Thanks to the National Football League, we do not have to wait all day for Sunday night to see our Minnesota Vikings take on the Los Angeles Chargers. That was originally the case, but the league decided to move this game out of the prime-time slot in favor of a matchup between the Buffalo Bills and the Pittsburgh Steelers, so now we merely have to wait half the day for Sunday afternoon instead.
Here is all of the information that you need to be able to follow along with all of Sunday’s action, whether it via television, radio, or the internet.
This game is part of the late afternoon window, meaning that kickoff is scheduled for 3:05 PM Central on Sunday afternoon. This game will be carried on the CBS family of networks, which means WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities, and your announcing crew will be Greg Gumbel and Trent Green.
If you are not sure as to whether or not you will be receiving the Vikings/Chargers game in your area, here is this week’s broadcast map from the folks at 506 Sports. CBS only has one game this week, so this map shows both early and late games. The Vikings/Chargers game is represented by the green area.
If you’re going to be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, you’re going to want to point your receiver towards Channel 713.
For viewers in the United Kingdom, this game will not be shown live on any of the usual outlets that have NFL broadcasts over there. You’ll have to use something like NFL Game Pass to watch this one live.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one live on AFN Sports 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 2105Z on Sunday, which translates to 2205L for viewers in Central Europe, 0135L on Monday morning for fans in Afghanistan, and 0605L 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 135 or XM Channel 382 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.
Football Zebras lists the officiating crew for this game as being led by Ron Torbert. It has actually been over two years since Torbert was a part of a game involving the Vikings. The last Vikings’ game his crew officiated came back in October of 2017, as they handled the Vikings’ 23-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers at U.S. Bank Stadium.
This is the last outdoor game of the regular season for the Vikings, but according to our friends at WeatherNation, the weather is not going to be much of a factor and it should be an absolutely gorgeous day for football. Temperatures at kickoff should be in the lower 60s with winds out of the northwest at 5-10 miles an hour under mostly sunny 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 everything you need to be able to follow all of the action from Dignity Health Sports Park on Sunday afternoon between the Los Angeles Chargers and your Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon, folks. We’ll have an Open Thread up for the early games about half an hour before those kick off, and the Open Thread for the first quarter of our game will be up at approximately 2:00 PM Central time.