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Vikings vs. Bengals: How to watch, TV schedule, radio broadcast, odds and more

How can you follow along with all the action on Saturday?

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We have officially made it to another Minnesota Vikings game day, everybody! Yes, it’s a bit of a shorter week this week, but today we get to see the purple take the field once again to kick off a Saturday tripleheader of action in the National Football League when they take on the Cincinnati Bengals. We want to make sure everyone knows where to follow along with all of today’s action, so we’re putting it all in one convenient place for you.

Television Info

Even though it’s a Saturday, we’re still getting things underway at the best time for NFL action to get started, that being noon Central time on Saturday. This game is going to be carried by the NFL Network, but if you’re in the Twin Cities area it will be shown on WCCO-4, the local CBS affiliate. No map necessary for this one, as Vikings/Bengals is going to be the only game in town.

For our men and women in uniform serving overseas, this game will be shown LIVE on the American Forces Network, specifically on AFN Sports. Kickoff is slated for 1800Z, which translates to 1900L for everyone in Central Europe, 2100L for those on Arabian Time, and 0300L on Sunday morning for fans in Japan and Korea.

Radio Info

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 226. You can listen to the Bengals’ feed on Channel 225 if you feel compelled to do so for whatever reason. There will also be a national broadcast from Westwood One on SiriusXM NFL Radio, Channel 88. If you’re using the SiriusXM app, the Vikings’ permanent home there is on Channel 820.

Referee Info

The folks from Football Zebras inform us that the officiating crew for this one will be led by Bill Vinovich. It’s been a while since the Vikings have seen Vinovich’s crew, as the last game they did for Minnesota was the 2022 season opener when they defeated Green Bay at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Weather Info

This is the last game this season. . .at least in the regular season. . .where the Vikings are scheduled to play outdoors, but according to our friends at WeatherNation, it should be just about as perfect a day for football as you can hope for in December. Temperatures at kickoff will be in the upper 40s and warm to the mid-50s as the game progresses under partly cloudy skies and light winds from the southeast.

Betting Info

According to the DraftKings Sportsbook, the Vikings are still a 3.5-point underdog, which is a slight shift downwards from where things opened. The over/under for this one is sitting at 40.5 points.

Streaming Info

This game will be aired on the NFL Network or, potentially, a local affiliate in your area. If your local affiliate is carrying the game and you, for some reason, don’t have the NFL Network as part of your cable or streaming package, 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.

Post-Game Info

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 Cincinnati between the Vikings and the Bengals, folks. We’ll have our first Open Thread of the day dropping at around 11:00 AM Central time, an hour before the scheduled kickoff.