We’re about 24 hours or so away from the final game of Week 13, and if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s really the only game that matters. Yes, your Minnesota Vikings will be making their first appearance of the season on Monday Night Football, as they travel to the Pacific Northwest to take on the Seattle Seahawks. The eyes of the league will be on CenturyLink Field, and hopefully the Vikings can react in a big way.
So, how can you follow all of the action from Seattle on Monday? Let us tell you how to do that.
This game has a prime time kickoff, with the festivities expected to kick off at 7:15 PM Central time. The game is going to be on ESPN, which means that we’re going to be subject to the Booger McFarland Experience (along with Joe Tessitore). Unless you want to sync your radio or some other feed up to your television, that’s what you’re stuck with.
No map necessary for this one, because it’s on ESPN, which is a pretty big network.
Fans from the United Kingdom will be able to catch this game live on Sky Sports Action. It’s going to be an early morning. . .or a late night. . .for you, as kickoff is scheduled for 1:15 AM on Tuesday morning in the UK.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, this game will be shown live on the American Forces Network (because, hey, it’s the only game on and they can’t ignore it). Coverage on AFN Sports will start at 0100Z on Tuesday morning. That translates to 0200L on Tuesday for everyone in Central Europe, 0530L for fans in Afghanistan, and 1000L for viewers 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 81 or XM Channel 225 to get the feed from the Vikings Radio Network. If you prefer a more “neutral” feed, for whatever reason, you can get the broadcast from Westwood One on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88. If you’ll be using the SiriusXM online app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.
The gang from Football Zebras inform us that the officiating crew for this Monday’s big game will be led by Clete Blakeman. This will be the second time that Blakeman’s crew has handled a Vikings game, as his crew officiated the Vikings’ 28-10 victory over the New York Giants back in Week 5.
This is the last regular season game the Vikings have that, in theory, could be affected by weather in any meaningful way. According to our friends from WeatherNation, however, it doesn’t appear that’s going to happen. The rain should stop in the early hours of Monday morning, and by the time kickoff rolls around, temperatures will be in the lower 40s with no real winds to speak of.
I don’t believe that the ESPN+ app allows you to stream games or anything like that, so the legal streaming alternatives for Monday night are going to be limited. 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 follow all of the action from CenturyLink Field on Monday night, as the Minnesota Vikings take on the Seattle Seahawks. We’ll have the first quarter Open Thread up about an hour before kickoff, as we always do, and we hope to see a bunch of you here for that as well.