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NFL Week 2: How to watch today's Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals game

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals plays against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, OH. Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Sure, Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals endured a humbling 24-3 Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns. That doesn't mean Bengals fans should be anything other than enthusiastic about the team's prospects this season. Bengals fans can count on Burrow to get the offense in gear in Week 2.

The Baltimore Ravens trounced the Texans in Week 1, but they'll face stiffer competition in Cincinnati, guaranteeing a terrific game of football. Here's how to watch this must-see matchup.

Note: CBS Essentials and Paramount+ are both subsidiaries of Paramount.

How to watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals game

The Week 3 game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals will be played Sunday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. ET (10:00 a.m. PT). It will air on CBS. While most cable packages include CBS, it's easy to watch the game if CBS isn't included in your cable subscription, or if you don't have cable at all. Your best options for watching are below.

Stream the game on Paramount+

If you don't have a cable TV package that includes CBS, one of the easiest ways to catch all live NFL games broadcast on CBS is through a subscription to Paramount+. The streamer offers access to all NFL games locally and nationally televised on CBS on all its subscription tiers. In addition, you can watch top-tier soccer like the Champions League live and SEC college football games as well, plus popular shows such as "Survivor" and "NCIS."

Paramount+ costs $5.99 for the Essential tier (or $60 annually), and $11.99 per month (or $120 annually) for the ad-free Showtime tier that includes your local CBS station. Paramount+ currently offers a one-week free trial.

Get Paramount+ as part of Walmart+

The Walmart+ shopping subscription service includes access to the Paramount+ Essentials tier (with live NFL games such as this one), a $60 per year value. Walmart+ subscribers also get discounts on gasoline at Mobil and Exxon stations, access to special members-only deals (including early access to Black Friday pricing), same-day home delivery from your local store and more. 

Walmart+ costs $98 per year. Tap the button below to learn all the benefits of Walmart+, and to start your 30-day free trial.

Why we like Walmart+:

  • Walmart+ members get live access to this game through the Paramount+ streaming service.
  • You can get groceries delivered to your home quickly without paying Instacart-like markups.
  • Early access to Walmart's Black Friday deals reduces holiday shopping stress.
  • You can make returns from home -- Walmart will pick them up for you. (Restrictions apply; must be present for pickup.)

Watch the Ravens vs. Bengals game with FuboTV

You can also catch the game on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more, so you'll be able to watch more than just today's games.

To watch the NFL without cable, start a seven-day free trial of Fubo. You can begin watching immediately on your TV, phone, tablet or computer. Fox, so you know, offers Sunday NFC games via "NFL on Fox"; while ESPN is the home of "Monday Night Football." ABC airs some "MNF" games, too. 

In addition to NFL football, FuboTV offers MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and international soccer games. FuboTV starts at $75 per month for the Pro tier (includes NFL Network); the $100 per month Ultimate tier includes NFL RedZone.

Top features of FuboTV:

  • The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network; the Ultimate tier includes 289 channels, including NFL RedZone.
  • FuboTV includes all the channels you'll need to watch live sports, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
  • All tiers come with 1,000 hours of DVR recording.

Watch the Ravens vs. Bengals game on Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the NFL, including the NFL Network, with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including both CBS. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus catch live NFL preseason games, exclusive live regular season games, popular studio shows (including NFL Total Access and the Emmy-nominated show Good Morning Football) and lots more.

Hulu + Live TV comes bundled with ESPN+ and Disney+ for $70 per month.

Watch NFL football live with a digital HDTV antenna


If you're cutting the cord to your cable company, you're not alone; in fact, you are in luck. You can still watch the NFL on TV with an affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HDYC channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox, PBS and more. Here's the kicker: There's no monthly charge.

Anyone living in partially blocked-off area (those near mountains or first-floor apartments), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal -- or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a cable company. Indoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable (or your cable company gets in a squabble with a network).

This amplified HDTV antenna, claims to have a 50-mile range and offers 36 channels. It's rated 4.0 stars by Amazon reviewers.

Said one Amazon customer, "When the price of this antenna dropped to $50, it was competitively priced with what you would find on the shelves at your local Radio Shack. If you're considering this product, you're probably already questioning your cable television bill and are looking around for a cheap way to get the Big 3 plus Fox and PBS. This antenna delivered that for us right out of the box."

Watch the Ravens vs. Bengals game on your phone with NFL+

If you want to catch this game on your phone -- and all the amazing football ahead this season -- check out NFL+. The premium streaming service, starting at $40 per year (or $7 per month), offers access to NFL Network. And yes, that includes games being broadcast out-of-market. To boost your NFL experience even further, you can upgrade to NFL+ Premium with NFL RedZone and watch up to eight NFL games simultaneously. A seven-day, free trial is available.

Top features of NFL+:

  • You get access to all NFL preseason games, including those that are out of market.
  • NFL+ lets you watch stream local and primetime regular season games on your phone or tablet, but not your TV.
  • Includes the NFL Network (and NFL RedZone with NFL+ Premium), so it's a good option for those who are looking to stream football on the go.

2023 NFL Season: Week 2

Thursday, Sept. 14

  • Minnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m. (FOX)

Sunday, Sept. 17

  • Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • Seattle Seahawks vs. Detroit Lions, 1.00 p.m. (FOX)
  • Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
  • Chicago Bears vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
  • Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, 1:00 p.m. (FOX)
  • Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)
  • LA Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans, 1:00 p.m. (ABC*, CBS)
  • NY Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
  • San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m. (FOX)
  • NY Jets vs. Dallas Cowboys, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
  • Washington Commanders vs. Denver Broncs, 4:25 p.m. (CBS)
  • Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. (NBC)

Monday, Sept. 18

  • New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers, 7:15 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. (ABC, ESPN+)

Storylines we're following in the 2023 NFL season

Important dates to remember: 

  • The 2023 NFL regular season runs today through Jan. 7, 2024. 
  • Playoffs are scheduled for January 13 through Jan. 28, 2004.
  • Super Bowl LVIII is scheduled for Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas
Buffalo Bills v Chicago Bears
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - AUGUST 26: Damar Hamlin #3 of the Buffalo Bills looks on against the Chicago Bears during the second half of a preseason game at Soldier Field on August 26, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois. Getty Images

Damar Hamlin's return: When Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest during the team's January 2 Monday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the world looked on in shock as medics worked on the field to revive him. Hamlin was resuscitated three times on the field before he was able to be transported to a local hospital. Hamlin spent a week in the hospital before his release. In April, the Bills standout known for his offseason charity work was cleared to play -- an ill-timed hit to the heart blamed for his collapse on the field. Hamlin participated in the Bills offseason OTAs and played in three preseason games, but didn't suit up for Monday's game against the Jets as Hamlin was signed this season as a backup safety and special teams player.

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Is there life after Aaron Rodgers in New York? Four-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers' New York Jets debut didn't last long before Rodgers was down with a torn ACL. Jets backup QB Zach Wilson took over. Despite a rocky start, Wilson settled in and led the Jets to an OT win. Head coach Robert Saleh assures the team is primed to go all the way with or without Rodgers, but the same team went 7-10 in 2022, which doesn't bode well this season.

Can the Rams run it back? The LA Rams looked great in their Week 1 game against the Seahawks, even without superstar wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who's on the injured list with a nagging hamstring injury. Coach McVay will want Kupp back on the field asap, especially since the Rams face Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Purdy (again) silenced cynics in the Niners 30-7 victory Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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