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How to Watch, Listen & Stream Vikings vs. Lions in Week 16

EAGAN, Minn. – The Vikings (7-7) will host the Lions (10-4) at noon (CT) Sunday in Week 16.

It will be the 124th overall meeting between the division foes.

Minnesota is 80-41-2 all-time against Detroit.

Here are all the ways to catch the action, followed by three things the editorial staff will be watching for during the game.


FOX (KMSP in the Twin Cities)

Play-by-Play: Kenny Albert

Analyst: Jonathan Vilma

Sideline reporter: Shannon Spake



People in the red areas shown on the map from will be able to watch the game on their iOS mobile devices with the Vikings app or Vikings mobile site (Safari browser only). The Yahoo! Sports app for smartphones and tablets offers another method for viewing live local and prime-time NFL games.


KFAN (100.3-FM), KTLK 1130-AM and the five-state Vikings Radio Network

Play-by-Play: Paul Allen

Analyst: Pete Bercich

Sideline reporter: Ben Leber

Note: The pregame radio show on the Vikings Radio Network will begin at 10 a.m. (CT).

Audio Streaming Option: Catch the audio broadcast on your smart devices through the KFAN channel on the iHeart app.


Catch the Vikings on Tico Sports at WREY "El Rey" 94.9 FM and 630 AM in the Twin Cities and on, and

Play-by-Play: Gabriel Rios

Analyst: Isaias Zendejas


Play-by-Play: Steve Levy

Analyst: Mike Tannenbaum


Detroit: SiriusXM 160 or 383/Or in the app

Minnesota: SiriusXM 82 or 227/Or in the app


Click here for the full bevy of options that include over-the-air, cable, satellite, over-the-top and streaming methods.


Start your free trial of NFL+ today to watch Vikings preseason games live or on-demand.

NFL+ and NFL+ Premium provide all the action when you are on the go. It is available in the NFL app and at

NFL+ is available for $6.99/month or $49.99/year and offers the following:

  • Live out-of-market preseason games across devices
  • Live local and prime-time regular-season and postseason games on your phone or tablet
  • Live game audio (home, away & national calls) for every game of the season
  • NFL Films' on-demand content, ad-free

NFL+ Premium is available for $14.99/month or $99.99/year and offers all the NFL+ features and the following:

  • Full game replays across devices (ad-free)
  • Condensed game replays across devices (ad-free)
  • Coaches film (ad-free)


Battle of elite tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Sam LaPorta | By Ellis Williams

Sunday's Lions versus Vikings matchup features two tight ends having incredible seasons.

T.J. Hockenson leads all tight ends this season with 91 catches through 14 games. His 902 receiving yards ranks second, trailing Chiefs star Travis Kelce by only 22 yards.

Hockenson has immediately impacted the Vikings offense, quickly establishing himself as a focal point of Head Coach Kevin O'Connell's scheme. He already set a new Vikings tight ends record for catches in a season, passing the 83 by Kyle Rudolph in 2016, with five catches at Las Vegas.

The 26-year-old Pro Bowler needs 103 yards to break the Vikings single-season tight end yardage record set by Joe Senser in 1981.

Lions tight end Sam LaPorta is also having a record-breaking season. LaPorta, a 2023 second-round pick, is the first rookie tight end in league history with 70 receptions, 700 yards and seven receiving touchdowns.

Last week, LaPorta scored three touchdowns in the Lions home win over the Broncos. He became only the third rookie in the Super Bowl Era to have three or more touchdowns in a prime-time game, joining Randy Moss and Rob Gronkowski.

LaPorta is three receiving touchdowns away from tying Mike Ditka's 62-year-old rookie tight end record of 12 receiving touchdowns.

It takes a savvy and dedicated game plan to scheme players like Hockenson and LaPorta open consistently. On Sunday, watch for O'Connell and Lions Offensive Coordinator Ben Johnson to keep putting their difference-making tight ends in advantageous situations.

Mullens making first home start for Vikings | By Lindsey Young

After making his first start as a Minnesota Viking last week at Cincinnati, quarterback Nick Mullens on Sunday will make his first start at home.

O'Connell told reporters Monday he'd be starting Mullens.

"I thought Nick did a lot of really good things in the football game on Saturday, moved the team," O'Connell said. "We had our first 100-yard rush of the season, Nick over 300-yards, all positive things and Nick knows we also need to try to limit those and eliminate those critical, critical errors where we turned the ball over in the red zone with chances for points twice there in the football game, and Nick will continue to work towards that, but I think with another good week of preparation and building upon the positive things he did last Saturday, my expectation is Nick is going to go out and play really well for us this weekend."

Against the Bengals, Mullens was 26-of-33 passing for 303 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions with a passer rating was 99.9. He was sacked three times.

The 28-year-old will take the stage for this weekend's Winter Whiteout game in front of a home crowd, with an opportunity to defeat a division rival.

"It's all about beating the Lions. The playoffs are awesome, but if you don't win, then the playoffs don't matter. You've got to beat the Lions, and I think the guys are excited about that," Mullens told Twin Cities media members Wednesday. "We've got the Whiteout at home, so there's a lot to be excited about. We have a great defense, move the ball on offense; we know we can do it, so now it's putting it all together [with] an awesome home crowd."

Can Vikings defense limit Goff | By Craig Peters

Lions QB Jared Goff has played the Vikings six times, including twice with the Rams (2017 and 2018) and twice in each of the past two seasons since landing in Detroit via trade.

There have essentially been two versions of Goff in those six games, and the split of the outcomes can be connected to the way he's played.

In three wins (all in home games), Goff has completed 69.2 percent of his passes, thrown for 11 touchdowns against one interception and totaled a passer rating of 127.9.

In three losses (all at Minnesota), Goff has completed 60.9 percent of his passes, thrown one touchdown against two interceptions and totaled a passer rating of 72.0.

The Vikings have seen Goff at some of his best and have also helped limit his damage.

"He's a baller. He can make all the throws," Vikings safety Harrison Smith said. "They have a pretty balanced approach — can run the ball well, can throw it well — and Goff's in full command of that."

Last season, there was a direct correlation between Goff's average time to throw and his success. In Detroit's Week 3 loss at U.S. Bank Stadium, Goff averaged 3.09 seconds. In Week 13, he averaged 2.72 seconds.

In 2021, he averaged 2.51 seconds in a Week 5 loss at Minnesota but in Week 12 at Detroit, he averaged 2.67 seconds.

This season, Goff has averaged 2.72 seconds.

Vikings Defensive Coordinator Brian Flores has held that role in one game and been the head coach/defensive play caller in another against Goff. The first was Super Bowl LIII (Feb. 3, 2019) when Flores was with the Patriots. Goff averaged 3.16 seconds.

In Week 8 of the 2020 season, Goff averaged 2.58 seconds, in a loss at the Dolphins.

Under Flores, the 2023 Vikings lead the NFL in rushing six or more players (27.5 percent of the time) and three or fewer (22.0) this season.

Goff has some interesting splits this season (thanks much to NFL Media Research), depending on the number of rushers an opponent has sent.

Vs. three or fewer rushers: 27 dropbacks, 56.0 completion percentage, 0 TD, 74.1 passer rating

Vs. four or five rushers: 473 dropbacks, 68.4 completion percentage, 23 TD, 99.4 passer rating

Vs. six or more rushers: 33 dropbacks, 58.1 completion percentage, 3 TD, 100.3 passer rating