We are just hours away from kickoff of the final home game for the Minnesota Vikings in this 2020 NFL season, as they are set to conclude their annual home-and-home series with the Chicago Bears. We want to make sure that everyone has the ability to keep up with the action from U.S. Bank Stadium today, so we’re putting everything in one easy to find place.
Once again, the Vikings will be kicking things off at noon Central time on Sunday, a time which four out of five doctors agree is the best time for NFL football. (The fifth doctor is a jerk.) This game will be broadcast on FOX, which is KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities, with the play-by-play being handled by Chris Myers and former Vikings’ wide receiver Greg Jennings.
If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the local broadcast area for this one, here’s the map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Bears/Vikings game is represented by the green area.
If you’re going to be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to view this one, point your receiver towards Channel 711.
For all of our men and women in uniform serving overseas, the American Forces Network WILL be showing this one live on AFN Sports 2. (I know, I’m absolutely freaking stunned.) Kickoff is set for 1800Z, which works out to 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 225. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there can be found on Channel 820.
According to the folks from Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this game will be led by Shawn Smith. This will be the first time that the Vikings have seen Smith since Week 7 of the 2018 season, when his crew worked the Vikings’ 37-17 victory over the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium.
The weather won’t affect the Vikings for the rest of the regular season, as their last three games will all be played in an indoor environment. For those of you that will be out and about in the Twin Cities area, you can expect. . .well, a pretty normal December day, according to our friends from WeatherNation. Temperatures during this game will be a little bit above freezing with winds out of the northwest at 5-10 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 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.