In roughly 12 hours or so, your Minnesota Vikings will return to U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time since Week 3 when they host the Atlanta Falcons. Despite the fact that these teams come into this one with a combined record of 1-9, this one will hopefully end up being a solid contest. And by “solid contest,” what I mean is a win for the purple.
So, how can you keep track of all the action?
This game will bring us back to the best time for NFL football, that being noon Central on Sunday afternoon. This game will be shown on FOX affiliates across the country, including KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Brandon Gaudin and Daryl Johnston.
If you’re going to be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package for this one, you’re going to have to point your receiver towards Channel 712.
For our men and women in uniform serving overseas. . .sorry, you’re not getting this game from the American Forces Network. Not live, not on a replay, not now, not ever.
Once again, the Vikings Radio Network and all of its affiliates will be bringing you live broadcasts of every Vikings game for 2020. If you’re traveling around an area where there’s an affiliate or you just prefer the radio to the television, check out their site and find the affiliate in your area.
For those with satellite radio, you can find the Vikings feed for this contest on either Sirius Channel 134 or XM Channel 226. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there can be found on Channel 820.
Football Zebras informs us that the officiating crew for this week’s battle will be led by Craig Wrolstad. The Vikings did not see Wrolstad last season, but they did see him twice in 2018. . .both times in losses. His crew officiated the Vikings’ 30-20 loss to New Orleans on Sunday Night Football that season, along with their 24-10 loss to the New England Patriots.
Well, there won’t be any fans in the building for this one, and there won’t be any tailgating, either. According to our friends at WeatherNation, it’s probably going to be a little too cold to have the big doors open at U.S. Bank Stadium, as temperatures at kickoff are set to be in the mid-30s with winds coming out of the northwest at around 10 miles an hour.
Since this is a FOX game, there aren’t any legal streaming options on their site or anything for this one. I believe a lot of the cord-cutting services offer some sort of streaming option, and there’s always NFL GamePass if you don’t have any of those. Heck, you can even get Sunday Ticket on your PlayStation or XBox, if nothing else.
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That should be all of the relevant information you need to follow all of the action from U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon between the Atlanta Falcons and your Minnesota Vikings. As always, the Game Threads will start flowing approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here then.