How to Watch 49ers v. Vikings Week 7: TV Channel, start time
Oct 22, 2023, 7:00 AM
After a disappointing trip to Ohio ended in despair, the 49ers are eager to pick themselves up and carry on to Minnesota for the primetime lights of Monday night.
The San Francisco 49ers will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season in Week 6, but they’ll have to do it on the road against the Minnesota Vikings. To make matters worse, the Red & Gold will be without at least two key starters.
Left tackle Trent Williams and wide receiver Deebo Samuel have already been ruled out for Week 7, as both men are dealing with lingering injuries from the Browns game.
Williams suffered an ankle sprain against the Browns, playing through the injury. His absence is seen as more short-term though, likey missing only Week 7.
Meanwhile, Samuel is dealing with a longer absence after tests revealed a hairline fracture in his shoulder. The 49ers have decided to sit him out the next two games before the team’s bye in Week 9. He will be reevaluated thereafter, but the Red & Gold is not considered the injured reverse for Samuel at this time.
Kyle Shanahan provided an update on Deebo Samuel's status moving forward 🔽 pic.twitter.com/c7z9iIi0FG— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) October 21, 2023
Some good news befell San Francisco however, with Christian McCaffrey returning to the practice field Saturday. Dealing with an oblique injury all week, the running back has missed both practice sessions leading up to that point.
Despite that, CMC made his intentions to play pretty clear to coach Kyle Shanahan, asking to remain in the playbook for this week. The coaching staff feels more confident that he could suit up Monday night, but need to take it up to warmups to be safe.
“Yeah, it was good to have him out there today,” Shanahan told the media Saturday. “We don’t do anything really full-speed except for seven on, but the fact he was able to go out there today and feel good, just gives him a chance. We’ve just got to make sure he can go into that game on Monday and feel real good.”
Lastly, Dre Greenlaw is questionable as well, still dealing with a hamstring injury. He missed Week 6 with the ailment.
The 49ers are 25-23-1 all-time against the Vikings, with the Red & Gold taking the last meeting in 2021, 34-26.
What time does the regular-season game start?
Kickoff is set for 5:20 p.m. PST on Monday, Oct. 23rd, at U.S Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Where can I watch the game?
The game will air live on ESPN. The broadcast team includes Joe Buck and Troy Aikman in the booth, with Lisa Salters as the sideline reporter. ESPN will also air the “ManningCast” version of Monday night’s game, an alternative football experience where brothers and former NFL quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning break down the contest as it’s happening.
The alternative feed will be airing on ESPN2.
How to stream 49ers v. Vikings online
Live stream: Fubo, ESPN+
Upcoming San Francisco 49ers Schedule
- Monday, October 23rd @ Minnesota Vikings – 5:15 PM PST
- Sunday, October 29th vs. Cincinnati Bengals – 1:25 PM PST
- Sunday, November 12th @ Jacksonville Jaguars – 10:00 AM PST
- Sunday, November 19th vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers- 1:05 PM PST
- Thursday, November 23rd @ Seattle Seahawks – 5:20 PM PST