We are just a few hours away from seeing the Minnesota Vikings take to the field once again. This week, they conclude their three-game homestand by hosting an NFC North rival in the Detroit Lions. We want to make sure that everyone is able to follow along with all of the action from U.S. Bank Stadium, so we’ll put everything here in one place for your convenience.
This game will be kicking off at the best time for NFL action to get underway, that being noon Central time on Sunday afternoon. It will be shown on FOX, with Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston handling the call in the booth. If you are unsure whether or not you are in the local broadcast area for this one, here is the map from the good folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Lions game is represented by the yellow area.
If you’re using the DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, be sure to point your receiver to Channel 711.
For our men and women in uniform stationed overseas. . .well, you’re out of luck. The American Forces Network has decided that Lions/Vikings is not worthy of a broadcast. Not live, not on a replay, not at all. Register your disgust in the appropriate manner.
Once again, the Vikings Radio Network and all of its affiliates will be bringing you live broadcasts of every Vikings game for 2021. 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.
If you’re going to be using satellite radio, you can get this week’s game from either Sirius Channel 146 or XM Channel 231. Those channels will bring you the Vikings Radio Network feed. If you’re using the Sirius XM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is on Channel 820.
The officiating crew for this week’s game, according to the folks from Football Zebras, will be led by Clete Blakeman. Blakeman’s crew visited U.S. Bank Stadium twice in 2020 with mixed results. His crew handled the Vikings’ 31-30 loss to the Tennessee Titans early in the season, and came back for Minnesota’s 34-20 win over Detroit in the first of their two 2020 meetings.
Once again, the game is going to be happening indoors, so the weather won’t actually play a part in the game. If you’ll be partaking in any pre-game festivities, our friends at WeatherNation tell us that it should be pretty decent weather for it. Temperatures leading up to game time will be in the low-to-mid 60s with a little bit of a breeze, as winds will be coming out of the southwest at between 10 and 15 miles/hour.
Since this is a FOX game, you can watch this one on FOX Sports online by logging in with your TV provider credentials. You can also get the game on NFL GamePass, or by checking out a service such as Fubo TV.
As far as illegal streaming, I won’t belabor the point like I usually do. Don’t promote illegal streams here or you’ll be banned. Do not pass “Go,” do not collect $200.
Following the game, we will be offering not one, but two live post-game shows. Vikings Report with Drew and Ted will be offering up their live show with Drew, Ted, and Chris, while our friends from Climbing the Pocket will have a live post-game show for your viewing pleasure as well. The Vikings Report show will be on their YouTube channel and getting a post here with a video embed, while the Climbing the Pocket show will be on their YouTube channel as well as the Daily Norseman FaceBook page.
That should be pretty much everything you need in order to follow along with all of the action from the season-opening clash between the Detroit Lions and your Minnesota Vikings from U.S. Bank Stadium. We’ll have Open Threads for each quarter, with the first one dropping approximately an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here then!