It’s been a short week. . .well, at least on the calendar, because it damn sure seemed like a long time. . .but we’re almost to another Minnesota Vikings’ game day! Tomorrow, the purple will play host to their final inter-conference matchup of the year, as they’ll take on a Miami Dolphins team that is fighting for a potential playoff spot in the AFC, much like the Vikings are on the NFC side.
So, how can you keep track of all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon? Well, that’s the information we’re here to provide you.
For the first time since before the bye week, the Vikings are kicking things off at that greatest of all times for NFL football, noon Central time. This is the second time this year that the Vikings will be on CBS, rather than FOX, which means the game will be on WCCO-4 if you’re in the Twin Cities area. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the broadcast area for this one, here is this week’s map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Dolphins game is represented by the red area.
If you’re looking for this one on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver to Channel 706.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, this game will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports Action. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform serving overseas, this game will be shown LIVE on the American Forces Network, specifically on AFN Sports. Kickoff is slated for 1800Z, which works out to 1900L for fans in Central Europe, 2230L for everyone in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday morning 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 105 or XM Channel 232. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
The good folks from Football Zebras inform us that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be headed up by Walt Coleman. This will be the second time that Coleman’s crew will be handling a Vikings game, as his crew officiated Minnesota’s 23-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles back in Week 5.
With the game itself being played indoors, the weather won’t affect the play on the field. For those of you that are going to be partaking in any sort of pre-game chicanery, it’s going to be cold out there, but nothing out of the ordinary for Minneapolis in December, according to our friends at WeatherNation. Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark leading up to kickoff, and by the time everyone will be leaving U.S. Bank Stadium the temperatures should be to almost 40 degrees.
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 Miami Dolphins in this crucial AFC/NFC battle. 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!