We’re only hours away from the official start of the 2021 NFL season, as the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals prepare to kick off from Paul Brown Stadium. Fans will be back in the stands and we will finally get to see some of the Viking stars on the pitch for the first time since last January.
How can you keep up with all the action in Cincinnati? Well let us tell you!
This game will start when four out of five dentists agree it’s the best time for NFL action, that is, noon central time on Sunday afternoon. The game will be broadcast on FOX, with Chris Myers and Daryl Johnston in charge of the appeal. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re in the local broadcast area for this one, here’s the 506 Sports Good People Weekly Card. The Vikings / Bengals game is represented by the yellow zone.
If you are using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to find the game, you will want to point the receiver to Channel 710.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, you won’t be able to see this one live, but it will be replayed at 1400Z on Monday 12 September. This results in a 1500L kick-off for all in Central Europe, 1600L for locations that are on Arabian Standard Time, and 2200L for fans 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’re using satellite radio, it looks like both the Sirius and XM sides of the house are on the same channels (well) when it comes to NFL football, which is good. You will need to point the dial towards Channel 383 to listen to the Vikings Radio Network stream. If you are using the Sirius XM app, the Viking permanent home is on Channel 820.
According to the folks at Football Zebras, your team of officials for this week’s game will be led by Adrian Hill. Hill’s team actually managed the last two Vikings games of the season in 2020, as his team were responsible for the loss in New Orleans and the victory in Detroit that ended last season. So this will be the Vikings’ third consecutive game that Hill and his team are calling. It’s a little weird, isn’t it?
This game will be played in the elements, and according to our friends at WeatherNation, it will be a warm game. Kick-off temperatures are expected to be in the low to mid-1980s with mostly sunny skies and winds from the southwest at around 10 mph. The Vikings will be wearing their purple jerseys for this one, so the heat might end up being a bigger factor than usual.
Since this is a FOX game, you can watch this one on FOX Sports online by signing 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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After the game we will offer not one, but of them live post-match broadcasts. Vikings Report with Drew and Ted will be offering their live show with Drew, Ted and Chris, while our friends at Climbing the Pocket 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 Daily Norseman FaceBook page.
That should be just about all you need to keep up with all the action in the season opener between the Cincinnati Bengals and your Minnesota Vikings from Paul Brown Stadium. We’ll have open discussions for each quarter, with the first falling around an hour before kick-off, so we hope to see you here for the first game that matters this season!