The Arizona Cardinals and the Minnesota Vikings are the week's featured game on NFL Network. They are the Week 14 Thursday Night Football game. Both teams are in the playoff race and would be in the postseason if the season ended today. But beyond scenarios if the season ended, the Cardinals can punch their postseason ticket with a win, clinching at least a wild card slot. Their magic number to win the NFC West is two.
On paper, this game is not what it should be. The Cardinals are down two defensive starters and running back Andre Ellington. The Vikings are downi four defensive starters, including probably their best player at each level of the defense. They are coming off an embarrassing 38-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals have won six straight games and lead the NFC West by three games with only four to go.
Will you be watching the game? Here is the info you need.
Game: Minnesota Vikings at Arizona Cardinals, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona
Game time: 8:25 PM Eastern/6:25 PM local time
TV: NFL Network (also airing on CBS in local markets in Phoenix and Minneapolis)
Broadcasters: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
National Radio: Westwood One (Ian Eagle, Tim Ryan)
Cardinals Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi)
Cardinals Spanish Radio: Latino Mix KQMR 100.3 FM/KHOV 105.3 FM (Gabriel Trujillo, Rolando Cantu)
Vikings Radio: KFAN-FM 100.3/KTLK-AM 1130 (Paul Allen, Pete Bercich, Greg Coleman)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Odds: Cardinals -9, over/under 46
Picks: Cardinals, of course
Enemy blog: Daily Norseman