Alright, folks, we’re about four hours away from the kick-off of the Minnesota Vikings’ Week 2 NFL game, as they travel into the wilderness to face the Arizona Cardinals. Yes, the Vikings are part of the late window this week, and they’ll be here next week as well. So we want to help you find the best way to keep up with all the action in Arizona. Now let’s move on to all of this information.
This game will be one of four late afternoon National Football League games, which will push the kick off to 3:05 p.m. Center Sunday afternoon. The match will be broadcast on FOX and will feature Gus Johnson and Aqib Talib on the call. . .which is one reason why you need to either turn up the volume or press ‘mute’ on your TV. As always, your mileage may vary. If you’re not sure whether or not you’re in the local broadcast area of this one, here’s the 506 Sports weekly card. The Vikings / Cardinals game is rightly depicted in purple.
FOX doesn’t have a double schedule this week, so those of you in the purple zone won’t have a FOX start this week. You’ll get one on CBS, however.
If you are using the DirecTV Sunday Ticket package to watch this one, you will need to point the receiver to Channel 714.
For our men and women in uniform overseas, the American Forces Network will show this one live on AFN Sports 2. Wherever you are, if you watch this one live, it’s going to be late at night. Kick-off is scheduled for 2100Z, which translates to a start time of 2200L for viewers in Central Europe, 2300L for all who are on Arabian Standard Time, and 0500L Monday morning 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 plan to use satellite radio, you can get this week’s game from Sirius Channel 137 Where XM channel 381. 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.
According to the Zebras Football gang, this week’s team of officials will be led by Bill Vinovich. The Vikings last saw Vinovich’s team last November at US Bank Stadium, as it was the team that handled the Vikings’ 31-28 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
We do not know. . .at least as I write this. . . whether or not the State Farm Stadium retractable roof is open for it. Considering the predictions from our friends at WeatherNation, however, I would be quite surprised if that was the case. Temperatures for kickoff are expected to be a mild 96 degrees (but it’s a dry heat) with light southwest winds. It’s going to be hot because. . Well, you know, it’s a desert.
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 viewing a service such as Fubo TV.
Regarding illegal streaming, I won’t insist on this point as I usually do. Do not promote illegal feeds here or you will be banned. Don’t spend “Go”, don’t collect $ 200.
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 of the action in the season opener between the Arizona Cardinals and your Minnesota Vikings from State Farm Stadium. We’ll be having open discussions for each quarter, with the first falling around an hour before kickoff, so we hope to see you here at that time!