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It’s been a short week. . .well Womens Danielle Hunter Jersey , at least on the calendar, because it damn sure seemed like a long time. . .but we’re almost to another Minnesota Vikings’ game day! Tomorrow, the purple will play host to their final inter-conference matchup of the year, as they’ll take on a Miami Dolphins team that is fighting for a potential playoff spot in the AFC, much like the Vikings are on the NFC side.So, how can you keep track of all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday afternoon? Well, that’s the information we’re here to provide you.Television InfoFor the first time since before the bye week, the Vikings are kicking things off at that greatest of all times for NFL football, noon Central time. This is the second time this year that the Vikings will be on CBS, rather than FOX, which means the game will be on WCCO-4 if you’re in the Twin Cities area. The play-by-play for this one will be handled by Ian Eagle and Dan Fouts.If you’re wondering whether or not you’re in the broadcast area for this one, here is this week’s map from the folks at 506 Sports. The Vikings/Dolphins game is represented by the red area.If you’re looking for this one on your DirecTV Sunday Ticket package, you’ll want to point your receiver to Channel 706.For our friends in the United Kingdom, this game will be shown LIVE on Sky Sports Action. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM UK time.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 works out to 1900L for fans in Central Europe, 2230L for everyone in Afghanistan, and 0300L on Monday morning for viewers in Japan and Korea.Radio InfoIf you’re not going to be anywhere near a television for this one, you’ll be able to hear the call from Paul Allen and Pete Bercich on the Vikings Radio Network. That link goes to a list of Vikings Radio Network affiliates across the Upper Midwest. See if yours will be carrying the game. There are a couple of other places you can find it online as well, including the TuneIn radio service as well as the KFAN site (if you’re on a desktop or laptop computer only. . .it won’t work on phones or tablets).For those that have satellite radio, you can find the Vikings Radio Network feed on Sirius Channel 105 or XM Channel 232. If you’re using the SiriusXM Online App Authentic Brett Jones Jersey , the Vikings’ permanent home there is Channel 819.Referee InfoThe good folks from Football Zebras inform us that the officiating crew for this week’s contest will be headed up by Walt Coleman. This will be the second time that Coleman’s crew will be handling a Vikings game, as his crew officiated Minnesota’s 23-21 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles back in Week 5.Weather InfoWith the game itself being played indoors, the weather won’t affect the play on the field. For those of you that are going to be partaking in any sort of pre-game chicanery, it’s going to be cold out there, but nothing out of the ordinary for Minneapolis in December, according to our friends at WeatherNation. Temperatures will hover around the freezing mark leading up to kickoff, and by the time everyone will be leaving U.S. Bank Stadium the temperatures should be to almost 40 degrees.Streaming InfoThere are several other legal subscription services that are available in order to stream the game legally. Among them are Fubo.tv, USTVNow, and Sling TV. If you’re overseas, your best bet is going to be NFL GamePass.Since it has recently been brought up, I want to make it perfectly clear that streams from Reddit or other places are not. . .I repeat, not. . .legal. If you’d like to argue about that, you can argue it somewhere else, because the moderators won’t listen to that garbage. Until Reddit, or anywhere else, has a deal with the National Football League, those streams are illegal and not welcome to be put up on this site. If you want to use them, go find them on your own and don’t be plastering them in the comments section here unless you’d rather not be in the comments of the Game Thread. . .or any other thread. . .here at DN.That should be all of the information you need in order to keep track of all the action from U.S. Bank Stadium between the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins in this crucial AFC/NFC battle. We’ll have our Open Thread for the first quarter up about an hour before kickoff or so, and we hope that you’ll join us here for all of the fun! Coming into their Week 9 contest, the Minnesota Vikings had never beaten the Detroit Lions at U.S. Bank Stadium, suffering an overtime loss in 2016 and a regulation loss in 2017. On Sunday afternoon, the Vikings’ defense did everything they could to ensure that it wouldn’t get to three in a row.Paced by a defense that set a new franchise record by sacking Matthew Stafford ten times and found the end zone themselves once Womens Anthony Barr Jersey , the Vikings overcame a lackluster offensive performance to take down their division rivals by a final score of 24-9.The Vikings wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, marching down the field on their first drive of the game and getting into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown run by Latavius Murray to take a 7-0 lead.That was all the scoring in the first quarter, and a pair of Matt Prater field goals in the second quarter made the score 7-6. Then, Dalvin Cook announced his return from injury in a big way with a huge 70-yard run.That set up the Vikings’ second touchdown, as Kirk Cousins found Adam Thielen for a two-yard score.Minnesota added a Dan Bailey field goal just before halftime, and the home team went into the locker room with a 17-6 lead.There was no scoring in the third quarter, and the Vikings appeared to be looking to add more in the fourth quarter when Kirk Cousins attempted to pitch the ball to Cook, only to have Cook put it on the ground for a Lions recovery. Once again, however, the Vikings’ defense stood tall, and provided the dagger to Detroit’s hopes.Matthew Stafford was scrambling to his right, and attempted to pitch the ball to an unsuspecting Kerryon Johnson. The ball fell to the turf, and because it was pitched backwards, it was a live ball. Danielle Hunter alertly jumped on the ball, and rumbled 32 yards for a defensive touchdown for the Vikings, with Bailey’s extra point making it 24-6.The Lions did get a field goal from Prater with just over a minute to go, and that’s how it ended at U.S. Bank Stadium.The real story of this game was the Minnesota defense, as they made life miserable for the Lions’ offense all game. They sacked Stafford ten times, led by 3.5 for Hunter and 2.5 for Tom Johnson. Everson Griffen collected 1.5 sacks, and Mackensie Alexander and Stephen Weatherly each picked up one. Sheldon Richardson was credited with half a sack to round out the total. The Lions could get nothing going on offense all afternoon, as the Minnesota defense just didn’t allow them any room to breathe.The one down stat from this one is that Adam Thielen failed to break his tie with Calvin Johnson for the most consecutive 100-yard receiving performances in NFL history. He had eight coming into this one, but the Lions held him in check http://www.minnesotavikingsteamonline.com/stefon-diggs-jersey , giving him just four receptions for 22 yards. He did, however, record a touchdown reception for the sixth consecutive game, so that’s a decent consolation prize, I suppose.Kirk Cousins had a very up-and-down game in this one. He had, by far, his lowest statistical output as a Viking, completing 18-of-22 passes for just 164 yards, one touchdown, and one pretty inexplicable interception in the first half. Still, it was good enough in this one.On the receiving side, Laquon Treadwell actually led the Vikings with 37 yards on a pair of receptions. Kyle Rudolph had a pair of receptions for 28 yards, and Chad Beebe, making his NFL debut with Stefon Diggs on the sideline, caught three passes for 21 yards. Dalvin Cook had four receptions for 20 yards in his return, and Aldrick Robinson chipped in with a pair of catches for 20 yards. Latavius Murray also had one 16-yard reception.Dalvin Cook had a nice return in his first game since Week 4. He had the big 70-yard run, and finished with 89 yards on ten carries. Latavius Murray had 31 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries, and Adam Thielen had a five-yard run.The Vikings move their record to 5-3-1, and will take their bye this coming week before returning to face the Chicago Bears in Week 11 at Soldier Field. The Lions fall to 3-5, and they will host those same Bears next week.The Minnesota Vikings get a huge divisional win in Week 9, taking down the Detroit Lions by a final score of 24-9 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Thanks to everyone that got their coverage of today’s game right here at The Daily Norseman!
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