Russell Wilson, arguably the front-runner for NFL MVP, returns to primetime looking to stay perfect on the season against a Minnesota team still clinging to small playoff hopes.
Seattle (4-0), has been historically bad on defense, allowing north of 400 passing yards a game, on pace to set an all-time NFL record. Potentially missing safety Jamal Adams with a groin injury could make matters even worse. Fortunately for the Seahawks, Wilson has been playing at an MVP level, leading the league in passing touchdowns (16), completion percentage (75.2) and passer rating (136.7). Helping his cause is DK Metcalf’s 403 receving yards, also best in the NFL.
The Vikings (1-3) have been one of the more disappointing teams of the young season, as many analysts selected Minnesota to compete for the NFC North title. Dalvin Cook currently leads the league in rushing yards and touchdowns, but will face a heavy challenge on Sunday going against a Seahawks run defense that ranks third-best. Minnesota’s best option may be for Kirk Cousins to throw it deep against the poor Seattle secondary that has been torched on throws of 20 or more yards, allowing opponents to complete 11 of 15 passes for 359 yards.
Below is everything to know about this week’s “Sunday Night Football” game between the Seahawks and Vikings in Week 5.
What channel is Seahawks vs. Vikings on today?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will broadcast live on NBC. The network’s TV rights deal with the NFL gives it all “Sunday Night Football” games as well as the annual Thursday night season-opener, and NBC is given a spot in the Super Bowl broadcast rotation.
The usual gang of Al Michaels as play-by-play and Cris Collinsworth as the color commentator are back in the booth with Michele Tafoya working the sidelines.
Below are the top TV markets in the United States and the NBC affiliate/TV channel for each.
In Canada the game is live streamed on DAZN and is also on TSN and CTV2.
What time is the Seahawks vs. Vikings game on?
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 have the same set start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 SNF window.
While the start times for all “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 will go unchanged, the teams featured in the time slot can be altered beginning in Week 5.
The NFL has a flex scheduling procedure that allows for “quality matchups on Sunday night in those weeks and gave surprise teams a chance to play their way onto primetime.” Here are the key rules for flex scheduling:
— Begins Sunday of Week 5 and in effect during Weeks 5-17
— Up to two games may be flexed into Sunday night between Weeks 5-10
— Only Sunday afternoon games are subject to being moved into the Sunday night window
— The game that has been tentatively scheduled for Sunday night during flex weeks will be listed at 8:15 p.m. ET
— The announcement will come no later than 12 days prior to the game
NFL live stream for Seahawks vs. Vikings
Because NBC broadcasts all “Sunday Night Football” games, they are available to stream on all of the network’s online platforms. This should be the preferred method for those who have a cable/satellite subscription but can’t get in front of a TV.
For cord-cutters, there are plenty of live streaming options for “Sunday Night Football.” Below are all of them.
In Canada, the game is availalbe on DAZN, which live streams every NFL game.
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