Monday Night Football is always hosted by ESPN. Up until very recently, it was impossible to watch MNF live without having cable. Fortunately, that has all changed today, and it’s now possible to watch the Texans vs. Bengals live stream online. Below, you’ll find a list of the best ways to watch Monday Night Football online.
Houston Texans vs. Cincinnati Bengals Preview
Before we learn about the various methods for watching the Texans vs. Bengals game online, let’s take a look at how the two teams have been performing recently.
In the 2015-2016 season, the Texans are off to a slow start, with a current record of 3-5 moving into week 9. After a strong 20-6 win against the Titans in week 8, fans are hopeful that the Bill O’Brien can turn his team around and stay in the playoff contention. And despite a losing record, the Texans are still very much in the running for the playoffs, at 2nd place in the AFC South.
The Bengals, on the other hand, are absolutely dominating the NFL in the 2015-2016 season. Moving into week 9, Cincinnati remains undefeated at 7-0. With impressive wins against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland Raiders, and defending NFC Champion Seattle Seahawks, the Bengals seem unstoppable and are practically a shoo-in for the playoffs.
On the surface, this game looks one-sided, with a dominant Cincinnati offense going up against a weakened Houston defense. However, Texans fans are hopeful that their team can turn things around and make a great second-half run to close out the season. The result remains to be seen, but fans from both sides are excited for Monday night, to say the least!
Watch Texans vs. Bengals Live Stream with Sling TV
If you do not have cable, the easiest and most affordable way to watch this game is to use Sling TV.
Sling TV is an online live streaming service that is quickly becoming a very viable alternative to cable. If you’re unfamiliar, here’s what it offers:
- Access to live streaming from over 20 of the most popular television channels
- Enjoy live access to channels like TBS, TNT, ESPN, ESPN 2, A&E, AMC, and more
- Sling TV lets you watch ESPN online, so you can use it to watch this MNF throwdown live
- Use Sling TV on all your favorite devices, such as Roku, Apple TV, computers, and mobile devices
- No-contract, no commitments, no hidden fees
- Enjoy LIVE streaming of every Monday Night Football game of the season with Sling TV
- Get a free Roku Streaming Stick or 50% off Roku 3 when you pre-pay for 3 months
Sling TV is available for just $20 per month, on a no-contract basis. Read more about the service in our full review.
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Watch the Texans vs. Bengals Game On-the-Go with the NFL Mobile App (for Verizon Customers)
If you’re a Verizon subscriber, you can access the NFL Mobile App for free. This app will give you live streaming access to many local and primetime NFL games, all for free!
You can download this app on your compatible iOS and Android devices to watch free NFL live streams on the go. Unfortunately, you can’t mirror the game on a TV, as that capability is blocked by the app.
Watch the Texans vs. Bengals Live Using Your Antenna
If you live within the broadcasting market of either team, you should be able to watch this game for free over-the-air. Although Monday Night Football is hosted by ESPN, this game will be simulcast on your local network TV if you live in the local market of the Texans or Bengals. All you need to watch for free is a quality antenna. We recommend an indoor antenna like the Mohu Leaf 50 because it’s easy to install and use, and it has a great 50+ mile range.
For increased convenience, you can also record the Texans vs. Bengals game using a DVR. If you use an advanced device like the Tablo HD DVR, you’ll be able to record the game live, then watch it on-demand whenever you want. The Tablo will even let you stream the recording on another device, such as a smartphone or tablet.
Watch a Replay of the Texans vs. Bengals Game with NFL Game Pass
If you don’t mind waiting until after the live broadcast, or if you simply don’t have the time to catch the game live, you can use NFL Game Pass to watch a full replay. Here’s what you’ll get with a Game Pass subscription:
- Full on-demand replays of EVERY regular season game
- Games are added online for on-demand viewing starting a few hours after the live broadcast
- Watch anytime, anywhere
- Access full replays in full HD
- Access condensed, 30-minute replays to save time
- Enjoy access to a large library of classic NFL games from past seasons
- Enjoy live audio coverage and exclusive camera angles
International Options for Texans vs. Bengals Live Streaming
For fans living abroad, the streaming service options are a bit different. Here’s the best two options for international fans:
NFL Game Pass International — This is the international version of the highly popular NFL Game Pass service (described above). The International version is actually much better than the domestic service, because it provides LIVE streaming of regular season games, in addition to all the on-demand content offered in the standard version. Click here to learn more.
NOW TV (UK) – If you’re a UK resident, your best option to watch the Texans vs. Bengals game online is NOW TV. This service provides an affordable and easy way to gain access to all 7 Sky Sports channels temporarily. Sky Sports offers live Monday Night Football coverage every week, so you can use NOW TV to watch this Texans/Bengals game, and every other MNF game throughout the season. You can choose from a day pass, week pass, or month pass to NOW TV. Click here to learn more.
Texans vs. Bengals Live Stream Schedule
Date: Monday, November 16
Time: 7:10 p.m. ET (coverage begins), 8:30 p.m. ET (kickoff)
Guide to Watching the NFL Online
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