Bills vs Bengals live stream: How to watch Monday Night Football online right now

(L to R) Josh Allen and Joe Burrow will face off in the Bills vs Bengals live stream
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It’s time for the Bills vs Bengals live stream, which ends this week of NFL action with a  battle of the best of the best. This NFL live stream puts Allen against Burrow in a QB shootout, with Buffalo going for the No. 1 AFC Conference Playoffs seed, and Cincy looking to survive.

Bills vs Bengals live stream channel, start time

The Bills vs Bengals live stream is today (Monday, Jan. 2).
Time — 8:15 p.m. ET / 7:15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or NFL Plus (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab) 

The slightly favored Buffalo team enters the game confident, after a 35-13 win at Soldier Field against the Bears. Allen may have been 15 for 26, with 172 yards thrown and 2 pasing TDs, but he also gave up 2 INTs. Allen also had a rushing TD, while the rushing combo of Singletary and Cook both contributed 1 TD a piece. That said, Chicago was up 10-6 at the half in that game, only to give up 29 in the back half.

The Bengals had an opposite Week 16 experience, going up 22 at the end of the first half, and watching New England fail to catch up (though netting 18 points) in the last two quarters. Burrow went 40 for 52 with 375 yards and 3 TDs. But much like Allen, he gave up 2 interceptions.

So, the obvious issue going into this game is that both teams haven't done a fantastic job of keeping possession of the ball. Just looking recently, each QB had three touchdowns to their names on the Christmas Eve games, but Buffalo's rushing may be differentiator.

According to the Action Network (opens in new tab) the Bills are still a slight 2.5-point favorite and a -110 bet on the Money line. Also, check out our Penguins vs Bruins live stream guide for info on how to watch the NHL Winter Classic 2023 online.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV (opens in new tab) provides a middle ground. The $55 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN for this game, as well as local FOX and NBC affiliates.


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Bills vs Bengals live streams in the US

In the U.S., Bills vs Bengals live stream is going to be broadcast on ESPN and ABC, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV. 

If you have one of the best antennas, you can pull a local ABC network feed out of the sky for free.

The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET / 5:15 p.m. PT, on Monday (Jan. 2). 

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could get this game with Sling TV (which doesn't include CBS, and RedZone is available with the Sports Extra add on). You can get your local CBS NFL games via Paramount Plus, if you want.

The more comprehensive package comes from fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX, NBC and NFL Network) costs $50 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Broncos vs Seahawks live stream on mobile devices (phones and tablets), it's also available on the $4.99 per month NFL Plus.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and the top pick for watching all of the 2022 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 (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is  included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our how to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more info.

Bills vs Bengals live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Bills vs Bengals on Sky Sports (opens in new tab), the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Bills vs Bengals live stream starts at 1.15 a.m. BST Tuesday morning on Sky Sports Arena.

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

Bills vs Bengals live stream in Canada

Get in, folks, we're going to Da Zone. Or to be more specific, Canadian football fans will need DAZN (opens in new tab) to watch Bills vs Bengals live stream in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. 

Bills vs Bengals live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Bills vs Bengals on ESPN via either Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) or Foxtel (opens in new tab)

Kayo starts at $25 per month (opens in new tab) with the Kayo One Package offers a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.