After another week of waiting, we’re once again on the verge of another Sunday of Minnesota Vikings’ football. Tomorrow, they’ll be taking the field at Gillette Stadium as they do battle with the New England Patriots in what will prove to be quite a test for our favorite squad.
So, how can you follow along with all of the action tomorrow? Well, we’re here to make sure you have all of the necessary information.
This game is going to be part of the late Sunday window of games, meaning that kickoff time is slated for approximately 3:25 PM Central time. (Don’t worry, we’re not far from going back to noon Central kickoffs.) This game will be shown on FOX affiliates across the nation, including KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities, and the play-by-play will be provided by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re going to be in the primary coverage area for this game. . .well, according to this map from 506 Sports, the answer is more than likely “yes, you are.”
The Vikings/Patriots game is represented by the red area. If you’re not in the red area and need to rely on the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, you’ll have to point your receiver towards Channel 716.
For viewers in the United Kingdom, this game will be available on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event. Kickoff is scheduled for 9:25 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one live on AFN Sports. Kickoff is scheduled for 2125Z, which translates to 2225L for everyone in Central Europe, 0155L on Monday morning for viewers in Afghanistan, and 0625L Monday morning 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 134. If you have XM Radio, you can hear the game on XM Channel 225, but be advised that will be the Patriots’ radio feed. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
A look at Football Zebras shows us that the officiating crew for this week will be headed up by Craig Wrolstad. This will be the second time this season that the Vikings have seen Wrolstad, as his crew called the Vikings’ 30-20 loss to the New Orleans Saints at U.S. Bank Stadium back in Week 8.
According to our friends at WeatherNation, it could be a bit of a wet one on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The forecast is calling for temperatures in the low 50s with mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers persisting throughout the day. That means that things could get sloppy, and I’m not totally sure which team that favors.
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 Gillette Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and New England Patriots 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!