The time is near again, ladies and gentlemen, as we’re only a few hours away from kick-off at US Bank Stadium between the Cleveland Browns and your Minnesota Vikings. We want to make sure everyone is able to follow all of the actions this afternoon, so we’re putting all of this information in one place for everyone. Let’s go.
After a few weeks in the late window, we are now back to the best time for NFL action i.e. noon central time on Sunday afternoon. For the first time this season, The Vikings will air on CBS, which is WCCO-4 in the Twin Cities. We are also lucky this week, as we will have the privilege of having Kevin Harlan for today’s game with Trent Green. For those of you outside of the Twin Cities area, here’s the 506 Sports map. The Browns / Vikings game is represented by the blue area.
If you’re going to watch this one using your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver to Channel 707.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will show this one live on AFN Sports 2. Kick-off is scheduled for 1800Z, which amounts to 1900L for fans of Central Europe, 2000L for everyone at 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 bring you live broadcasts of every Viking game for 2021. If you are traveling to an area where there is an affiliate or just prefer radio to TV, check out their site and find the affiliate in your region.
If you plan to use satellite radio, you can get this week’s game from Sirius Channel 106 Where XM channel 231. These channels will bring you the Vikings Radio Network stream. If you are using the Sirius XM app, the Viking permanent home is on Channel 820.
Football Zebras informs us that this week’s refereeing team will be led by Tony Corrente. Corrente has been in the refereeing game for a very long time now, as this is his 22nd season. The last time the Vikings saw him was during Sunday Night Football last season, when his team handled the Vikings’ 27-26 loss to the Seahawks last October.
The game won’t be affected by the elements, but if you’re going to be part of the pre-game festivities, it should be a pretty perfect day for that according to our friends at WeatherNation. Kick-off temperatures will be in the mid-1960s with mostly cloudy skies and northwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour.
As this game airs 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 viewing a service such as Fubo TV.
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After the game we will offer not one, but of them live post-match broadcasts. Vikings relationship with Drew and Ted will be offering their show live with Drew, Ted and Chris, while our friends from Pocket climbing will also have a live post-match show for your viewing pleasure. The Vikings Report show will be on their YouTube channel and will receive a post here with an embedded video, while the Climbing the Pocket show will be on their YouTube channel as well as the Norseman’s Daily Facebook Page.
That should be just about all you need to keep up with all the action in the season opener between the Cleveland Browns and your Minnesota Vikings from US Bank Stadium. We will have open discussions for each quarter, with the first falling around an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here at that time!