The New England Patriots (10-3) need to get their offense back on track as the playoffs approach, and a matchup with the struggling one-win Cincinnati Bengals (1-12) on Sunday might be right what the doctor ordered.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET, and if it’s in your market (coverage map), it’ll be televised on CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
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If you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch a live stream of CBS via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
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Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS Channel, you can then watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
CBS (live in select markets) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. It comes with a free seven-day trial:
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Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
CBS (live in select markets) is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:
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Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS and not any other channels. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead:
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Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
If the Game is out of Your Market: SundayTicket.TV
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite TV (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of certain metropolitan areas such as San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch out-of-market games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is available on many different devices.
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
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Once signed up for DAZN Canada, you can watch a live stream of the Patriots vs Bengals and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Patriots vs Bengals Preview
No one is panicking in New England, but the team’s lack of offensive consistency has been a story line as they try to maintain their grip on one of the top two spots in the AFC and a first-round bye.
Since the start of Week 9, the Patriots are 30th in the NFL with an average of 17.6 points per game.
Tom Brady has been ol’ reliable for the Patriots, but he’s been here before with questions around the offense.
“Every year, it’s a little bit different. The challenges are different,” Brady said. “You just can’t rely on, ‘Oh, well. We’ll just do exactly what we used to do,’ or, ‘We’ll do exactly what we did last week.’ You have to kind of reinvent yourself every week. … It’s always a little bit of a challenge, but football season is not supposed to be easy.
“I think every week we’re making a little progress,” Bready added when talking to the Patriots official website. “Every week we’re trying to learn from our mistakes. Just put the right things together. Hopefully just keep improving. Guys are working really hard, that’s been been great to see. That’s what we gotta keep doing. Things don’t happen magically. We’re working pretty hard at it.”
The Patriots can clinch a playoff berth with a win, but much of the talk surrounding their matchup with Cincinnati this week has been about a filming incident that brought up memories of “Spygate.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick says neither he has not watched any of the video footage shot by an in-house production team that is subject to an NFL investigation.
“I personally have never viewed any video footage at all, anything that those production people have done, other than what’s shown on public television or something like that,” Belichick said.
The Bengals showed some fight last week against the Browns, but still fell 27-19. Cincinnati’s only victory came against the Jets in Week 13.
Andy Dalton came back against Cleveland for his second consecutive start after being benched, but tossed a pick-six and no touchdowns. He knows the challenge against a Patriots’ unit that has been among the best in the league will be a challenge.
“They’re very opportunistic,” said Andy Dalton. “When they see a tipped ball that’s up in the air, they’re coming down with interceptions. They’re great at forcing fumbles, and all that stuff.”
The Patriots are a 10-point favorite for the game.