Christmas day football: How to watch the Vikings vs Saints game
NFL football is the Christmas present that we didn’t ask for but are so glad we’re getting, as we get to watch Drew Brees & the New Orleans Saints square off against Kirk Cousins & the Minnesota Vikings this Friday afternoon.
The New Orleans Saints are currently locked in first place in the NFC South and are ready to make one final statement before heading into the NFL playoffs, as they aim to take out the Minnesota Vikings, who are currently third in the NFC North and are fighting for their playoff lives.
Wanna catch the game amidst all your holiday cookies & eggnog? Here are some ways how.
Watch Saints vs. Vikings on TV
The Saints will host the Vikings at 3:30p.m. CT on Christmas day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, slated to be nationally televised on both the FOX & NFL Network, with announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Erin Andrews set to call the game.
For those who are NOLA local, listen to the game live on WWL-870 AM & 105.3 FM
Westwood One will be calling the game for National radio.
Check out the game on mobile
The Yahoo Sports app presented by Verizon will host the game for free on your phone or tablet data charges may apply.
The CBS Sports app also plans to stream the game.
NFL Game Pass
For only $99, NFL fans can watch all games all season long, from kickoff on opening night all the way through the Superbowl, where Game Pass members will receive exclusive camera angles, condensed game replays, and live hometown radio feeds.
fuboTV, a streaming service in which you can currently try for free, will be streaming the Vikings vs. Saints game.
While the Saints are already locked in for a playoff spot with a 10-4 record, they’re going to want to keep their foot on the gas in order to fight for a first round-bye for multiple reasons, especially giving quarterback Drew Brees more time to heal after returning from multiple cracked ribs and a partially collapsed lung.
Currently, Brees has twenty-one touchdowns on the season and has thrown for over 2,430 yards with only four interceptions.
Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins is also under Vikings fans’ microscopes, having thrown twenty-nine touchdowns this season with thirteen interceptions in a season where the team has gone 6-8.
What makes this game fascinating is the matchup between who many consider the league’s top-two running backs: Alvin Kamara (Nola) & Dalvin Cook (Min).
Cook has rushed for an impressive 1,484 yards this season and scored fifteen touchdowns, while Kamara has racked up over 750 yards this year and has scored ten touchdowns.
The Minnesota Vikings are currently on the playoff fringe, with their record keeping them on the outside looking in. Vikings are going to need to string together a couple of wins in these final weeks and hope that other NFC teams fall off in the season’s final weeks, such as the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Football Team, or Chicago Bears.
Football on Christmas
This is sort of a new & exciting holiday tradition that’s likely to end next year due to this season’s odd schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Normally we’re used to NFL football on Thanksgiving day and NCAA Bowl games on New Year’s Day . . . but football on Christmas? Moms & daughters everywhere must be furious or excited if football’s their jam, too.
For what it’s worth, we’re sure a little good old fashioned game of football will help keep the American spirit alive during a holiday season that’s been difficult for many given the country’s current circumstances. We just hope that both the New Orleans Saints & the Minnesota Vikings show up and give us a great game worth remembering for years to come.