We are getting closer to kickoff in Kansas City, ladies and gentlemen, as our Week 9 contest between the Kansas City Chiefs and your Minnesota Vikings will take place tomorrow afternoon. As always, we want to make sure that as many people as possible know exactly how they can follow along with all of the action, whatever their preferred medium might be, and this is our way of making sure you have all that information at your fingertips.
Coming off of the mini-bye, the Vikings are at the single greatest time for NFL action to kick off, that being noon Central on Sunday. (Remember, the clocks go back an hour tonight. . .then again, since pretty much every device does that on its own today, you should be good to go.) This game will be shown on the FOX family of networks, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Kevin Burkhardt and Charles Davis.
If you are outside of the Twin Cities area, here is the coverage map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Chiefs game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to view this one, you’re going to want to point your receiver to Channel 709.
Our friends in the United Kingdom will be able to see this one live on Sky Sports Action. Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM UK time.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be airing this game will be shown live on AFN Sports. Kickoff is scheduled for 1800Z, which works out to 1900L for viewers in Central Europe, 2230L for fans in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday morning for everyone in Japan and Korea.
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 108 to get the feed from the Vikings Radio Network. If you have an XM Radio, you’ll be forced to go with the Chiefs Radio Network feed on XM Channel 226. If you’ll be using the SiriusXM online app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be led by Alex Kemp. Kemp is in his second season as a head referee, and has only worked one game with the Vikings thus far. . .not a particularly memorable one, as his crew called the Vikings’ 27-6 loss to the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium in Week 3 of last season.
Hey, everybody, it’s an outdoor game for the Vikings! However, based on the forecast from our friends at WeatherNation, it should be an absolutely outstanding day for football. Temperatures at kickoff are forecast be right around 50 degrees with no chance of precipitation under partly cloudy skies and winds coming from the southwest at between 5 and 10 miles/hour.
In order to stream this game in legal fashion, along with a lot of other non-football stuff, 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 everything you need to keep track of all the action from Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon between the Vikings and the Chiefs, folks. We hope to see a bunch of you here for the Game Threads as well, with the first one coming up on the site at right around 11:00 AM Central time.