The Cincinnati Bengals will host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati will look to add to their impressive 4-1 start, while Pittsburgh will attempt to improve upon their 2-2 record.
The game is scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in 28 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in 29 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service is available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students may watch out-of-market games via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
The most recent contest between the Steelers and the Bengals was on December 4, which incited controversy when Steelers receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster aggressively blocked Vontaze Burfict and taunted him afterwards. Despite this, Smith-Schuster isn’t worried about any hard feelings. “I’m just worried about the game,” he told Trib Live. “Just playing focused and playing with my teammates and just going out there and coming out with a victory.”
“There was a lot of emotions on both sides of the ball,” he added. “With [Ryan] Shazier and what I did. But it’s just a physical game – that’s what you’re going to get out of it. It’s AFC North, and the rivalry is a very strong rivalry. It’s physical and it’s going to be a tough game. It’s going to be a tough game to go in there and get a W.”
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger also said that the game should be a low-key affair in comparison to their last meeting with the Bengals. “You know, it’s AFC North football,” he said. “It’s one of those games that can get chippy at times. You hope it doesn’t. You hope it’s just a hard-fought football game but sometimes it gets a little chippy. So, we’ll do our best to put all that in the past behind us and play like it’s a normal football game.”
Pittsburgh offensive tackle Marcus Gilbert spoke with the press about the potential challenges that the Bengals will pose. “Normally (they have) been the same Cincinnati Bengals team, but this year they have a little something about ‘em–so I want to check ‘em out,” he said. “They’re not the same team as far as how quick they’ve been able to start off and how dominant they’ve been; they’ve been really dominating. We have to really kinda play this game. This is going to be a big one.”
Bengals receiver Tyler Boyd said that its important to keep a hard edge against the Steelers. “Every game I’ve been in against the Steelers, there’s been some type of aggressive hits or something dirty going on,” he said. “You can’t go out and play scared. You can’t go play frightened. You’ve just got to go out and hit. It’s hit or be hit.” Linebacker Bud Dupree echoed Boyd’s sentiments, saying: “Cincinnati game: I hit you as hard as I can, you hit me as hard as you can, but we’re going to talk trash after the play. It’s a real-life fight out there.”