What channel is Steelers vs. Bengals on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 3 NFL game

Written By Trevor Booth
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Following their 26-17 loss to the Raiders last Sunday, the Steelers (1-1) will face the Bengals (1-1) in the first AFC North matchup for each team at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on CBS. 

Pittsburgh, which won its Week 1 contest against the Bills, 23-16, struggled to find an offensive rhythm against Las Vegas, recording 39 rushing yards on 14 attempts while quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was hit 10 times and sacked twice. 

Roethlisberger is dealing with a left pec injury, according to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, and indicated Pittsburgh “better be ready to be adjustable” if Roethlisberger misses time. 

Cincinnati, which lost to Chicago last week, 20-17, after a 27-24 overtime victory over the Vikings in Week 1, is also seeking to improve offensively after it recorded just 276 yards against the Bears. Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow also had three interceptions, two of which came in the fourth quarter and limited his team’s scoring opportunities. 

All four teams in the NFC North (Steelers, Ravens, Browns and Bengals) have a 1-1 record, making Sunday’s game additionally important for the division. Here’s a look at broadcast information for the contest. 

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What channel is Steelers vs. Bengals on today? 

  • TV channel (national): CBS 
  • TV channel (Pittsburgh): KDKA-TV 
  • TV channel (Cincinnati): WKRC-TV 
  • Live stream: fuboTV 

Steelers vs. Bengals will be broadcast live on CBS locally and in select markets nationwide. Play-by-play announcer Kevin Harlan will work with analyst Trent Green and sideline reporter Melanie Collins for Sunday’s game between the Steelers and Bengals. 

For those looking for radio information, the Steelers broadcast can be heard on Sirius XM channel 231, or the Bengals broadcast can be listened to on Sirius XM channel 387. 

Viewers in Canada can watch the Steelers vs. Bengals on DAZN, which has rights to every NFL game, as well as some CTV regional channels. 

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Steelers vs. Bengals start time

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 26
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, one of four early regional games on CBS. Here are the other three games beginning at 1 p.m. ET. 

Game Broadcast Crew
Colts at Titans Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Sherree Burruss
Chargers at Chiefs Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
Ravens at Lions Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta and AJ Ross

NFL schedule Week 3 

Thursday, Sept. 23 

Game Kickoff time TV
Carolina at Houston 8:20 p.m. ET NFL Network

Sunday, Sept. 26 

Game Time (ET) TV
Indiana at Tennessee 1 p.m. CBS
Atlanta at New York 1 p.m. FOX
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City 1 p.m. CBS
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh 1 p.m. CBS
Chicago at Cleveland 1 p.m. FOX
Baltimore at Detroit 1 p.m. CBS
New Orleans at New England 1 p.m. FOX
Arizona at Jacksonville 1 p.m. FOX
Washington at Buffalo 1 p.m. FOX
New York Jets at Denver 4:05 p.m. CBS
Miami at Las Vegas 4:05 p.m. CBS
Seattle at Minnesota 4:25 p.m. FOX
Tampa Bay at Los Angeles Rams 4:25 p.m. FOX
Green Bay at San Francisco 8:20 p.m. NBC

 Monday, Sept. 27 

Game Time (ET) TV
Philadelphia at Dallas 8:15 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 (Peyton and Eli Manning on Monday Night Football)

Steelers 2021 football schedule  

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 W at Buffalo (23-16) 1 p.m. ET CBS
2 Sept. 19 L vs. Las Vegas (26-17) 1 p.m. ET CBS
3 Sept. 26 vs. Cincinnati 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Oct. 3 at Green Bay 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
5 Oct. 10 vs. Denver 1 p.m. ET FOX
6 Oct. 17 vs. Seattle 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
7 BYE - - -
8 Oct. 31 at Cleveland 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 8 vs. Chicago 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
10 Nov. 14 vs. Detroit 1 p.m. ET FOX
11 Nov. 21 at Los Angeles Chargers 8:20 p.m. ET NBC
12 Nov. 28 at Cincinnati 1 p.m. ET CBS
13 Dec. 5 vs. Baltimore 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
14 Dec. 9 at Minnesota 8:20 p.m. ET FOX
15 Dec. 19 vs. Tennessee 1 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 26 at Kansas City 4:25 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 3 vs. Cleveland 8:15 p.m. ET ESPN
18 Jan. 9 vs. Baltimore 1 p.m. ET CBS

Bengals 2021 football schedule  

Week Date Opponent Kickoff time TV
1 Sept. 12 W vs. Minnesota (27-24) 1 p.m. ET FOX
2 Sept. 19 L at Chicago (20-17) 1 p.m. ET FOX
3 Sept. 26 at Pittsburgh 1 p.m. ET CBS
4 Sept. 30 vs. Jacksonville 8:20 p.m. ET NFL Network
5 Oct. 10 vs. Green Bay 1 p.m. ET FOX
6 Oct. 17 at Detroit 1 p.m. ET FOX
7 Oct. 24 at Baltimore 1 p.m. ET CBS
8 Oct. 31 at New York 1 p.m. ET CBS
9 Nov. 7 vs. Cleveland 1 p.m. ET CBS
10 Bye - - -
11 Nov. 21 at Las Vegas 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
12 Nov. 28 vs. Pittsburgh 1 p.m. ET CBS
13 Dec. 5 vs. Los Angeles Chargers 1 p.m. ET FOX
14 Dec. 12 vs. San Francisco 1 p.m. ET CBS
15 Dec. 19 at Denver 4:05 p.m. ET CBS
16 Dec. 26 vs. Baltimore 1 p.m. ET CBS
17 Jan. 2 vs. Kansas City 1 p.m. ET CBS

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