After a dominant Week 1 performance, the Baltimore Ravens (1-0) travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (1-0) in a battle for early-season AFC North supremacy on Thursday Night Football.
The winner of this game will walk out with consecutive wins to open the season, more importantly, first place in the AFC North.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:20 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on CBS in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
If you have Amazon Prime or start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS Amazon Channel, which also comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your tablet or streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
This service is available live in all 32 NFL markets.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in 29 NFL markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
CBS (live in 28 NFL markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
If the Game is Out of Your Market
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service is available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students may watch out-of-market games via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch 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 free to download on many different devices.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
What Each Team Did Last Week:
Ravens steamrolled the Buffalo Bills at home, 47-3.
Bengals barely escaped the Indianapolis Colts on the road, 34-23.
Joe Flacco put in one of the strongest performances of his career; he finished 25-for-24 with 237 yards and three touchdowns as the Ravens jumped on the Bills for 40 unanswered points before a field goal late in the third quarter made it 40-3.
The Bengals went into Indianapolis and narrowly escaped with a 34-23 win, spoiling Andrew Luck’s return and providing the same questions about the Colts we had before Luck missed the entire 2017 season with a mysterious shoulder injury.
Late in the fourth quarter, Luck completed a pass to tight end Jack Doyle, who eventually fumbled in the red zone. Bengals safety Clayton Fejedelum recovered the fumble and returned it 83 yards for a touchdown to seal a victory.
Second-year running back Joe Mixon had a strong game, rushing for 95 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries, while adding 54 receiving yards on five receptions. Mixon was expected to take a major step forward, and give the Bengals’ offense the rushing threat out of the backfield they were sorely missing last season. Quarterback Andy Dalton held steady with 235 passing yards, two touchdowns, but one interception.
The Ravens’ defense pretty much shut everything the Bills wanted to do down in their opening game. Quarterback Nathan Peterman – per ESPN’s Total QBR system – had a 0 performance on Sunday, and LeSean McCoy, the Bills’ best offensive threat, didn’t fair better.
Baltimore isn’t nearly as good as its 47-point outburst indicates, and if Doyle doesn’t uncharacteristically fumble, Cincinnati is likely 0-1. This is more likely to be a good ole fashioned hard-nosed, low scoring AFC North game where defense reigns supreme and either Flacco or Dalton makes one or two big throws late to seal a win.
Source: Heavy Sports