Once again, it is nearly time for your Minnesota Vikings to take to the gridiron as they travel to the east coast this week to battle their fellow purple warriors, the Baltimore Ravens. We want to make sure that everyone can follow along with today’s action, so we’re putting all of the relevant information in one place to make it that much easier.
After a week in prime time. . .sigh. . .the Vikings are once again back to the best possible time for NFL action, that being noon Central on Sunday to take on Baltimore. This game will be shown on the FOX family of networks, meaning KSTP-9 in the Twin Cities area, with Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth on the call. If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the broadcast area for today’s game, here is the map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Ravens game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, you’ll want to point your receiver to Channel 709.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one LIVE, with kickoff slated for 1800Z on AFN Sports 2. That means everyone in Central Europe will start seeing coverage at 1900L, kickoff is at 2100L for everyone on Arabian Standard Time, and it will be an early morning for fans in Japan and Korea with kickoff set for 0300L on Monday morning.
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 119 or XM Channel 387. 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.
Per the gang at Football Zebras, the officiating crew for this week will be led by Carl Cheffers. The Vikings haven’t seen Cheffers for a while, but the last Vikings game he did was a good one for the good guys, as his crew handled the Vikings' 26-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Wild Card Weekend in January of 2020.
It’s an outdoor game for the Vikings, and according to our friends at WeatherNation the conditions will be darn near perfect for an early November contest. Temperatures at kickoff are forecast to be in the low-to-mid 50s with winds out of the northwest at around 10 miles/hour.
According to our friends at the DraftKings Sportsbook, the Ravens currently sit as a 6-point favorite over the Vikings, with the over/under sitting at 50.5. You can use the link there to track any potential changes all the way up to kickoff.
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.
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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 Baltimore Ravens and your Minnesota Vikings from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore. 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!