’t it?
So, if you’re wondering about how you can follow along with all of the action on Sunday afternoon, we’ve got everything you need here in one place.
This game is actually part of the late slate of Sunday afternoon games this week, which means that it will be kicking off at 3:25 PM Central on Sunday afternoon. This game will be broadcast on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities, and the play-by-play will be handled by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the main broadcast area for this week’s game, below is the map from 506 Sports. The Vikings/Eagles game is in red.
For our friends over in the United Kingdom, this game will be broadcast on Sky Sports, specifically on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event. Coverage of this game will start on those channels at 9:00 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will actually be shown LIVE on the American Forces Network on AFN Prime Atlantic. Kickoff is scheduled for 2100Z, which means is a 2200L kickoff for everyone in Central Europe, Monday morning at 0030L for viewers in Afghanistan, and 0500L for anyone watching 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 (which, I’ll admit, has been a life saver for me the last two weeks as I’ve been traveling), you can find the Vikings Radio Network feed on Sirius Channel 127. If you have XM Radio, you can hear the game on XM Channel 225, but be advised that it will be the Eagles’ radio feed. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by Walt Coleman. The Vikings last saw Walt Coleman in December of last season, as his officiating crew was responsible for calling the Vikings’ 34-7 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at U.S. Bank Stadium.
From what the good folks at WeatherNation are saying about this one, it’s going to be another warm one in Philadelphia on Sunday. In fact, it looks like the weather conditions will be similar to what the Vikings saw last Thursday in Los Angeles. Temperatures at kickoff are forecast to be in the low 80s with some light winds and mostly cloudy skies.
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 Lincoln Financial Field between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles 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!