When the Minnesota Vikings host the San Francisco 49ers for a Monday night matchup in Week 7 this season, the game will reportedly have a Manningcast version of the broadcast available, according to The Athletic's Richard Deitsch on Tuesday.
The normal broadcast of the matchup with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman on the call will be shown on ESPN. But if Vikings fans would like to watch the game from the perspective of former NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning and whatever guests they bring on, it will be broadcast live on ESPN2 during the contest.
This will be the first time that a Manningcast will be available for a Minnesota game since ESPN began offering the alternate broadcast in the 2021 season. Current and former Vikings players like Kirk Cousins, Randy Moss, and Brett Favre have all been guests on a Manningcast in the past, but a Manningcast has never been available for a specific Minnesota matchup until now.
Typically, a Manningcast consists of Peyton and Eli Manning watching the game without any play-by-play or color commentary while interacting with around three or four guests that they bring on the show throughout the matchup.
With Minnesota's game against San Francisco having a Manningcast this season, one can assume that they will have some guests on the show who are either celebrity fans or former players from each team.
Some possibilities as guests for this Week 7 NFC showdown might include Cris Carter, John Randle, Jared Allen, Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, or Joe Montana.
We'll all just have to wait and see who is selected to be a guest on the Manningcast for the Week 7 game between the Vikings and 49ers on Monday, October 23rd at 7:15 p.m. CST.