COVID-19 be damned, apparently, we’re getting close to kickoff in Houston for the epic battle of 0-3 teams between the Houston Texans and your Minnesota Vikings. Both of these teams have completely fallen short of expectations to this point in the season, but one of them. . .at least in theory. . .could potentially give their fans a little bit of hope tomorrow.
So, how can you follow along with all of the action? Let’s lay it all out here for you.
For the fourth consecutive week, the Vikings will be kicking things off at the single greatest time for NFL football to start, that being noon Sunday. That streak will come to an end next week when they play on Sunday Night Football. The game will be aired on FOX, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities, and the play-by-play will be handled by the same team that did the opener with Chris Myers and Greg Jennings on the call.
If you’re not sure whether or not you’re in the local broadcast area for Sunday’s game, here’s the broadcast map from the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Texans game is shown in green.
If you’ll be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, you’re going to want to point your receiver towards Channel 713.
For our men and women serving in uniform overseas. . .well, you’re out of luck this week, as the American Forces Network has decided that this game isn’t worth showing at all. Not live, not on a replay, not at all. Sorry about that.
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 83 or XM Channel 383. (Honestly, I’ve got a Sirius radio. . .I didn’t know the XM Channels went that high.) If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there can be found on Channel 820.
The gang at Football Zebras informs us that Sunday’s officiating crew will be led by Brad Rogers. This is Rogers’ second season as a head NFL referee and his second time being involved with the Vikings. His crew handled the Vikings’ 42-30 victory over the Detroit Lions at Ford Field last season.
Since I believe. . .and I might be wrong on this. . .that the roof is going to be open at NRG Stadium on Sunday, the weather will play a role for the teams on the field and the (up to) 15,000 people in attendance. If that’s the case, according to our friends at WeatherNation, it’s going to be a warm one. Temperatures at kickoff will be right around 80 degrees with sunny skies and some light winds out of the north.
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 NRG Stadium on Sunday afternoon between the Houston Texans 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.