We’re just hours away from the conclusion of Week 10 in the National Football League, as your Minnesota Vikings head to their personal house of horrors, Soldier Field, to take on the Chicago Bears. The Vikings are looking for a third straight win against a third straight divisional opponent and could really set themselves up for a nice run to finish the season if they can pull it off.
So, how can you follow along with all the action from Chicago?
This game is in prime time, so we’re going to be kicking things off at 7:15 PM Central time. This game is going to air on ESPN, so we don’t need to give you any sort of map or anything. We shouldn’t, anyway. You know where ESPN is.
For our men and women in uniform serving overseas, the folks from the American Forces Network are actually going to be showing a Vikings game live. . .presumably because they really haven’t got any choice. That means it’s going to be a late night for some of you, or an early morning, depending on your perspective. Kickoff is scheduled for 0100Z on Tuesday morning. That means a start time of 0200L on Tuesday for viewers in Central Europe, 0530L on Tuesday for fans in Afghanistan, and 1000L on Tuesday for everyone in Japan and Korea.
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 81 or XM Channel 226. If you prefer the national broadcast from Westwood One for whatever reason, you can tune in to SiriusXM NFL Radio, which is Channel 88 on both the Sirius and XM dials. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there can be found on Channel 820.
Per the good folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this Monday Night Football contest will be headed up by Scott Novak. This is his second season as a head referee, and the second time he’ll officiate a game involving the Vikings. His crew handled the Vikings’ 38-20 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles at U.S. Bank Stadium last season.
This is one of the few games on the Vikings’ schedule where the weather could have played a pretty big factor. According to our friends at WeatherNation, however, it doesn’t appear as though that will happen. Temperatures at kickoff will be in the mid 40s with winds coming out of the west at around 15 miles an hour, and the mercury should only drop a couple of degrees during the game itself.
With this game taking place on ESPN, you can stream it legally via ESPN+. Otherwise, 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 Soldier Field tonight between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears. As always, the Game Threads will start flowing approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here then.