It feels like it’s been about six months since the Minnesota Vikings last took the field, but it’s actually only been about two weeks. . .I guess losing the way they did the last time they played will have that effect. But, it’s another Vikings game day, and this afternoon they’ll be taking to the road to battle the Las Vegas Raiders. We want everyone to be able to follow along with all the action, so here’s how you can do that.
This game is going to be kicking off a bit later, with things from Allegiant Stadium set to get underway at 3:05 PM Central time on Sunday afternoon. This game will be broadcast on FOX affiliates around the nation, including KMSP-9 in the Twin Cities, with the call being handled by Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez. If you’re in one of the orange sections of the 506 Sports map below, you’re in the local broadcast area for this week’s game.
If you’re not in the local broadcast area for the game, you can find it on YouTube TV Sunday Ticket.
For our men and women serving in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will be showing this one LIVE on AFN Prime Atlantic. Kickoff is slated for 2100Z, which translates into a 2200L start time for everyone in Central Europe, 0000L on Monday morning for those on Arabian Time, and 0600L on Monday morning for fans in Japan and Korea.
If you have a Vikings Radio Network affiliate in your area, most of them will probably be carrying the game. We’ve provided you with the full list of affiliates for this season, so use our page to find the affiliate nearest to you.
For those of you who are going to use satellite radio to listen to this one, you can find the feed from the Vikings Radio Network on SiriusXM Channel 380. You can listen to the Broncos’ feed on Channel 225 if you feel compelled to do so for whatever reason. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is on Channel 820.
The folks from Football Zebras inform us that the officiating crew for this week’s game will be led by Craig Wrolstad. The last time the Vikings saw Wrolstad’s crew was a pretty good one for them, as that crew handled the Vikings’ thrilling 33-30 overtime victory in Buffalo last season.
Allegiant Stadium is an indoor venue, so the elements won’t be affecting the game itself or anything like that. If you’re going to be in the Vegas area and heading to the game, the weather in Vegas is going to be perfect fall weather according to our friends at WeatherNation. Temperatures at kickoff will be in the upper 50s with virtually no wind.
According to the folks at the DraftKings Sportsbook, the Vikings are a 3-point favorite heading into today’s game. The over/under is sitting at 40.5 points, which is where it has been all week.
Once again, YouTube TV is your home for the NFL Sunday Ticket package this year. If your local affiliate is carrying the game, you should also be able to find it on a service such as Fubo TV or Sling TV.
I’ll say the same thing about illegal streams that I always say: don’t. Or damn sure don’t go advertising them here. You’ll be banned and that will be the end of it.
After a couple weeks away, we will be back to bringing you a live postgame show again this week and, events permitting, every week through the end of the season. The show will come to you courtesy of Vikings Report with Drew and Ted, and we’ll have a link to the show here as well as a post after the game with an embedded video for your viewing pleasure. Of course, if you go to their YouTube page and log in, you can interact with the show and potentially win some stuff, so you might want to explore that route.
That should be everything you need to be able to follow all of the action from Vegas between the Vikings and the Raiders. We’ll have our first Open Thread of the day dropping at around 2:00 PM Central time, an hour before the scheduled kickoff.