The final “Monday Night Football” game of the 2022 season is a doozy.
The AFC’s No. 1 seed is still up for grabs, and the Bills and Bengals are still in contention for the ever-important first-round bye (and home-court advantage). Monday night’s game between the two teams could be a deciding game for that spot.
The Bills can clinch that No. 1 seed with a little help — and a lot of hope. If the Broncos find a way to knock off the Chiefs on Sunday afternoon, the Bills will play for it Monday night.
While the No. 1 seed is still a question for the Bengals, so is the division. Joe Burrow’s boys currently sit atop the AFC North, but if the Ravens lose on Sunday afternoon, the Bengals can clinch the division with a win over the Bills.
Otherwise, a Week 18 game between Cincinnati and Baltimore will be for all the proverbial marbles.
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The New Year brings a high-stakes “MNF” match. Here’s how to catch the Bills against the Bengals in Week 17:
What channel is Bills vs Bengals airing on today?
- Television networks: ESPN (USA) | TSN1/3/4, RDS2 (Canada)
- Direct: ESPN.com, ESPN app, ESPN+, fuboTV (US) | DAZN (Canada)
Bills vs. Bengals is the “Monday Night Football” game for Week 17. The duo of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman will be in the stand, and Lisa Salters will report from the sidelines.
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Those who choose to stream “Monday Night Football” have several options. FuboTV offers the ESPN family of networks as well as CBS, Fox, NBC and NFL Network, which means cord cutters will be able to stream locally broadcast games throughout the 2022 season. FuboTV also offers a free trial.
Cable viewers can stream the game using ESPN.com or the ESPN app. ESPN+, the network’s proprietary streaming service, will also provide the game.
Viewers in Canada will be able to watch on TSN1/3/4 and RDS2, and they can also stream the game via DAZN, which broadcasts all NFL games.
What time is Bills vs Bengals today?
- Date: Monday January 2
- To start up: 8:30 p.m. ET
The Bills’ kickoff against the Bengals is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET, slightly later than the usual 8:15 p.m. start time for “Monday Night Football” games.
The Bills will travel to Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, so the game will start at 8:30 p.m. local time.
NFL Live Stream for the Bills vs. the Bengals
Bills vs. Bengals will air on ESPN. That means it will be available to stream on ESPN.com, the ESPN app, and ESPN+.
Cord cutters can watch “Monday Night Football” with fuboTV, which broadcasts the ESPN family of networks and offers a free trial. FuboTV also offers CBS, Fox, NFL Network, and NBC, so users can find most locally broadcast NFL games.
The other streaming options for Bills vs Bengals are as follows:
|Streaming option||Cable subscription needed?||To free?||Cost||Free try?|
|Yahoo! Sports app||Yes||Yes||—||—|
|Hulu Plus Live TV||Nope||Nope||$69.99/month||Yes|
2022 Monday Night Football Schedule
ESPN made one of the biggest splashes of the broadcast offseason when it signed Buck and Aikman to work “Monday Night Football,” taking them away from Fox.
Monday Night Football matches can be watched on ESPN.com and the ESPN app, via ESPN+, or via fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
|1||September 12||Seahawks 17, Broncos 16|
|2||September 19||Bills 41, Titans 7|
|2||September 19||Eagles 24, Vikings 7|
|3||September 26||Cowboys 23, Giants 16|
|4||October 3||49ers 24, Rams 9|
|5||October 10||Chiefs 30, Raiders 29|
|6||October 17||Chargers 19, Broncos 16|
|7||October 24||Bears 33, Patriots 14|
|8||October 31||Browns 32, Bengals 13|
|9||November 7||Ravens 27, Saints 13|
|ten||November 14||Commanders 32, Eagles 21|
|11||21 November||49ers 38, Cardinals 10|
|12||November 28||Steelers 24, Colts 17|
|13||December 5||Buccaneers 17, Saints 16|
|14||December 12||Patriots 27, Cardinals 13|
|15||December 19||Packers 24, Rams 12|
|16||December 26||Chargers vs. Colts|
|17||January 2||Bills vs. Bengals|