We’re only a few hours away from the kickoff of the final game of the 2020 regular season for your Minnesota Vikings, as they will travel to Ford Field to take on the Detroit Lions in a game that has absolutely zero playoff implications to end what could charitably be termed a disappointing season.
Regardless, we want you to be able to follow along with all of the action in this one, so we’re going to give you all of the information you need right here.
Since there is nothing but pride on the line in this one, the kickoff will be that greatest of times for NFL football, that being noon Central time. This game will be broadcast on FOX affiliates, including KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re in the local broadcast area for this one, here’s the final coverage map of the year from our friends at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Lions game is represented by the green area.
Much like Spın̈al Tap, our appeal is becoming more selective.
If you’re going to be using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to tune into this one, you’ll have to point the box to Channel 709.
For our men and women in uniform serving overseas. . .well, not surprisingly, the American Forces Network is not going to be airing our game at all. Not live, not on a replay, not anywhere. Maybe next season they can stop ignoring the Vikings and their fans.
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 132 or XM Channel 384. 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 one will be led by John Hussey. This will be the first time the Vikings have seen Hussey since last year’s season finale, when his crew handled the Vikings’ B-squad losing to the Bears by a final score of 21-19 in a Week 17 game that didn’t matter.
Once again, the Vikings will be playing their football indoors, so the weather won’t have any effect on the game. Probably for the best, as our friends from WeatherNation are telling us that it’s going to be snowing pretty much all day in Detroit today with temperatures in the low-to-mid 30s.
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.
In the spirit of the legendary Bob Casey, there will be no illegal streams here on the Daily Norseman. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO illegal streams here on the Daily Norseman. Promoting such things is grounds for an immediate and permanent ban. Don’t be one of those troll accounts that we get here every so often that we ban across the entire platform.
That should be all of the relevant information you need to follow all of the action from Ford Field for the 2020 season finale between the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions. As always, the Game Threads will start flowing approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here then.