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Vikings vs Packers live stream: How to watch Sunday Night Football online

Kirk Cousins of the Vikings and Aaron Rodgers of the Packers
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The Vikings vs Packers live stream puts these divisional rivals on the field at Lambeau with Minnesota shorthanded. Vikings' quarterback Kirk Cousins is out as he was placed in the NFL's COVID protocol. Sean Mannion will make the start under center in Cousin's place for this NFL live stream

Vikings vs Packers channel, start time

The Vikings vs Packers live stream is tonight, Sunday (Jan. 2).
Time — 8.20 p.m. ET / 5.20 p.m. PT / 1.20 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

The Vikings (7-8) playoff chances are shrinking by the week and they’re road to the playoffs doesn’t get any easier this week as they face, not only a divisional opponent, but also the best team in the NFL.

Minnesota occupied the seventh and final playoff spot in the NFC heading into week 16, but their loss to the Rams’ last week and the Eagles beating the Giants, elevated Philly into the seven-seed and for now, bounced the Vikings out of contention. If the Vikings are going to get the wins they need to get back in the playoff picture, they'll need to protect the football. That’s something that’s been easier said that done over the last few weeks.

Tonight's starting quarterback Sean Mannion was a third round pick by the Rams in 2015. He has made just two starts in this career, going 0-2 over that stretch. He has yet to throw his first touchdown pass in the NFL.

The Packers (12-3) may be a team that the Vikings are catching at the worst possible time considering Minnesota’s recent turnover concerns. Green Bay is coming off a four-pick game against the Browns and have forced a total of nine turnovers over their last four games. They now lead the NFL with 16 takeaways.

Aaron Rodgers continues to do “Aaron Rodgers” things throwing 33 touchdowns with just four interceptions, best ratio in the NFL. Rodgers has been particularly hot over the last five weeks throwing 16 touchdown passes with no interceptions. His last pick came in week 10 against the Seahawks.

The Packers are 13-point favorites against the Vikings. The over/under is 42.

Vikings vs Packers Inactives: 

Vikings: Kyle Sloter (QB), Wayne Gallman (RB), Wyatt Davis (G), Tashawn Bower (DE), Cam Dantzler (CB), Michael Pierce (DT)

Packers: David Bakhtiari (LT), Billy Turner (RT), Shawn Davis (S), Vernon Scott (S), Jack Heflin (DL)


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Vikings vs Packers live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Vikings vs Packers live stream is going to be broadcast on NBC, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV

The game starts at 8.20 p.m. ET / 5.20 p.m. PT tonight, Sunday (Jan. 2). 

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

Vikings vs Packers live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS (opens in new tab) and Android (opens in new tab) gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local NBC affiliate is showing the Vikings vs Packers live stream.

Vikings vs Packers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Vikings vs Packers on  Sky Sports (opens in new tab) Main Event. Sky is the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Vikings vs Packers live stream starts at 1.20 a.m. GMT Monday morning. 

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

Vikings vs Packers live streams in Canada

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DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

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Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.