Hey, everyone! We’re once again doing our post about how to watch or listen to this week’s game to give you an opportunity to score some tickets from our friends at StubHub. If you’re still debating whether or not you want to head to U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday night for this one, you can check and see if anything tickles your fancy at the link there. Good luck!
We’re down to the last two weeks of the 2019 NFL season, and the last regular season appearance in prime time for your Minnesota Vikings, as they get ready to take on the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football. The Vikings may already have a playoff spot wrapped up before they take the field on Monday night depending on how the Rams/49ers game goes on Saturday night, but a win on Monday night clinches a playoff spot for Minnesota regardless of how that one goes and keeps the chances. . .however slim. . .for a third NFC North title in five years alive.
So, how can you follow along with all the action?
With this game being in prime time, kickoff is scheduled for 7:15 PM Central time on Monday night. The game is being broadcast on ESPN. That means that we’re going to be subject to the play-by-play team of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland, so be prepared for McFarland to tell the story of the time Drew Pearson pushed off to send the Vikings to the Super Bowl.
No map for this one since, as we mentioned, it will be on ESPN.
If you’re going to be tracking this one from the United Kingdom, you’ll be able to see it all live on Sky Sports Action. As usual, it will be either a late night or an early morning for you, as this one is set to kick off at 1:15 AM on Tuesday morning UK time.
For our men and women in uniform serving our country overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one live on AFN Sports. (Again, it’s tougher for them to ignore the Vikings when they’re the only game on.) Coverage of this one will start at 0100Z on Tuesday, which works out to 0200L Tuesday morning for viewers in Central Europe, 0530L Tuesday morning for fans in Afghanistan, and 1000L Tuesday 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 83 or XM Channel 226 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.
According to Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this Monday’s game will be led by Bill Vinovich. This will be the second trip to U.S. Bank Stadium for Vinovich and his crew, as they called the season opener this year, a 28-12 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Well, the weather isn’t going to be affecting the game in any way, obviously. According to our friends at WeatherNation, if you’re going to be engaging in any pre-game activities, you’ll have to take steps to stay warm. Temperatures in the Twin Cities area are going to be hovering around the freezing mark all day, with a high only reaching into the mid-30s. On the bright side, there’s no precipitation in the forecast and the winds will stay relatively calm.
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 know as we approach Monday night’s big contest between the Green Bay Packers and your Minnesota Vikings from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. As usual, we’ll have our Open Thread up and ready to go approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see a lot of you here for that as well. I mean, come on. . .you can take a break from last-minute shopping and gift wrapping and what have you to watch the Vikings with us, right?