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How To Watch, Listen & Follow Bengals at Washington

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The Bengals play their second preseason game of 2021 as they head to the nation's capital to face the Washington Football Team on Friday at 8 p.m. ET.

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


Network: Bengals Television Network and NFL Network

Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET

Bengals Television Network Affiliates

  • Cincinnati – CBS 12
  • Columbus – ABC 6
  • Dayton – ABC 22
  • Lexington – FOX 56
  • Lima – FOX 8.2
  • Louisville – FOX 41

For fans outside of the local Cincinnati market the game will air live nationally on the NFL Network. Click here for the full NFLN Preseason Schedule.

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In-Market: A free live stream will be available on the following platforms if the game is available on television in the local market*:

  • Bengals Official App
  • mobile website (Safari browser ONLY)
  • Yahoo! Sports mobile browser or app

Please check your local TV listing to confirm availability. 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.

Out-of-Market: Fans can watch live out-of-market preseason games on NFL Game Pass. Access NFL Game Pass on the web at or via the NFL app on smartphones, tablets and connected TV devices.


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

Click here to view a complete list of affiliate stations.

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.


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.