UPDATE: Thanks to an enterprising Twitter user, it turns out that there are, in fact, replays of the third and fourth preseason games. This post has been updated to reflect those replays.
I found your answeer. go here and you will find all 4 preseason games and when they air. you need to click on Vikings in drop down menu.https://t.co/VI96ptlq4S— Bill Sexson (@BillSexson) August 4, 2018
We already know that the first two games of the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason schedule are going to be shown live on the NFL Network. However, if you don’t get the opportunity to see them live and don’t set your DVR for whatever reason, you’ll get multiple chances to see them thanks to the NFL Network re-airing of all preseason contests.
Well, they say they’re re-airing all preseason contests, but as you’ll see shortly, that isn’t necessarily true.
We’ve dug through the NFL Network schedule and have found all the instances of replays of the Vikings’ preseason games on the NFL’s official channel. We’ll list all of them for you here so that they’re all in one place.
Preseason Game #1 - Minnesota Vikings at Denver Broncos
Initial airing: 8:00 PM Central time on Saturday, 11 August (NFL Network/KMSP-9)
Replay #1: 10:30 PM Central time on Sunday, 12 August (NFLN)
Replay #2: 3:00 PM Central time on Monday, 13 August (NFLN)
Preseason Game #2 - Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings
Initial airing: 12:00 PM Central time on Saturday, 18 August (NFLN/KMSP-9)
Replay #1: 9:00 AM Central time on Tuesday, 21 August (NFLN)
Preseason Game #3 - Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings
Initial airing: 7:00 PM Central time on Friday, 24 August (KMSP-9)
Replay #1: 12:30 AM Central time on Saturday, 25 August (NFLN)
Preseason Game #4 - Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Titans
Initial airing: 7:00 PM Central time on Thursday, 30 August (KMSP-9)
Replay #1: 1:30 AM Central time on Sunday, 2 September (NFLN)
Honestly. . .and I think this is a little weird. . .but I’ve combed the entire NFL Network schedule and looked at all the preseason games they have listed for rebroadcast, but I’m not seeing anything shown for so much as one replay of the third or fourth preseason games. If you look through it and find one, let me know, but so far their schedule goes out to 3 September and I don’t see anything about any replays of Seahawks/Vikings or Vikings/Titans. I’ve asked the NFL Network on the Twitters if they’ll be showing any replays of those third and fourth preseason games for the Vikings. If they get back to me with something, I’ll put it in this post as an update. For now, however, it appears that anyone that’s outside of the Twin Cities area or selected other markets that wants to see those games, which includes the All-Important Third Preseason Game™, might be out of luck. Hopefully the NFL Network folks can rectify this for loyal Vikings fans everywhere.
So, it turns out that there are replays of those third and fourth preseason games, but they’re not exactly at what you might call convenient times. Unless you’re working the night shift, you’ll probably end up setting the DVR for those two in any case. However, the fact that the first two games will be shown live on the NFL Network sort of balances that out a bit.