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NFL Wild Card Sunday: How to Watch, Stream Ravens vs. Bengals Without Cable

The AFC North foes meet in Cincinnati for a Wild Card showdown on NBC.

Matt Elliott Senior Editor
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See at Peacock
Carries NBC games for $5 a month
See at Sling TV
Sling TV
Carries NBC for $40
See at YouTube TV
YouTube TV
Carries NBC for $65
See at Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV
Carries NBC for $70
See at DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream
Carries NBC for $70
See at FuboTV
Carries NBC for $75

The Cincinnati Bengals' quest to return to the Super Bowl begins on Sunday when they host the rival Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals enter the postseason as the AFC's third seed, while the banged-up Ravens arrive as No. 6. Kickoff on Sunday is at 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on NBC and Peacock.

Joe Burrow of the Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. 

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How to watch Ravens vs. Bengals without cable

If you don't have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the Ravens-Bengals game on NBC with a live TV service, or on NBC's Peacock streaming service. The good news for football fans is that NBC is available on each of the five major streaming services. The catch is that not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries NBC in your area.

If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch the broadcast on NBC for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

Peacock offers three tiers: a limited free plan and two Premium plans. The ad-supported Premium plan costs $5 a month, and the ad-free Premium plan costs $10 a month. You need one of the Premium plans to watch the NBC broadcasts of NFL playoff games, which includes Chargers-Jaguars on Saturday night and Ravens-Bengals on Sunday night. Read our Peacock review.

Sling's $40-a-month Blue package carries NBC but only in a handful of areas.

Read our Sling TV review.

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes NBC. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Read our YouTube TV review.

Hulu with Live TV costs $70 a month and includes NBC. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.

Read our Hulu with Live TV review.

DirecTV Stream's basic, $70-a-month Entertainment package includes NBC. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.

Read our DirecTV Stream review.

FuboTV's basic plan costs $75 a month and includes NBC. Click here to see which local channels you get.

Read our FuboTV review.

All of the live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live-TV streaming services guide.