Vikings Preseason Game vs. Cardinals: Start time, how to watch, prediction

In their final game of the 2023 preseason, the Minnesota Vikings will host the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday
Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals
Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals / Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Before finalizing their roster for the 2023 regular season, the Minnesota Vikings have one last game on their preseason schedule against the Arizona Cardinals. The exhibition matchup will take place on Saturday from inside Minnesota's U.S. Bank Stadium.

Start time for Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals

After the Vikings' first two preseason games of the summer began after the sun went down in the Twin Cities, Saturday's contest against the Cardinals currently scheduled to kick off at 12 p.m. CST.

How to watch Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals

As it was the case last week, Minnesota's preseason matchup on Saturday isn't scheduled to be broadcast nationally. According to, the contest will be broadcast in the following local markets.

Local Vikings Broadcasts

  • KMSP (FOX/9 - Minneapolis, MN)
  • WDIO (ABC/10-13 - Duluth, MN)
  • KTTC (CW/10.2 - Rochester, MN)
  • KEYC (CBS/12 - Mankato, MN)
  • KVRR (FOX/15 - Fargo, ND)
  • KFYR (FOX/5.2 - Bismarck, ND)
  • KMOT (FOX/10.2 - Minot, ND)
  • KSFY (ABC/13 - Sioux Falls, SD)
  • KGAN (CBS/2 - Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • KCCI (CBS/8 - Des Moines, IA)
  • WLAX (FOX/25 - La Crosse, WI)
  • WEUX (FOX/48 - Eau Claire, WI)

Local Cardinals Broadcasts

  • KPNX (NBC/12 - Phoenix, AZ)
  • KTTU (My/18 - Tucson, AZ)
  • KOAT (ABC/7 - Albuquerque, NM)

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals prediction for Preseason Week 3

In each of their two preseason games this summer, the amount of notable Vikings players taking the field for actual in-game action has decreased from week to week. That is expected to continue on Saturday for Minnesota when they face the Cardinals.

Since the Vikings are expected to be playing mostly third and fourth-stringers this weekend, many would likely assume that this will end up leading to a loss for Minnesota. However, the preseason is incredibly unpredictable, so the Vikings will probably end up surprising everyone and earn head coach Kevin O'Connell his first preseason win with the team since he joined the franchise in 2022.

Prediction: Vikings win