At this point, polarization is a Vikings tradition. Are they the team that beat the Packers in a sterling showing from Kirk Cousins last week? Or are they the team that lost to a Cooper Rush-led Cowboys team? It’s almost impossible to know at this point, but with much of the NFC fading, the Vikings have a golden opportunity against the San Francisco 49ers to continue to earn their 6th seed in the NFC Wild Card.
The 49ers, however, are in the midst of a season turnaround themselves. Like the Vikings, they’re 5-5. Like the Vikings, they have a questionable primetime loss on their resume. But also like the Vikings, they’re coming off of a huge win against a divisional opponent. Their win over the Rams was the 49ers’ first divisional win of the season, but it came at a great time, and they’re now sitting at No. 7 in the NFC with a Wild Card spot themselves.
The 49ers’ season is in a good place in the sense that it has quieted down. Jimmy Garoppolo has three straight two-touchdown games, and this is his team, at least for the season. Trey Lance isn’t even really getting gimmick reps for the time being, and while he will undoubtedly get his shot for the 49ers, it’s clear that San Francisco likes what it has in Garoppolo throwing to the incredible Deebo Samuel, who 994 yards are second in the league behind Cooper Kupp (on 30 fewer receptions).
The Vikings have also been utilizing a deep receiving corps for Cousins. Justin Jefferson had 189 yards and a pair of touchdowns for Minnesota last week, with Adam Thielen adding 82 yards and a touchdown for good measure. Dalvin Cook also did his part, carrying 22 times for 86 yards and a touchdown. Last week was the Vikings’ most complete offensive performance of the season, and they’ll look to carry that momentum into Santa Clara.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Vikings vs. 49ers this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 12 NFL schedule.
What channel is 49ers vs. Vikings on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Minnesota): KMSP
- TV channel (San Francisco): KTVU
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
49ers vs. Vikings will be broadcast regionally on local Fox affiliate channels. Kenny Albert and Jonathan Vilma will be on the call for Fox, while Sara Walsh provides sideline analysis. Mike Pereira will be watching this game alongside Rams vs. Packers to provide officiating insight.
You can find the Vikings’ away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 382, while the 49ers’ home broadcast airs on channel 225.
In Canada, viewers can watch 49ers vs. Vikings on DAZN, which includes every NFL game as part of a 30-day free trial.
49ers vs. Vikings start time
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 28
- Kickoff: 4:25 p.m. EST, 1:25 p.m. PST
49ers vs. Vikings is schedule to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET (1:25 p.m. PT). Only local markets will be watching the Vikings and 49ers, with much of the country instead receiving America’s Game of the Week (Rams vs. Packers).
49ers schedule 2021
|12||Nov. 28||vs. Vikings||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|14||Dec. 12||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|15||Dec. 19||vs. Falcons||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|16||Dec. 23||at Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL Network|
|17||Jan. 2||vs. Texans||4:05 p.m. ET||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Rams||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Vikings schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|12||Nov. 28||@49ers||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||@Lions||1:00 p.m.||CBS|
|14||Dec. 9||Steelers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|15||Dec. 20||@Bears||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|16||Dec. 26||Rams||1:00 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||@Packers||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||Bears||1:00 p.m.||Fox|