How to Watch Vikings vs. Seahawks on Thursday Night

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The Minnesota Vikings have conducted training camp for a couple of weeks, shaping the current 91-man roster with player competition and position battles in Eagan.

Now, the franchise will head to Seattle on Thursday night for a preseason date with Pete Carroll’s Seahawks.

How to Watch Vikings vs. Seahawks on Thursday Night

The game kicks off at 9:00 pm CST at Lumen Field on August 10th, a familiar venue for the Vikings.

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For fans living in (or around) the Twin Cities, the game will be broadcast on FOX 9 at 9:00 pm CST. That will snag most viewership for Vikings fans. The station will vary in the greater Midwest market or areas that routinely get Vikings games on television. For example, CBS will carry the game in the Des Moines, Iowa, market. In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ABC is the provider.

Check this site with your zip code for local listings.

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Otherwise, for Vikings and Seahawks fans outside of typical local viewership markets, the preseason tryst will air on NFL Network, which is available on cable subscriptions like Sling.

The Vikings created a roster upheaval this offseason, saying goodbye to longtime and expensive veterans like Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook, Eric Kendricks, Patrick Peterson, and Dalvin Tomlinson, among others, in favor of rookies drafted by current general manager Kwesi Adofo-Mensah. The young executive is executing what he calls a ‘competitive rebuild,’ and folks will continue to see it in living color Thursday night.

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The Seahawks, on the other hand, plan to build on unforeseen success from 2022. The club extended reclamation quarterback Geno Smith, signed free agents Dre’Mont Jones and Bobby Wagner, and produced a nifty little draft by selecting Jaxon Smith-Njigba (WR) and Devon Witherspoon (CB). Seattle reached the postseason last year, despite owning a label of a bottom-feeding team heading into the 2022 season — but was crushed by the San Francisco 49ers in the postseason, 41-23.

Seattle is forecasted to finish in second place inside the NFC West in 2023, behind those same 49ers, and is on deck for 8.5 wins, according to oddsmakers.

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Ironically, the Vikings are on tap for the same forecast as Seattle — a second-place finish to the Detroit Lions, with an 8.5-win over-under, per sportsbooks. Minnesota won its first NFC North title in five years last season and hopes to fire up consecutive division titles for the first time since 2008-2009.

Seattle is favored by 4.5 points to take down Minnesota in the first preseason game.

The Vikings are expected to rest most, if not all, starters.

Dustin Baker is a political scientist who graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2007. Subscribe to his daily YouTube Channel, VikesNow. He hosts a podcast with Bryant McKinnie, which airs every Wednesday with Raun Sawh and Sal Spice. His Vikings obsession dates back to 1996. Listed guilty pleasures: Peanut Butter Ice Cream, ‘The Sopranos,’ Basset Hounds, and The Doors (the band).

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