Monday Night Football live stream: how to watch MNF online from anywhere – Bills vs Bengals

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The Bills and the Bengals are still in the hunt for the AFC's No.1 seed, and they go head-to-head tonight in the last Monday Night Football of the season. Cincinnati, the current No.3 seed, also needs one more victory to wrap up the AFC North title, and the matchup between Joe Burrow and Josh Allen promises to be unpredictable and wildly entertaining. Read on as we explain how to watch a Bills vs Bengals live stream from anywhere – including ways to watch every Monday Night Football live stream for FREE.

MNF live stream

Date: Monday, January 2

Time: 8.30pm ET / 5.30pm PT / 1.30am GMT / 12.30am AEDT

Venue: Paycor Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

FREE live stream: My5 (UK)

Watch anywhere: try the world's no.1 VPN

Global channels and streams: ESPN or ESPN2 via Sling TV discount or FREE fuboTV trial (US) | DAZN (CA) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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If Allen vs Burrow is the headline show, then Stefon Diggs vs Ja'Marr Chase is one heck of a support act, and better still, both teams are at their very best right now. The Bills have won six in a row, while the Bengals have gone one better, winning seven straight games, a run that started at the beginning of November.

The Bills are the AFC's current No.2 seed and their fate is in Allen's hands. Win their final two regular season fixtures and the conference's top spot, bye and home-field advantage will be theirs. Lose tonight, however, and they'll drop behind both the Bengals and the Chiefs in the pecking order.

In almost all aspects, the Bills appear to have the edge on the Bengals. They're statistically a more potent passing and rushing team, and the Cincinnati defense has had issues all season long... and yet. That Burrow-Chase combination is irresistible, plus Tee Higgins and Tyler Boyd have come to the fore too.

Follow our guide on how to watch Monday Night Football wherever you are – starting with how to watch a Bills vs Bengals free live stream in the UK.

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How to watch Monday Night Football FREE: live stream in the UK


Monday Night Football is shown for FREE on Channel 5 every week. The only catch is that kick-off is usually set for 1.15am GMT in the extremely early hours of Tuesday morning.

If you're happy to brave unsociable kick-off times for free NFL coverage, you can also live stream Monday Night Football on My5, which works across a wide range of devices. It's free to use, and you don't even need to create an account.

Away from the UK right now?

Use a VPN to live stream My5 as if you were at home.

Sky Sports also airs every MNF game live, as well as up to five other NFL games each week and the live RedZone highlights show each Sunday.

If you don't have Sky Sports but are interested in signing up, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Now is a more flexible streaming option, with Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Hardcore NFL fans who want to watch as many games as possible may instead want to look at the NFL Game Pass, which costs £34.99 for the rest of the season and shows every single game live.

How to watch Monday Night Football from outside your country

If you're on holiday or away on business and you want to watch your country's Monday Night Football coverage from abroad, then you'll need to use a VPN. This will help you dial in to a location back in your home country to avoid geo-blocks and regain access to the content and services you already pay for back home.

A VPN is generally perfect for this as it allows you to change your IP address so you appear to be in a completely different location when the big game is on. 

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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

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How to watch Monday Night Football: live stream in the US without cable


NFL fans can watch every Monday Night Football game on ESPN in the US, and often on ESPN 2 too (for the Manningcast). Coverage is sometimes also shown on ABC/ESPN 3 for select games.

Kick-off is usually set for 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT each Monday.

How to watch Monday Night Football without cable

ESPN is the main channel you need to watch MNF, but if you don't have it as part of a cable package, there are plenty of other ways to live stream Monday Night Football.

FuboTV includes ESPN, ESPN 2, ABC, NFL Network, Fox, CBS and NBC - all the TV channels you need to tune into the NFL this season. Prices start at $69.99 a month after a FREE FuboTV trial.

A cheaper alternative is Sling TV. Its Orange plan provides access to ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3, and normally costs $40 per month, but if you're new to the service you can get your first month half-price.

An extra $15 a month for the combined Sling Blue + Orange bundle will get you NFL Network and local NBC and Fox channels in most major markets.

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How to live stream Monday Night Football in Canada


NFL fans in Canada are amongst the luckiest in the world, as DAZN is the place to watch every single game this season. That, of course, includes every Monday Night Football, with kick-off usually set for 8.15pm ET / 5.15pm PT.

DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year.

Not only do you get every single NFL game, but DAZN is also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of Champions League, Europa League and EFL Championship soccer!

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

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How to watch MNF NFL in Australia

Foxtel Go

NFL fans in Australia can watch every Monday Night Football on ESPN, which is available through Foxtel can can be live streamed using the Foxtel Go app.

That means the excellent sports streaming service Kayo Sports is showing every Monday Night Football too, and it's the ideal option for anyone who doesn't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan. Both come with a FREE 7-day trial.

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including F1, NHL, MLB, the cricket... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

If you're only interested in watching the NFL, the NFL Game Pass is showing every single game of the season live, with a subscription priced at $59.99.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.

Monday Night Football schedule: kick-off times, fixtures and results

(All times ET)

Monday 12th September
Broncos 16 - 17 Seahawks

Monday 19th September
Titans 7 - 41 Bills
Vikings 7 - 24 Eagles

Monday 26th September
Cowboys 23 - 16 Giants

Monday 3rd October
Rams 9 - 24 49ers

Monday 10th October
Raiders 29 - 30 Chiefs

Monday 17th October
Broncos 16 - 19 Chargers

Monday 24th October
Bears 33 - 14 Patriots

Monday 31st October
Bengals 13 - 32 Browns

Monday 7th November
Ravens 27 - 13 Saints

Monday 14th November
Commanders 32 - 21 Eagles

Monday 21st November
49ers 38 - 10 Cardinals

Monday 28th November
Steelers 24 -17 Colts

Monday 5th December
Saints 16 - 17 Buccaneers

Monday 12th December
Patriots 27 - 13 Cardinals

Monday 19th December
8.15pm - Rams 12 - 24 Packers

Monday 26th December
8.15pm - Chargers 30 - 3 Colts

Monday 2nd January
8.15pm - Bills vs Bengals

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.