We’ve almost made it to Sunday Night Football, ladies and gentlemen, and the Minnesota Vikings will be featured for the second consecutive week against an NFC North foe in what appears to be a must-win situation. The Vikings will be hosting the Green Bay Packers, who right now represent the 1 in 5-4-1 on Minnesota’s record, and a win in this one would greatly enhance the Vikings’ playoff hopes. A loss, on the other hand. . .well, let’s not discuss that.
There are a few different ways that you can keep up with all of the action on Sunday night, and we’ve got all of them right here for you.
Since we, once again, have to wait all day for Sunday night, our game will be featured on NBC affiliates all over the country, including KARE-11 in the Twin Cities area. If you’re outside of the Twin Cities, you can still watch this one live because, hey, you have NBC. It’s probably not terribly hard to find, either.
This also means that kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 PM Central time, and your announcers will once again be Al “What’s the Point Spread” Michaels and Cris “Did you know I own part of Pro Football Focus” Collinsworth.
For everyone in Canada, it looks like this one is going to be on TSN.
If you’re going to be watching this one from the United Kingdom, it’s going to be an early morning for you. This one will be shown live on Sky Sports, specifically Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00 AM Monday morning UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, well, it’s going to be an early morning for most of you, too. This game will actually be shown live on the American Forces Network, specifically on AFN Sports. Kickoff is scheduled for 0100Z on Monday morning, which works out to a 0200L kickoff in Central Europe, 0530L for everyone in Afghanistan, and 1000L for viewers 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 83. If you have XM Radio, you can hear the game on XM Channel 225. If you should prefer it, there will also be a “neutral” broadcast from Westwood One on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88. 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 at U.S. Bank Stadium will be led by Bill Vinovich. The last time that the Vikings played a game refereed by Vinovich, and it also involved Kirk Cousins, as his crew officiated the Vikings’ 38-30 victory over the Washington Redskins last November at FedEx Field.
Obviously, this one will be played indoors, so the weather won’t affect the actual playing of the football itself. Leading up to game time, however, the folks at WeatherNation are not looking for a great day weather-wise. Temperatures won’t get above freezing all day, and with winds out of the northwest at about 10-12 miles an hour, it will feel more like the temperature is in the teens. By the time everyone is ready to leave U.S. Bank Stadium, the “feels like” temperature will be approaching zero, so make sure you have something warm.
With this being a Sunday Night Football game, you’ll be able to stream things legally at NBC Sports.
There are several other 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 U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football. 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!