The Raiders vs Bengals live stream is almost here, and it features a Vegas team after a whirlwind of a regular season and a Cinci squad that hopes this NFL live stream is only the begining of many playoff appearances together!
The Raiders vs Bengals live stream is today Saturday (Jan. 15).
• Time — 4.30 p.m. ET / 1.30 p.m. PT / 9.30 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (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 Raiders (10-7) are in the playoffs for the first time since 2016, this coming after a season that was filled with turmoil. First head coach Jon Gruden resigned after week five when emails surfaced featuring the coach using anti-gay and homophobic language. Then following the team’s week 8 bye, wide receiver Henry Ruggs was released following DUI charges stemming from a fatal car accident that took the life of a 23-year-old woman.
The Raiders would then release another player, rookie cornerback Nate Hobbs following another DUI charged, this one on January 3rd. Needless-to-say, keeping this team together throughout the season has been no easy task for interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. The 61-year-old some how managed to help this team post a 7-5 record and clinch a playoff berth.
Quarterback Derek Carr will play in the first playoff game of his career. Carr did lead the Raiders to a playoff spot in 2016 but missed out on postseason action due to an achilles injury he suffered in week 15. Both Carr and running back Josh Jacobs helped rally this team for a late season surge that saw them win four-straight to make the playoffs, including last week’s wild 35-32 overtime win against the Chargers. Jacobs rushed for 132 yards and two scores against L.A. in the victory.
The Bengals (10-7) seem to have something special, and it appears they will have it for a long time. In the passing league that the NFL has become, most teams would love to have the young core that Cinci has put together. Quarterback Joe Burrow and wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins took the league by storm this season. All three of those Bengals’ players are 25-years-old or younger.
Burrow, who’s rookie campaign was cut short a year ago due to injury, went on to lead the NFL in completion percentage (70.4%) this season and finish behind only Aaron Rodgers with a 108.3 passer rating. Meanwhile, Chase finished fourth in the NFL in receiving yards (1,455) and third in touchdown receptions (13). Higgins also posted a 1,000-yard season and caught six touchdowns.
The Bengals are 6-point favorites against the Raiders. The over/under is 48.5. These teams faced each other in week 11 with the Bengals taking that matchup, 32-13.
So, who wins this leg of the race to Super Bowl 2022?
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Raiders vs Bengals live streams in the US
The game starts at 4.30 p.m. ET / 1.30 p.m. PT Saturday (Jan. 15).
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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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), as no night-time games are included this week. Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.
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Raiders vs Bengals live streams in the UK
American football fans across the pond can watch Raiders 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 Raiders vs Bengals live stream starts at 9.20 p.m. GMT Saturday night.
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