Dolphins vs Bengals live stream: How to watch Thursday Night Football online on Prime Video tonight

(L, R) Tua Tagovailoa and Joe Burrow will face off in the Dolpins vs Bengals live stream
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Tonight, the Dolphins vs Bengals live stream will see if Cinci is back to last year’s form and if Miami can remain one of the league’s few undefeated teams. Burrow and Bengals take on Tua and the 'Phins in this NFL live stream — and the visitors enter as underdogs.

The Dolphins vs Bengals channel, start time

The Dolphins vs Bengals live stream is today (Thursday, Sept. 29).
Time — 8:15 p.m. ET / 5:15 p.m. PT / 1.15 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Amazon Prime Video (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports Main Event
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The Dolphins are one of two still undefeated teams in the NFL. In week one, they dominated AFC East rival New England 20-7, then had a historic comeback to beat the Ravens in week two, 42-38. Last week, they posted another comeback win to upset the Bills, 21-19. Miami trailed three different times against Buffalo, but overcame the deficit each time. They took the lead for good when Chase Edmonds capped off a six-play, 72-yard drive with a three-yard touchdown run.

Miami was able to overcome allowing just under 500 yards on 90 plays to stay perfect on the season. Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa threw for 186 yards and a touchdown on 13-of-18 passing. One potential snag for Tagovailoa is that while he's expected to play, he's also currently listed as "questionable" due to back and ankle issues.

With the Dolphins QB slinging it like that, you would be correct to assume his wide receivers are among the league leaders. Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill have amassed the second and third most receiving yards, respectively this season.

The defending AFC Champion Bengals are coming off their first win of the season as they beat the Jets, 27-12. Quarterback Joe Burrow threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter and the Bengals never looked back. Burrow would cap off his day with a five-yard throw to Ja’Marr Chase for his third touchdown pass of the game.

After a slow start, this Bengals team is looking to right the ship and last week’s win could just be the start of reestablishing themselves as an elite team. This offensive unit of Chase, Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins and the backfield of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon could be in for a huge week. Burrow and company will look to exploit a Miami defense that has allowed the second most yards-per-game this season. On average the Dolphins are allowing 413.7 ypg.

Odds have stood still since we published this article originally, with the Action Network (opens in new tab) marking the Bengals as a 3.5-point favorite to hand the Dolphins their first loss of the season. The money line is currently -110.

Dolphins vs Bengals Inactives:

Dolphins: Myles Gaskin (RB), Cedrick Wilson Jr. (WR), Erik Ezukanma (WR), Cethan Carter (TE), Hunter Long (TE), Noah Igbinoghene (CB)

Bengals: Trayveon Williams (RB), Drew Sample (TE), D'Ante Smith (OT), Jackson Carman (G)


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Dolphins vs Bengals live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Dolphins vs Bengals live stream is going to be on Prime Video exclusively. Local markets however, will still be able to watch their local channels.

The game starts at 8:15 p.m. ET / 5:20 p.m. PT today (Thursday, Sept. 30).

Prime Video (opens in new tab)

Yes, Prime Video (opens in new tab) is more than just the home of The Boys and Reacher. The Dolphins vs Bengals live stream (opens in new tab) will be a Prime Video exclusive, as will many TNF games this season.

If your local broadcast channel has the game, though, you may be able to watch without Prime Video. Here's what we typically say about watching NFL games online:

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 $70 per month.

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

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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 $50 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has NBC affiliates for this game, as well as local FOX affiliates plus ESPN.

NFL Sunday Ticket: This game is NOT included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

Dolphins vs Bengals live streams in the UK

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

The Dolphins vs Bengals live stream starts at 1.15 a.m. BST Friday morning. 

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

Dolphins vs Bengals live stream in Canada

Prime Video may be international, but it looks like Amazon may only have U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football.

So, 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 Rams live streams in Canada. 

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

Dolphins vs Bengals live stream in Australia

So, it seems like Amazon Prime Video may only have U.S. rights to Thursday Night Football, as all signs suggest Aussies will find the Dolphins vs Bengals live stream (like all Thursday Night Football games) 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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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.