The Vikings and Packers rivalry is obviously one that’s recognized locally, but this week it’ll be on a more national stage because FOX has sent its #1 team to broadcast the game.
There are several ways you can take in Sunday’s Vikings-Packers game…
– As usual, we’ll have a live chat here on vikings.com during the game. We’ll launch the chat just before kickoff, so be sure to join us.
– FOX’s broadcast will feature Joe Buck (play-by-play) and Troy Aikman calling the action. Pam Oliver will handle sideline reporting duties.
– National radio will be handled by Sports USA Radio Network, with Larry Kahn calling the action and Ross Tucker analyzing it. Troy West is the sideline reporter.
– But if you’re going to follow the game on the radio, I recommend tuning in to either KFAN-AM 1130 or KTLK 100.3 FM to hear Paul Allen call the action and Pete Bercich handle the analysis. Greg Coleman is the sideline reporter. Also, Mike Mussman will anchor the pre-game show, which begins at 10:00 a.m. CT.
KFAN and KTLK serve as the flagship stations for the 72-station, 5-state Vikings Radio Network.
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Both the Vikings and Packers have listed 3 starters as questionable for this Sunday’s NFC North tilt at Mall of America Field. Let’s get to the details…
For the Vikings
Out: S Eric Frampton (hamstring)
Questionable: WR Bernard Berrian, G Anthony Herrera (elbow) and C John Sullivan (calf)
Probable: CB Asher Allen (concussion), CB Chris Cook (knee), QB Brett Favre (ankle/foot), WR Percy Harvin (ankle) and S Jamarca Sanford (hamstring)
For Green Bay
Questionable: WR Donald Driver (quadricep), FB Korey Hall (back) DE/NT Ryan Pickett (ankle)
Probable:LB Desmond Bishop (hip), LB Brandon Chillar (shoulder), T Chad Clifton (knee), CB Pat Lee (ankle), LB Clay Matthews (shin), TE Andrew Quarless (shoulder), Scott Wells (arch) CB Charles Woodson (toe)
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We’ll wait until the injury report comes out in a bit to go into details on who will and won’t play on Sunday. In the meantime, there are 2 topics to touch on from after practice today.
WR Sidney Rice – he remains on the PUP list after hip surgery. The Vikings must take him off the PUP by Wednesday or else he’ll be placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season. In theory, then, Rice could sit out this weekend’s game against Green Bay but then be activated by Wednesday and comeback later this season, as soon as next Sunday against Washington. But Childress indicated that if Rice is unable to play on Sunday he’ll likely be placed on season-ending injured reserve. So stay tuned on this one.
RBs Coach Eric Bieniemy – Childress said he has received a preliminary phone call regarding Bieniemy from representatives of the University of Colorado about their head coaching vacancy. Bieniemy played football at Colorado and has been rumored to be a candidate for the head job there. He was an original hire by Childress on this staff and has done a superb job, obviously, of working with RB Adrian Peterson.
“I do think highly of him,” Childress said. “I think he could be a coordinator in this league and before it’s over he could probably be a head coach in this league. I know what his recruiting skills are like; he’s an excellent recruiter and an excellent people person. Great, great teacher of offensive football. We’d hate to lose him but certainly, if he has the opportunity, it’d be hard to hold him back.”
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Vikings RB Toby Gerhart is teaming up with zero calorie Pepsi MAX and Cub Foods to celebrate the new Pepsi MAX NFL Rookie cans. Gerhart joins 13 other NFL rookies from across the league who will be featured on their own Pepsi MAX can. The NFL Rookie edition of Pepsi MAX will be available for a limited time at participating retailers.
As part of the promotion, Gerhart will be meeting fans and signing autographs at the Cub Foods in Burnsville on Tuesday, Nov. 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. For directions, click here.
The Pepsi MAX Rookie can series is part of the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week/Year program, which allows fans to vote each week and at the end of the season for the best rookie in the league at http://www.pepsimax.com/facebook or http://www.NFL.com/rookie. As the official soft drink of the NFL and as part of the program, Pepsi MAX is not only honoring 14 different NFL rookies on the cans, but is giving fans the chance to win a trip to North Texas to attend Super Bowl XLV and all the festivities leading up to it, where they will announce the 2010 Rookie of the Year.
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