The NFC No. 7 seed is the hottest commodity in the NFL right now, and right now it belongs to the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings took care of business on “Monday Night Football” against the Bears last week, winning 17-9 at Soldier Field. The defense did just enough to win, as the Vikings offense was held to under 200 yards. Three recovered fumbles gave the Vikings the edge they needed to win, but they face a much more potent offense this week in Matthew Stafford and the Rams.
The Rams were quiet in their impromptu primetime matchup Tuesday against the Seahawks, taking over a half to really get rolling. Sony Michel ended up being a difference-maker, picking up 92 yards on 18 carries. Michel has emerged as a strong component of the Los Angeles offense, and he’s given them another dimension in the running game. Cooper Kupp was who he’s been all year, notching another nine catches for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns as he continues to be impossible to cover.
Los Angeles has a golden opportunity this week, as the Cardinals try to process their loss to the Lions with a game against the always-tough Colts. There hasn’t been a point since Week 3 that the NFC West has felt more attainable for them, so now would be the ideal time to strike. Of course that’s easier said than done, particularly against a team as temperamental as Minnesota.
Unfortunately for the Vikings, the Rams do play the run extremely well. That means that the onus could well fall on Kirk Cousins to be the difference-maker in this game. That’s no mean feat when Aaron Donald is lining up opposite your offensive line, but the Vikings need to keep winning. They have arguably the hardest schedule of any of the teams still in the NFC picture, and it won’t get easier next week against the Packers at Lambeau Field. Every game is key now, and expect Minnesota’s play on Sunday to reflect that.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Rams vs. Vikings this Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels, and the full Week 16 NFL schedule.
What channel is Rams vs. Vikings on today?
- TV channel (national): Fox
- TV channel (Los Angeles): KTTV
- TV channel (Minnesota): KMSP
- Live Stream: Fox Sports Go, fuboTV
Rams vs. Vikings will be broadcast regionally on local Fox affiliate channels in Week 16. Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth are in the booth for Fox in Minnesota, and Shannon Spake is handling sideline reports. Mike Pereira will be acting as rules analyst for Fox.
You can find the Rams’ away broadcast on SiriusXM channel 387, while the Vikings’ home broadcast airs on channel 231.
In Canada, viewers can watch Rams vs. Vikings with a subscription to DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
Rams vs. Vikings start time
- Date: Sunday, Dec. 26
- Kickoff: 1 p.m. EST, 10 a.m. PST
Rams vs. Vikings is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. The Northern and Western United States will have this game in Fox’s early slot, with the notable exception of the Pacific Northwest, who will get Seahawks vs. Bears later in the day.
Los Angeles Rams schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||vs. Bears||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|2||Sept. 19||at Colts||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Buccaneers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|5||Oct. 7 (Thursday)||at Seahawks||8:20 p.m. ET||Fox/NFLN/Amazon|
|6||Oct. 17||at Giants||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|7||Oct. 24||vs. Lions||4:05 p.m. ET||Fox|
|8||Oct. 31||at Texans||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|9||Nov. 7||vs. Titans||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|10||Nov. 15 (Monday)||at 49ers||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||at Packers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||vs. Jaguars||4:25 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 13 (Monday)||at Cardinals||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|15||Dec. 21||vs. Seahawks||7 p.m. ET||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||at Vikings||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Ravens||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||Fox|
Minnesota Vikings schedule 2021
|1||Sept. 12||at Bengals||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|2||Sept. 19||at Cardinals||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|3||Sept. 26||vs. Seahawks||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|4||Oct. 3||vs. Browns||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|5||Oct. 10||vs. Lions||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|6||Oct. 17||at Panthers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|8||Oct. 31||vs. Cowboys||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|9||Nov. 7||at Ravens||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|10||Nov. 14||at Chargers||4:05 p.m. ET||FOX|
|11||Nov. 21||vs. Packers||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|12||Nov. 25||at 49ers||4:25 p.m. ET||FOX|
|13||Dec. 5||at Lions||1 p.m. ET||CBS|
|14||Dec. 9||vs. Steelers||8:20 p.m. ET||NFL/FOX|
|15||Dec. 20||at Bears||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|16||Dec. 26||vs. Rams||1 p.m. ET||FOX|
|17||Jan. 2||at Packers||8:20 p.m. ET||NBC|
|18||Jan. 9||vs. Bears||1 p.m. ET||FOX|