Bengals vs Steelers live stream: How to watch NFL week 3 game online

Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Joe Burrow (9) and Najee Harris #22 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
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Today's Bengals vs Steelers live stream features an AFC North rivalry that could lack the same fire power as Ben Roethlisberger is nursing a pec injury. Meanwhile, Cincinnati is looking to this NFL live stream to bounce back from last week’s loss in Chicago.  

Bengals vs Steelers channel, start time

The Bengals vs Steelers live stream takes place today (Sunday, Sept. 26).
Time — 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on CBS via Fubo.TV or Paramount Plus
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“I’m going to do everything I can [to play Sunday],” that’s what 38-year-old Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the media Wednesday about his pec injury. He said he suffered the injury early in last week’s  26-17 loss to the Raiders, but played through it. The injury would certainly help explain his 27-for-40 passing on the day and although he was only sacked twice, he did take 10 quarterback hits in the loss. If Ben can’t go Sunday, backup Mason Rudolph would get the start. 

Whoever is under center for the Steelers (1-1) on Sunday, they will likely be looking for rookie running back Najee Harris to get the ball moving. The first round pick has struggled through his first two games in the NFL averaging 3.2-yard-per-carry which doesn’t even place him in the top 40 among NFL runners. Though his receiving game has been helpful. Last week he caught 5 passes for 43 yards and his first NFL touchdown. 

The Bengals (1-1) are looking to regroup after a tough loss that saw second-year quarterback Joe Burrow end three straight possessions with interceptions. The first of which was returned for a touchdown. Burrow would bounce back to throw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as they took the 20-17 loss to the Bears. 

The inactives are as follows:

Bengals: WR Tee Higgins, OT Fred Johnson, CB Nick McCloud, DT Tyler Shelvin, OG Xavier Su'a-Filo, CB Trae Waynes

Steelers: OT Rashaad Coward, DT Carlos Davis, QB Dwayne Haskins, LB Alex Highsmith, WR Diontae Johnson, LB T.J. Watt, CB Ahkello Witherspoon

For the second straight week Burrow did hit Ja’Marr Chase for a touchdown. The rookie wideout has caught seven passes over the first two weeks for 155 yards and two scores. 

The Steelers are 3-point home favorites against the Bengals. The over/under is 43.5. 

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Bengals vs Steelers live streams in the US

In the US, Bengals vs Steelers is going to be broadcast on CBS, which is available with most cable packages and on one of our favorite streaming services: fuboTV.

Week 3 Sunday games (all times ET)

Colts vs Titans @ 1 p.m.
Chargers vs Chiefs @ 1 p.m.
Ravens vs Lions @ 1 p.m.
Falcons vs Giants @ 1 p.m.
Bears vs Browns @ 1 p.m.
Saints vs Patriots @ 1 p.m.
Cardinals vs Jaguars @ 1 p.m.
Washington vs Bills @ 1 p.m.
Jets vs Broncos @ 4:05 p.m.
Dolphins vs Raiders @ 4:05 p.m.
Seahawks vs Vikings @ 4:25 p.m.
Buccaneers vs Rams @ 4:25 p.m.
Packers vs 49ers @ 8:20 p.m.

The game starts at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT today (Sept. 26).

You can get your local CBS network's NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The NFL game broadcast rights have stayed similar season over season. CBS gets AFC games on Sunday afternoons, FOX has the NFC games, NBC has Sunday Night Football and some Thursday night football, while ESPN has Monday Night Football. Amazon Prime Video has some Thursday Night Football games, while the NFL Network will continue to offer a bunch of games throughout the year. 

So, that makes it really easy to recommend where cord-cutters should turn to watch the NFL season: Fubo TV. Built for all things sports, Fubo has all three of those local broadcasters, plus ESPN and NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling TV doesn't have CBS (not without AirTV at least), so while that's one of our favorite services, it's not ideal for football fans.

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2021 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right network channels and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. Get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight. And more great stuff is on the way, including Frasier and Criminal Minds revivals.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is included in NFL Sunday Ticket, which is available even if you don't have DirecTV.

Bengals vs Steelers live streams for free

If you just want to watch on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. This appears to include pre-season games, but we can't find specific confirmation for this game.

Yes, that includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app.

With one of our best TV antenna picks you can watch live if — and only if — your local FOX affiliate is showing Bills vs Dolphins.

Bengals vs Steelers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond cannot watch Bengals vs Steelers on  Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bengals vs Steelers live stream starts at  6 p.m. BST Sunday evening.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Bengals vs Steelers live streams in Canada

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Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.