After a convincing win against to open up the season, the San Francisco 49ers are eyeing a 2-0 start as they travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on a feisty Cincinnati Bengals squad on Sunday.
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 Fox. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the 49ers 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:
Fox (live in select markets, including San Francisco and Cincinnati) is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle. Plus, if you’re looking to watch more NFL beyond this game, FuboTV is a great option, as CBS, NBC and NFL Network are also included, while NFL RedZone is available in the Sports Plus add-on.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the 49ers 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 allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live select markets, including San Francisco and Cincinnati). It also has CBS, NBC and ESPN, making it the cheapest streaming service to have every channel that will have 49ers games this season.
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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.
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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49ers vs Bengals Preview
Behind a strong second half, San Francisco was able to erase some mistakes and put the Tampa Bay Buccaneers away to move to 1-0.
The win was highlighted by a pair of interception returns by Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon that helped put the game away.
Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t particularly sharp, passing for just 166 yards with one touchdown and one interception. However, the strong defensive outing did enough despite the fact that the Bucs outgained the San Francisco 295-246.
“It’s fun to win when you can be hard on the guys the next day because there’s a lot of stuff on that tape that could have cost us that game in all three phases,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after the game.
“I was disappointed with that and still to be able to pull out a win says a lot about the guys we’ve got in there. They kept grinding, and when you do that usually good things happen.”
The Bengals entered Week 1 as one of the biggest underdogs, but played inspired despite the a one-point loss the the Seattle Seahawks, 21-20.
Quarterback Andy Dalton passed for a career-high 418 yards and two first-half touchdowns to John Ross, who excelled in the absence of A.J. Green. Ross finished with 158 yards, which nearly matched his 210 yards he recorded all of last season.
Green is working his way back to the field from an ankle injury, having taken off his boot this week.
“Once we get A.J. [Green] back, there ain’t no talking about the Browns no more,” Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd told Tyler Dragon of Cincinnati.com.
Green — the team’s star wide receiver and a perennial Pro Bowler — is expected be getting on the field for rehab this week. That being said, Green is adamant that he doesn’t want to rush back, either.
“I don’t want to do all this work and then get back out there and hurt it again,” Green told reporters on Wednesday. “It’s got to be ready so I can play at a high level.”
The Bengals can also take have some optimism about the defensive side of the ball, allowing just 233 yards a year after being the worst unit in football.
The Bengals are installed a two-point home favorites against the San Francisco 49ers. Dating back to last year, the Bengals have lost eight of their last nine games.