After today, the bye week for the Minnesota Vikings will mercifully be over, and we can get back to looking forward to the purple’s next conquest in Chicago on Sunday Night Football. However, there is still plenty of NFL action to be had today, and with the Vikings sitting this week out, that can only mean one thing. It’s not a Pleasant Valley Sunday, it’s not a Sunday Bloody Sunday. . .
No, ladies and gentlemen, it is a RED ZONE SUNDAY here at The Daily Norseman, where we can watch any or all of the NFL action we feel like in a relatively stress-free environment.
For those of you that don’t have the Red Zone Channel. . .which is really a damn shame. . .here is a full listing of all of today’s games. If you’re not sure which games are playing in your area, be sure to check out all the coverage maps from 506 Sports. Also, if you have DirecTV and don’t have the Sunday Ticket package, it is free for all DirecTV customers this week. So you’ve got that going for you. . .which is nice.
The rest of the NFC North is in action today, and two of our division rivals will be taking on each other as the Chicago Bears host the Detroit Lions in part of Sunday’s early slate. The Green Bay Packers will host the Miami Dolphins as part of the late afternoon coverage.
Early Games on CBS
- Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs - Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians - DirecTV Ch 705
- Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts - Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta - DirecTV Ch 706
- Buffalo Bills at New York Jets - Andrew Catalon, James Lofton - DirecTV Ch 707
- New England Patriots at Tennessee Titans - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts - DirecTV Ch 708
Early Games on FOX
- Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears - Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston - DirecTV 709
- New Orleans Saints at Cincinnati Bengals - Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis - DirecTV 710
- Atlanta Falcons at Cleveland Browns - Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber - DirecTV 711
- Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman - DirecTV Ch 712
Late Game on FOX
Late Games on CBS
- Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon - DirecTV Ch 714
- Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams - Jim Nantz, Tony Romo - DirecTV Ch 715
This week’s Sunday Night Football contest will feature the Philadelphia Eagles facing the Dallas Cowboys, and Monday Night Football this week will be a real barn-burner between the New York Giants and the San Francisco 49ers.
Along with the Vikings, the Denver Broncos, Baltimore Ravens, and Houston Texans are taking Week 10 off. The Thursday Night Football contest is already in the books, as the Pittsburgh Steelers throttled the Carolina Panthers.
That’s all the NFL action for this week, ladies and gentlemen, and you can discuss all of it right here with your fellow Vikings fans!