Ravens vs Bengals live stream: How to watch Wild Card game of the NFL Playoffs online tonight

(L to R) Anthony Brown and Joe Burrow will face off in the Ravens vs Bengals live stream
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The Ravens vs Bengals live stream catches two teams that offer football fans a playoff edition of their AFC North rivalry! Baltimore is back in the postseason after missing out on the playoffs last season. Cinci, on the other hand, is not only back in the playoffs, but hoping this NFL live stream is just their first step towards back-to-back AFC Championships.

The Ravens vs Bengals channel, start time

The Ravens vs Bengals live stream airs tonight (Sunday Jan. 15)
Time — 8:15 p.m. ET / 5:15 p.m. PT / 1:15 a.m. BST / 11:15 a.m. AEDT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or on NFL Plus (opens in new tab)
U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)   
• Watch anywhere
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The AFC North Champion Bengals (12-4) still have a bad tase in their mouth from last year’s three-point Super Bowl loss to the Rams, but this year’s team has done everything in their power to make sure they get another crack at hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.  

Quarterback Joe Burrow was again a top-five quarterback with a passer rating over 100 while also leading the NFL’s 8th best offense in both yards-per-game (360ypg) and points-per-game (26ppg). The 26-year-old was helped by wideouts Ja’Marr Chase and Tee Higgins who both posted 1,000 yards seasons for the second straight year.  

The Ravens (10-7) are getting creative at quarterback this week. With 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson still recovering from a knee injury that he suffered in Week 13, Baltimore will reportedly use both Tyler Huntley and Anthony Brown under center tonight. ESPN reported the news Sunday morning. 

Huntley made four of the Ravens’ last five starts going 2-2 and throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Huntley was dealing with a shoulder injury, but did resume throwing this week. Rookie third-stringer Anthony Brown started last week against these same Bengals and threw two picks in his first career start as Baltimore took a 27-16 loss. With Jackson in the Ravens' lineup, they average 27ppg as opposed to 17 ppg without him.

The Action Network (opens in new tab) now has the Bengals up to a 9-point favorite against the Ravens. The Ravens are making their making their 10th playoff appearance in 15 seasons with John Harbaugh as their head coach.

Ravens vs Bengals Inactives:

Ravens: Lamar Jackson (QB), Brandon Stephens (CB), Kenyan Drake (RB), Pepe Williams (CB), Trystan Colon (C), Binjimen Victor (WR), Charlie Kolar (TE)

Bengals: Alex Cappa (G), Chris Evans (HB), Devin Asiasi (TE), Jalen Davis (CB), Jeff Gunter (DE), Keandre Jones (LB), Raymond Johnson III (DE)

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Ravens vs Bengals live streams in the US

In the U.S., the Ravens vs Bengals live stream is going to be broadcast on NBC, 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 (Sunday 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 $70 per month.

Oh, and if you're OK with just watching the Ravens 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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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 not included in NFL Sunday Ticket (opens in new tab), as it's over for the season. Check out our How to get NFL Sunday Ticket without DirecTV guide for more details.

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Ravens vs Bengals live streams in the UK 

American football fans across the pond can watch Ravens 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 Ravens vs Bengals live stream starts at 1:20 a.m. GMT Monday 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).

Ravens vs Bengals live streams 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 Ravens vs Bengals live streams in Canada. 

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

Ravens vs Bengals live streams in Australia

Aussies will find the Ravens vs Bengals live stream 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 offering a 7-day free trial to kick the tires. 

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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.