We are just a few hours away from kickoff in Central Florida, as the Minnesota Vikings kick off the final quarter of their season with a road trip to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We want to make sure that everyone can follow along with all of this afternoon’s action, so we’re going to put all of this helpful information in one place for you.
This game will, once again, take place at that most glorious time for NFL football to kick off, that being noon Central time on Sunday. This game will be carried on FOX affiliates across the country, including KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, which I know all of you are just thrilled about. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the broadcast area for this one, here’s the map from the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Buccaneers game is represented by the red area.
If you’ll be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, point your receiver towards Channel 711.
Good news for our men and women in uniform serving overseas. Unlike last week’s game, this week’s game will be shown LIVE on the American Forces Network, specifically on AFN Prime Atlantic. Kickoff for this one is scheduled for 1800Z. That means a start time of 1900L for everyone in Central Europe, 2230L for fans in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday morning for viewers 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 83 or XM Channel 380. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there can be found on Channel 820.
According to the folks at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week’s game will be headed up by Brad Allen. This will be the first time the Vikings have seen Allen this year. The last game he worked involving the purple was way back in Week 4 of last season, when his crew handled the Vikings’ 16-6 loss at Soldier Field to the Chicago Bears.
This is the last Vikings’ regular season game this year where weather has the potential to play a factor. (Their last three games are all indoors.) But according to our friends at WeatherNation, the weather won’t be a factor at all. Temperatures at kickoff are forecast to be in the mid-70s with no real wind to speak of.
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 Raymond James Stadium on Sunday afternoon between the Minnesota Vikings and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. As always, the Game Threads will start flowing approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here then.