In less than 24 hours, we will be watching the final preseason contest of 2018, featuring the Minnesota Vikings hitting the road and heading to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. None of the starters are going to see any significant time in this one, but it should still be interesting for folks like us that are still watching to see how come of the battles at the bottom of the depth chart and the 53-man roster come out.
So, how can you keep track of all the action from Nashville on Thursday night?
This game is not going to be shown live on the NFL Network, which is bad news for those of us that live significantly out of the markets that the game will be shown on. The action is set to kick off at 7:00 PM Central on Thursday night, and you’re in luck if you’re in one of the following markets, because they will be showing this one live.
- KMSP (FOX/9 - Minneapolis, MN)
- WDIO (ABC/10-13 - Duluth, MN)
- KTTC (CW/10.2 - Rochester, MN)
- KEYC (FOX/12.2 - Mankato, MN)
- KVRR (FOX/15 - Fargo, ND)
- KNDX (FOX/26 - Bismarck, ND)
- KXND (FOX/24 - Minot, ND)
- KSFY (CW/13.2 - Sioux Falls, SD)
- KGAN (CBS/2 - Cedar Rapids, IA)
- KCCI (CBS/8 - Des Moines, IA)
- KPTH (FOX/44 - Sioux City, IA)
- KGCW (CW/23 - Quad Cities, IA)
- WKBT (CBS/8 - La Crosse, WI)
- KETV (ABC/7 - Omaha, NE)
If you live in one of the following markets, you’ll also be getting the broadcast live, but you’ll be getting it with the Titans announce team.
- WKRN (ABC/2 - Nashville, TN)
- WLMT (CW/30 - Memphis, TN)
- WATE (ABC/6 - Knoxville, TN)
- WRCB (NBC/3 - Chattanooga, TN)
- WJKT (FOX/16 - Jackson, TN)
- WJHL (ABC/11.2 - Tri-Cities, TN)
- WZDX (FOX/54 - Huntsville, AL)
- WNKY (MeTV/40.3 - Bowling Green, KY)
- WEHT (ABC/25 - Evansville, IN)
- KHON (CW/2.2 - Honolulu, HI)
Whether you’re listening on the Vikings Radio Network or watching on television, you’ll be listening to the play-by-play for this one courtesy of the dulcet tones of Paul Allen and Pete Bercich, as the Vikings are going with a simulcast once again this preseason. You can click on the link above for a full listing of Vikings Radio Network affiliates throughout the midwest.
If you have satellite radio. . .well, you won’t be able to listen to the Vikings feed, as neither side of the house has it. You can, however, get the Titans radio feed on either Sirius Channel 121 or XM Channel 228. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, you can get the Vikings feed there on Channel 819.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this final preseason contest will be headed up by Walt Coleman.
Hey, the weather might actually have an impact on this game! According to the folks from WeatherNation, the Nashville area is going to be under the threat of thunderstorms for most of the day, but they’re currently forecasting at least a partial clearing just in time for kickoff. If the forecast holds, you can expect temperatures in the upper 70s and some light winds out of the east.
There are a couple of different options for streaming the game online via subscription, notably NFL Game Pass and Fubo.tv. It’s “free trial” season for Game Pass, so do with that information what you will.
As far as other streams are concerned, do NOT. . .and I mean not in any way, shape, or form. . .promote illegal streaming sites on The Daily Norseman. Not in the comments, not in the FanPosts, not in the FanShots, not in the Game Thread, not anywhere. Don’t even hint at them. Trust me on this. If you’re that determined to watch the game via an illegal stream, do a Google search and find it on your own. And feel free to not blame us for any ill effects your computer or device might suffer as a result.
That should be all of the information you need to follow along with all of the action as the Vikings do battle with the Titans on Thursday night. We’ll have our Game Thread up about an hour before kickoff, as is tradition. Hope to see you here!