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

Steelers vs Bengals live stream
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Steelers vs Bengals live stream channel, start time

The Steelers vs Bengals live stream begins tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET/ 5:15 p.m. PT Monday, December 21 on ESPN.

The Steelers vs Bengals live stream is on now, and it offers Pittsburgh a chance to redeem itself after a pair of losses broke its undefeated streak in recent weeks. At 2-10-1, losing is something that the host Bengals know all too well, including a 36-10 defeat to Pittsburgh back in week 10. 

Despite their recent setbacks, the Steelers remain one of the strongest teams in the NFL, already guaranteed a slot in the postseason, and they are likely to prevail mightily over the Bengals, who are currently 14-point underdogs in this NFL live stream.

The Steelers are heavy favorites thanks to Ben Roethlisberger, who leads the entire lead in completions (345). He's also racked up 29 touchdowns with an interception rate of just 1.7 percent. Pittsburgh has announced that starting running back James Connor will be sidelined with a a quad injury, so the Steelers may rely more on its passing game tonight. 

Pittsburgh's defense is also elite, as it leads the NFL with just 18.2 points per game. The Bengals has some talent on its side, including receivers Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins, but it likely won't be enough to overcome the Steelers staunch defense. 

How to watch Steelers vs Bengals live streams with a VPN

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Steelers vs Bengals live streams in the US

In the US, Steelers vs Bengals is going to be carried on ESPN, which is available 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 December 21.

Of the two, football fans will probably want fuboTV, as it has all five of the main channels you'll want: CBS, NBC, Fox, ESPN and the NFL Network. That's why it's one of the best streaming services.

Sling may get you this game, but it doesn't include CBS (nor NFL RedZone). It's a case of "you get what you pay for" since Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN, FOX and NBC and the NFL Network) costs $45 per month, while the Fubo TV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $59.99 per month.

Fubo.TVa 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV is one of the best streaming services that offers ESPN and it's our top pick for watching all of the 2020 NFL live streams, Fubo has all of the right broadcast networks and the two cable channels you'll need to get your football fix. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an affordable live TV service with some of the channels that football fans want, providing a middle ground. The $45 per month Sling Orange + Blue package has ESPN for this game, as well as local Fox and NBC affiliates.

Steelers vs Bengals live streams for free

If you just want to watch Steelers vs Bengals on your phone, the Yahoo Sports app for iOS and Android gives away every NFL game that's broadcast in your local TV market to your smartphone or tablet for free. Yes, that also includes Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football. You can also sign into your NFL Game Pass subscription and stream it from the Yahoo app. 

Steelers vs Bengals live streams in the UK

You can watch Steelers vs Bengals live across the pond, even if it is an an ungodly hour of 1:15 a.m. local BST. Yes, those in the U.K. will want Sky Sports for watching NFL games in the U.K. It will also feature more than 100 live games this season. It's on the Sky Sports NFL channel. 

If you're an existing Sky customer, you can get all of that with the Sky Sports Complete Pack, for £39 per month

If you're not looking to spend that much, you can get a less comprehensive Sky Sports pass from Now TV. Daily, weekly and monthly passes range from £9.99 to £33.99.

Steelers 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 to watch Steelers vs Bengals live streams in Canada. 

DAZN is also the home of live Champions League soccer games. Plus, Canadians get a 30-day free trial of DAZN here.

Sean Captain is a freelance technology and science writer, editor and photographer. At Tom's Guide, he has reviewed cameras, including most of Sony's Alpha A6000-series mirrorless cameras, as well as other photography-related content. He has also written for Fast Company, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired.