We are right around twelve hours from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings will serve as the home team for the first time since their Thursday Night Football victory back in Week 8 when they play host to the Denver Broncos. We want to make sure as many people as possible are able to keep track of all of the action tomorrow afternoon, so we want to put all of the ways you can do that in one convenient location. That’s what we’re going to do right now.
After playing. . .and winning. . .in prime time last week, the Vikings are back to that greatest of all times for an NFL game to kick off, that being noon Central time on Sunday afternoon. For just the second time this season, the Vikings’ will be airing on CBS, which is WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities area. We get a treat for this one, as the action will be called by Kevin Harlan. . .the best damn play-by-play guy in the league for my money. . .and former Vikings’ quarterback Rich Gannon.
If you’re outside of the Twin Cities area and are wondering if you’re in the primary broadcast location for this one, here is this week’s coverage map from 506 Sports. The Broncos/Vikings game is depicted in blue.
If you’re going to be using the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, point your receiver towards Channel 708.
For our friends in the United Kingdom, this game will not be aired live on any of the outlets over there that air live NFL action. You’ll have to use a service like NFL Game Pass to watch this one live.
For our men and women in uniform serving overseas, this game is not going to be shown on the American Forces Network this week. As in, it won’t be shown at all. Won’t be shown live, won’t be shown on replay, won’t be shown, period.
If you’re going to be traveling, if you simply prefer radio to television, or if you’d like to try to sync the radio feed up with the television broadcast, you can find a Vikings Radio Network affiliate in your area. Just click on the link to find the full list of partners across the Midwest.
If you prefer satellite radio, or if you’re too far outside of the Vikings Radio Network area to get the game there, you can tune to Sirius Channel 81 or XM Channel 225 to get the feed from the Vikings Radio Network. If you’ll be using the SiriusXM online app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
According to the folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this Sunday’s contest will be led by Clay Martin. This is Martin’s second season as a head referee, and this is the second time that he’ll be involved with the Vikings. The first time was his first ever game as an NFL head referee, as he led the crew that did the Vikings’ 2018 season-opening victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
With the game being indoors, the weather won’t play any sort of a role in the game itself. If you’re planning on taking part in any pre-game festivities, the weather won’t be optimal, according to our friends from WeatherNation. It’s going to be raining during the overnight hours in the Twin Cities, and though the rain will stop during the morning, temperatures are going to remain in the mid-30s under cloudy skies.
There are several legal streaming methods for this week’s game. You can get this one through CBS All-Access, or you can check out Fubo.tv for over 100 channels of live, streaming sports. They also have a free seven-day trial so that you can check out the service for yourself.
The other legal streaming alternative is NFL GamePass.
As always, we won’t be tolerating links to illegal streaming sites here at The Daily Norseman. Don’t post them or even hint at them. If you want an illegal stream that badly, do the search for it yourself. . .somewhere else.
That should be all of the information you need to follow all the action at U.S. Bank Stadium, as the Minnesota Vikings play their final game before their bye week when they take on the Denver Broncos. We hope that we see a lot of you around here for our Game Threads as well, and you’ll start seeing those pop up on the site at around 11:00 AM Central time.