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How To Watch, Listen & Follow As The Bengals Host The Jaguars On Thursday Night Football


The Bengals host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football in a nationally televised broadcast. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. on NFL Network and locally on WLWT (Cincinnati's Channel 5) with kickoff scheduled for 8:20 p.m. WLWT will be live from Paul Brown Stadium from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. with pregame coverage.

Here is everything fans need to know to follow the game.


Network: NFL Network/WLWT

Kickoff: 8:20 p.m. ET

  • Play-by-Play: Joe Buck
  • Analyst: Troy Aikman
  • Sideline: Kristina Pink
  • Sideline: Erin Andrews

Bengals fans nationwide can watch Thursday night's game on NFL Network. Check local listings and OTT options for NFL Network coverage in your area.

Fans in the Cincinnati area will also be able to watch on local station WLWT (Channel 5).


Fans can watch Thursday Night Football for FREE through the Bengals app nationwide, regardless of NFL Network subscription status. Fans can also stream the game for free on Safari on mobile iOS devices through

NOTE: iOS mobile web and app users should "Allow Location Access" (via Settings > Privacy > Location Services > Safari).

*Geographic and device restrictions apply. Local & primetime games only. Data charges may apply.


The game will air on the Bengals Radio Network, led by Cincinnati flagship stations WLW-AM (700), WCKY-AM (ESPN 1530) and WEBN-FM (102.7). The pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. 

  • Play-by-Play: Dan Hoard
  • Analyst: Dave Lapham
  • Pregame Show: Wayne Box Miller

Nationally the game will air on Westwood One: 

  • Play-by-Play: Ian Eagle
  • Analyst: Mike Golic


SIRIUS 81 (Jax.), 83 (Cin.) | XM: 226 (Jax.), 225 (Cin.) | SXM App: 814 (Jax.), 806 (Cin.)

SOCIAL MEDIA, the Official Bengals app and Bengals social media channels will provide game coverage throughout the game. Follow the Bengals on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for live game day updates, videos and behind-the-scenes photos.


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NFL Game Pass, which is available now for free on a trial basis, provides access to replays of every game. NFL Game Pass features full broadcasts, condensed games and coaches' film. It is viewable on smart phones and tablets via the NFL App, as well as on connected TV devices via the NFL App, on XBox One, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Roku, Amazon Fire and Android TV. Note: It is not compatible with Google Chromecast.