The Minnesota Vikings travel out west for their first game of the 2015 NFL season to take on the San Francisco 49ers in a head-to-head matchup of two talented but young teams. Both of these teams have a lot to prove this season, and if they want to put together a playoff run, it starts here.
Want to watch the Vikings vs. 49ers online without cable? Thanks to a few great new streaming services, fans who’ve decided to cut their cable service will still be able to catch the game both live streaming and on demand.
Minnesota Vikings vs San Francisco 49ers Preview
The 49ers are a team looking toward the future. After a disappointing 8-8 season where they missed the playoffs for the first time in former head coach Coach Jim Harbaugh’s tenure, the 49ers welcome the Vikings for the first game with a new coach and a new lease on life. Colin Kaepernick looks to lead the Niners to victory and silence his critics.
The Vikings roll into San Francisco as one of the more promising young teams in the NFL. Teddy Bridgewater looks to be the real deal and now has arguably the best running back in the game, Adrian Peterson, back to help lead the team to a playoff berth.
It might only be the first game of the season, but it’s a big one for both teams.
Watch the Vikings vs 49ers Live Stream With Sling TV
Monday Night Football is broadcast on ESPN, a cable channel. That being said, how can one go about watching the Monday Night Football broadcast live via the internet without a cable subscription? The easiest way is with Sling TV.
Sling TV (review) was released early in 2015, backed by Dish Network. The service allows you to stream live cable channels directly onto your TV, phone, tablet, or computer using your internet connection. For $20 per month, you you can watch a number of popular cable channels, most notably including ESPN. That means you can live stream Monday Night Football and not miss a snap.
You can also watch the Vikings vs 49ers live stream free by signing up for Sling TV’s 7-day trial. The 7-day free trial is a great way to test out everything Sling TV has to offer at no cost to you. Click here to learn more.
NFL Mobile App for Verizon Wireless Customers Offers Vikings vs. 49ers Live Stream
For Verizon Wireless customers, the NFL offers streaming of live local and primetime games through the NFL Mobile App. This includes Monday Night Football. giving you yet another option to stream the Vikings at 49ers game. The only downside to this is that you must watch the game on your mobile device as mirroring to your TV is not allowed through the app.
Watch The Vikings vs 49ers Game Locally with an Over-The-Air Antenna
When one of your local teams is on Monday Night Football, the game will be broadcast over the air to local network TV. So, if you live in either the vikings or Niners broadcast market, you’ll be able to watch the game free if you have an antenna hooked up. We recommend the Mohu Leaf Indoor Antenna as a great option if you don’t already have an OTA antenna in use. Pairing an OTA antenna with an over the air DVR like Tablo, you can record, pause, rewind, and stream live, over-the-air TV on all your connected devices, anywhere you go.
NFL Game Pass Offers Vikings vs. 49ers Replay
Leading up to the new season, the NFL released its new domestic streaming service called Game Pass. The new service will allow you to watch every regular season game on demand shortly after they air live. This is ideal for those who can’t stay up late to watch the game and for fantasy football fanatics who love to watch as many games as possible to scout talent.
NFL Game Pass (review here) offers a lot of options and features to big NFL fans. With your Game Pass subscription ($99.99 for the season), you’ll be able to watch all 256 regular season games on demand across multiple devices, stream every NFL game dating back to the 2009 season (including the Super Bowl games), enjoy 30-minute condensed, commercial-free game replays, access to exclusive camera angles, and much more.
Want to try NFL Game Pass before you commit $99.99? Click here to get a free 7-day trial now.
International Options to Watch Vikings vs. 49ers Online
If you live outside the US, you have a couple of options to stream the game live:
- NFL Game Pass International—NFL Game Pass has an international version where people outside of the USA can watch all of the regular season games via live stream. There’s also an on-demand library of games if you’re unable to catch it live due to the time difference. Click here to learn more.
- NOW TV (UK)–If you live in the UK, NOW TV will let you stream all 7 Sky Sports channels, allowing you to watch Monday Night Football live. A Day Pass can be had for £6.99. Click here to learn more.
Vikings vs 49ers Live Stream Schedule
Date: Monday, September 14
Time: 10:20 p.m. ET
Streams: ESPN on Sling TV (live), NFL Game Pass (replay)
For more information about legal NFL streaming options, check out the complete guide for watching the NFL online.
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