Browns vs Steelers live stream: How to watch Monday Night Football online

Baker Mayfield of the Browns and Ben Roethlisberger of the Steelers
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The Browns vs Steelers live stream has Cleveland looking to at least end their season with a couple of victories despite already being eliminated from the playoffs. 

Meanwhile, it will be an emotional night in Pittsburgh as this NFL live stream is expected to be the last home game for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has indicated he will retire at the end of this, his 18th NFL season, all with the Steelers.  

Browns vs Steelers channel, start time

The Browns vs Steelers live stream is tonight, Monday day (Jan. 3).
Time — 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN and ESPN2 via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports NFL
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

The Browns (7-8) were riding a high a few weeks ago as a win over the Ravens gave them a share of first place in the AFC North’s tightly wrapped divisional race. Unfortunately for Baker Mayfield and the Browns, they went on to drop their next two games including a four-interception performance from Mayfield last week against the Packers. They went from competing for first to eliminated in three weeks. 

One positive to take away for Cleveland has been the recent play of running back Nick Chubb. Despite their struggles, the pro-bowl running back has hit his stride again as he racked up 184 total yards against the Packers and ran for a touchdown. He also scored a touchdown two weeks ago while running for 91 yards against the Raiders. Chubb is third in the NFL in rushing for the season.  

The Steelers (7-7-1) like the Browns, have struggled with consistency this season. They have failed to put two wins together for the last seven weeks of the season. Pittsburgh looked like they had put their struggles behind them when they started a four-game winning streak in week five, but a week 10 tie against the then 0-8 Lions seems to have derailed the Steelers’ season.  

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a two-time Super Bowl Champion with the Steelers and is the franchise leader in every major statistical category at the position.  Overall in the NFL he is top-10 in passing yards, touchdowns and completions. If tonight is in fact his last season, he'll go down as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in NFL history. 

The Steelers are 2.5-point favorites against the Browns. The over under is 43.

Browns vs Steelers Inactives: 

Browns: Kyle Lauletta (QB), Troy Hill (CB), Kareem Hunt (RB), Ronnie Harrison (S), John Johnson (S), Mack Wilson (LB)

Steelers: Dwayne Haskins (QB), Pressley Harvin (P), Buddy Johnson (LB), Isaiah Buggs (DL)

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Browns vs Steelers live streams in the US

In the U.S., Browns vs Steelers is going to be broadcast on ESPN and ESPN2, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV.

The game starts at 8.15 p.m. ET / 5.15 p.m. PT, tonight Monday (Jan. 3). 

If FOX, ESPN, NBC and NFL Network have typically been enough to get you all the football you need, you could rely on Sling (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 $65 per month.

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Sling TV

If you can stand to miss CBS games, Sling TV provides a middle ground. The $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN  for this game, as well as local FOX and NBC affiliates.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is not included in NFL Sunday Ticket, as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our how to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more info.

Browns vs Steelers live streams in the UK

American football fans across the pond can watch Browns vs Steelers on Sky Sports, the typical home to more than 100 live games per NFL season. 

The Browns vs Steelers live stream starts at 1.15 a.m. GMT Tuesday morning on Sky Sports NFL.

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

Browns 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.