The time is nearly upon us once again, ladies and gentlemen, as we are just hours away from kickoff at U.S. Bank Stadium between the Cleveland Browns and your Minnesota Vikings. We want to make sure that everyone is able to follow along with all of this afternoon’s action, so we’re putting all of that information in one place for everyone. Let’s get to it.
After a couple of weeks in the late window, we are now back to the greatest of times for NFL action, that being noon Central time on Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season, the Vikings will be broadcast on CBS, which is WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities. We’re lucky this week as well, as we’ll get the privilege of having Kevin Harlan provide the play-by-play for today’s game along with Trent Green. For those of you that are outside the Twin Cities area, here is the map from 506 Sports. The Browns/Vikings game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re going to be viewing this one using your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver towards Channel 707.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one live on AFN Sports 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 1800Z, which works out to 1900L for fans in Central Europe, 2000L for everyone on Arabian Standard Time, and Monday morning at 0200L 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 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 106 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.
Football Zebras informs us that this week’s officiating crew will be headed up by Tony Corrente. Corrente has been in the officiating game for a very long time now, as this is his 22nd season. The last time the Vikings saw him was on Sunday Night Football last season, as his crew handled the Vikings’ 27-26 loss to the Seahawks last October.
The game is not going to be affected by the elements, but if you’re going to be partaking in some pre-game festivities, it should be a pretty perfect day for it according to our friends from WeatherNation. Temperatures by kickoff will be in the mid-60s under mostly cloudy skies and winds out of the northwest at 5-10 miles an hour.
With this game being shown on CBS, you can get a live stream of it by going to the CBS Sports website. 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 Cleveland Browns 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!