Chargers vs. Vikings Live Stream: Watch Online without Cable

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Chargers vs. Vikings Live Stream: San Diego and Minnesota go at it in the third week of the NFL preseason. Expect Phillip Rivers to play against Teddy Bridgewater for most of the first half of the game.

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In the third week of the NFL Preseason, we have two teams from two very different climates. The San Diego Chargers take on the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis. The game kicks off at 1 p.m. EST Sunday, Aug. 28. We want to help you watch the Chargers vs. Vikings live stream online.

Here’s a few ways you can watch the Chargers vs. Vikings live stream:

Chargers vs. Vikings Live Stream on Sling TV

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Thanks to some much-appreciated updates this summer, Sling TV has become one of our favorite ways to watch NFL football games, including the Chargers vs. Vikings live stream.

One of the great updates was the addition of the NFL Network, but that doesn’t really impact this game.

The addition of live Fox and NBC local affiliates in major markets can help you watch the Chargers vs. Vikings live stream, though. The local Fox affiliate in Minneapolis is broadcasting the game and that market happens to be covered by Sling. So, if you’re a Sling subscriber, you have access to watching this game online. In San Diego, it’s also be broadcast on Fox, but that market isn’t covered by Sling. Don’t worry, we have another option for Charger fans below.

Sling TV (review here!) also lets you watch ESPN and ESPN2 live, in addition to more than 25 other popular channels that you would typically see in a cable subscription package. The service starts at $20 per month, but as some add-ons if you want extra channels. You can watch Sling on a number of devices, including a Roku and Apple TV.

Sling currently has a deal that scores you a free Roku 2 when you sign up for three months of service.

Haven’t used Sling TV? Here’s a free, 7-day trial.

Chargers vs. Vikings Live Stream, On Demand with NFL Game Pass

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Here you go Charger fans in San Diego: For the first time, the NFL has given us a service called NFL Game Pass that lets us watch every single NFL preseason game, in addition to on demand access to the entire regular season.

So, as mentioned above, the Chargers game isn’t live streaming on Sling TV (well, unless you’re in Minnesota), but it is available on Game Pass. That means anyone in the country can enjoy the Chargers vs. Vikings live stream, or any other game that happens to be on any particular day.

There are some NFL blackout rules around this, though. If you’re a Chargers fan in San Diego, you can’t stream the game live. Once the game clock, hits zero, however, it’ll be available on demand.

In addition to access to all 256 regular NFL games on demand, you also get on-demand access to all games dating back to the 2009 NFL season. Nothing has been announced yet about live regular season games.

There is a 7-day free trial for Game Pass.

Note: Looking for information on the NFL Game Pass International offering? Click here for more details.

Watch Chargers vs. Vikings Live Stream with an Antenna

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Sometimes the old-fashioned way is the best way to watch an NFL game. And that means using an antenna.

If you have an antenna, plug it in and tune your TV and you should get signals to the four major broadcast networks. The Fox affiliates in San Diego and Minnesota are broadcasting this game.

Make sure to read our guide to the best antennas available to find other options. It’s also useful to use a DVR to record games to watch later.

The remaining NFL Preseason schedule

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Sunday, August 28

1 p.m. San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings (FOX)

4 p.m. Arizona Cardinals at Houston Texans (FOX)

8 p.m. Cincinnati Bengals at Jacksonville Jaguars (NBC)

More scheduling information can be found here.

Make sure to check out our ultimate guide to streaming NFL games.

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