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How to Watch & Listen to Vikings-Packers in Week 16

EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings (10-4) finished their road slate with a convincing 39-10 win over the Chargers.

Minnesota will host Green Bay (11-3) in the 119th Border Battle, which will mark the ninth time that the rivalry game has been featured on ESPN's Monday Night Football.

Here are three notes on the matchup and information on how to watch or listen to the game.

Give and Take: Sunday's win in Los Angeles marked the 13th time in franchise history for the Vikings to record seven takeaways in one outing. Three interceptions and four fumble recoveries moved Minnesota from middling to fourth-most in the NFL with 27 combined takeaways.

Green Bay enters Week 16 ranked seventh with 23 combined takeaways and protects the ball much better than the Chargers, having committed just nine giveaways, compared to 29.

The Packers rank second in net takeaway/giveaway differential (plus-14), and the Vikings are tied for fourth with a net differential of plus-11).

Cousins and Smiths: Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is delivering the most efficient season of his career. His passer rating of 111.1 is nearly 10 points higher than his previous career best of 101.6 in Washington. Cousins has completed 70.5 percent of his passes for 3,481 yards with 25 touchdowns against five interceptions. His touchdown percentage of 6.1 and interception percentage of 1.2 are on track to be career bests as a starter.

The Vikings will face a Packers team with a pair of quality edge rushers, Preston Smith and Za'Darius Smith who were both brought in via free agency this offseason and have made a difference. Cousins teamed with Preston, who leads Green Bay with 11.5 sacks, in D.C. Za'Darius has added 10. The Smiths can bring heat that Cousins and Co. will need to avoid.

Familiar Foe: This will be the 23rd game and 22nd start by Aaron Rodgers against Minnesota. Rodgers has completed 450 of 663 passes for 5,259 yards with 43 touchdowns and six interceptions in the series. The Vikings have sacked Rodgers 66 times, which is 20 more than the next team (Chicago).

Here are all the ways to catch the action:


Nationwide: ESPN

Locally: CBS (WCCO in the Twin Cities)

Play-by-Play: Joe Tessitore

Analyst: Booger McFarland

Sideline Reporter: Lisa Salters

Sideline Reporter: Melanie Collins


Because this is a national broadcast, fans from coast to coast will be able to watch the game on their iOS mobile devices with the VIKINGS APP or VIKINGS MOBILE SITE (Safari browser only).


KFAN 100.3-FM/KTLK 1130-AM in Minneapolis/St. Paul

Play-by-Play: Paul Allen

Analyst: Pete Bercich

Sideline Reporters: Greg Coleman & Ben Leber

Radio Pre-game Show: Mike Mussman | 5 p.m. (CT)

KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the five-state Vikings Radio Network.


Westwood One

Play-by-Play: Kevin Harlan

Analyst: Kurt Warner

Sideline Reporter: Laura Okmin


Sirius: GB 81 or Streaming 811; MIN 83 or Streaming 819; National 88; Spanish Streaming 970

XM: GB 225 or Streaming 811; MIN 226 Streaming 819; National 88; Spanish Streaming 970


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