How to Watch Today's Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions Game Online: Start Time, Live Stream

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The Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions square off in Week 18. Here's how to watch the game live.

It's the final week of the NFL regular season and today, two NFC North rivals meet when the Minnesota Vikings (7-9) travel to Ford Field to go up against the Detroit Lions (11-5).

When the two teams met just a mere two weeks ago, Detroit beat Minnesota in a Christmas Eve game that clinched the NFC North for the Lions. For today's game, the Lions have ruled out wide receiver Jameson Williams, linebacker James Houston and tight end Brock Wright. The Vikings are going back to veteran quarterback Nick Mullens for this Week 18 season finale.

Ready for some football? Here is everything to know about how to watch the Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions live at home.

When is the Vikings vs. Lions game?

The Week 18 NFL battle between the Minnesota Vikings and Detroit Lions is set to kick off Sunday, January 7, at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT).

How to Watch the Vikings vs. Lions Game

The Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions game will be airing on FOX. If you don't have cable, the most cost-effective way to watch today's game is through a live TV streaming subscription to Sling TV.

Right now, there is a Sling TV deal offering 50% off your first month — bringing the Blue package with FOX down to just $22.50 and the comprehensive Orange + Blue package down to $30. Sling TV comes with 50 hours of free cloud-based DVR recording space, perfect for recording the NFL matchup if you're not home.

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With its Orange + Blue Tier plan, Sling TV offers access to local NBC, Fox and ABC affiliates (where available), plus ESPN and NFL Network. Right now, you can get 50% off your first month of Sling TV for just $30.

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As the official streaming service of the National Football League, NFL+ allows you to watch live NFL games on your mobile device. Starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), NFL+ has access to NFL Network for live local and primetime regular and postseason games on your phone and tablet. You can also upgrade to NFL+ with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously.

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An NFL+ subscription costs $7 per month. If you upgrade to NFL+ Premium for $15/month, you'll get access to live local and primetime games on mobile, NFL RedZone, NFL Network, game replays and more.


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ESPN's standalone streaming service, ESPN+, is another great option for watching today's Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions game along with the rest of this season's NFL games airing on ESPN. With it, you'll be able to watch the ManningCast airing on ESPN2, too. ESPN Plus costs $10 per month or $100 with an annual subscription.

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How to Watch the Vikings vs. Lions Game for Free

With Fubo's sports-focused live TV streaming service, you'll have nearly every channel you'll need to watch the NFL regular season. Every game broadcast nationally or on NFL Network will also be available to stream on Fubo, which comes with 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage and a seven-day free trial.

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NFL Week 18 Schedule

Below, view the schedule for Week 18 of the NFL regular season with game times, television stations and streaming services.

Sunday, January 7

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • New York Jets at New England Patriots, 1:00 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants, 4:25 p.m. ET (CBS)
  • Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Dallas Cowboys at Washington Commanders, 4:25 p.m. ET (FOX)
  • Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)