Vikings have an ugly history with Week 5 announcer team

Jim Nantz and Tony Romo are set to call the Week 5 game between the Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs

Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson, Tony Romo
Jim Nantz, Tracy Wolfson, Tony Romo / Theo Wargo/GettyImages

Heading into their Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings are viewed as a heavy underdog despite the fact that the game will be played inside U.S. Bank Stadium.

But facing the defending Super Bowl champions won't be the only hurdle the Vikings will have to overcome this week.

On the call for the TV broadcast of Sunday's contest between Minnesota and Kansas City will be CBS's No. 1 announce team, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo, with Tracy Wolfson on the sidelines.

Some might be wondering why this is significant for the week's matchup between the Vikings and Chiefs. Well, it's something to keep in mind because Minnesota has never won a game that had Nantz and Romo as the TV announcers for the contest.

Sunday will be the sixth time that CBS's current No. 1 announce team has called a Vikings game since 2017, and below is how the other five contests turned out.

  • 2017 - Week 4: 31-24 loss at Carolina Panthers
  • 2018 - Week 3: 27-6 loss to Buffalo Bills
  • 2019 - Week 4: 16-6 loss at Chicago Bears
  • 2022 - Week 11: 40-3 loss to Dallas Cowboys
  • 2022 - Week 17: 41-17 loss at Green Bay Packers

For whatever reason, whether it's the pressure of the national spotlight, the talent of their opponent, or something else, Minnesota has never been able to get a victory in front of Nantz and Romo.

Will this streak come to end on Sunday for the Vikings when they attempt to upset the Chiefs, or will Nantz and Romo get to witness another embarrassing performance from Minnesota?