It’s the first installment of the Border Battle on Sunday, as the Minnesota Vikings will travel to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers (and the rest of the Green Bay Packers, too, I suppose). Both of these teams are 1-0, so the winner will be taking an early edge in the race for the NFC North division crown.
So, how can you follow all of the action from Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon? Well, that’s what we’re here to help you figure out.
This all-NFC battle will be aired on FOX, which is KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities, with kickoff scheduled for noon Central time. If you’re outside of the Twin Cities area and are wondering if your local affiliate will be carrying the contest, here is the coverage map from 506 Sports. The Vikings/Packers game is shown in red.
If you’re looking for this one on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you can find in on Channel 711. The play-by-play team this week will be the same as last week, with Charles Davis and Kevin Burkhardt manning the booth.
I still don’t have a decent site for Canadian television listings, so no insight on where to see this one north of the border. My apologies. If anyone has a decent source, please pass it along.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, it doesn’t appear that the game will be shown on any of the usual networks that you can find the NFL on. Kickoff is at 6:00 PM UK time, and your best bet is likely going to be on NFL Game Pass.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will, surprisingly, be shown live on the American Forces Network, and specifically on AFN Sports 2. Kickoff time is set for 1800Z, which means a 1900L kickoff for viewers in Central Europe, 2130L for everyone in Afghanistan, and Monday morning at 0200L 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).
If you’re going to be listening via satellite radio, you can have the Vikings’ feed on Sirius Channel 99. If you have an XM radio, you’re going to be stuck with the Packers’ feed on Channel 225. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
Per the good folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for Sunday’s contest will be led by Tony Corrente. Corrente was the head referee for one Vikings’ game in 2017, as he officiated the team’s 30-23 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on Thanksgiving Day.
Well, hey, look at that! It’s an outside game! That means we need to take a serious look at the weather forecast with our friends at WeatherNation. From the looks of the forecast, it might be a bit of a warm one on the other side of the border, with the temperature at kickoff time of about 80 degrees and holding steady at that mark throughout the game. Winds will be coming out of the southeast at 5-10 miles an hour.
There are several 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 afternoon. 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!