What channel is the Bills game on? How to watch Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals

ORCHARD PARK — Joe Mixon is still talking. Of course, when he’s not piling up yardage both as a runner and receiver, that’s what the Cincinnati Bengals running back does.

Prior to the first game between the Bengals and the Buffalo Bills, Mixon wasn’t too pleased that the visitors from western New York were slight favorites for their showdown at Paycor Stadium and he said so. Loudly.

“What people need to know and understand is we (are) the big dog of the AFC,” Mixon said. “That’s just what it is. For anything to happen, it has to go through us.”

Wednesday, with the Bengals once again cast in the underdog role for their AFC divisional round showdown at Highmark Stadium, Mixon doubled down.

“We ain’t no underdogs,” Mixon said. “I tell everybody all the time when the lights are bright, we shine brighter. All I know is that going into this game, we got one thing in mind and that’s to win. That’s the only thing we’re worried about."

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Bills Shaq Lawson and Tremaine Edmunds track down Bengals running back Joe Mixon.
Bills Shaq Lawson and Tremaine Edmunds track down Bengals running back Joe Mixon.

Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who is also a player known for his enormous confidence, not to mention swagger, agreed, saying, “I never feel like an underdog.”

Almost never do the Bills engage in pre-game talk. This week, the Bills have given the Bengals their props and avoided making any boasts about which team was better.

“They’ve won (nine) straight and it’s a team that’s going to be tough to beat," Josh Allen said. "They’re coming into our house and they’re playing with a lot of confidence, and we got to be ready for whatever they can throw it up.”

Allen wasn’t about to get into a debate about which team was better, or whether he was better than Burrow, but there was one area that he gave the no-doubt-about-it nod to Burrow.

Asked to compare his low-key wardrobe to the, um, interesting fashion statements Burrow makes when he arrives at stadiums on game day, Allen said with a smile, “He’s gonna win that battle 10 times out of 10. I don’t dress to impress on game day, I just kind of walk in the closet and take whatever I see first.”

What time is the Bills vs. Bengals game?

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 22

  • Time: 3 p.m.

  • Place: Highmark Stadium

Who is favored to win Bills vs. Bengals game

  • Tipico betting line: Bills -5.5

  • Over-under: 48

  • Money line: Bills minus-230 (bet $230 to win $100) and Bengals plus-195 (bet $100 to win $195).

Who is announcing the Bills vs. Bengals game

  • Play-by-play: Jim Nantz

  • Analyst: Tony Romo

  • Sideline reporter: Tracy Wolfson

How to watch Buffalo Bills vs. Cincinnati Bengals game on TV, streaming

Cable/Network: CBS. The game will be available locally via the following stations:

  • WROC (Channel 8, Rochester)

  • WIVB (Buffalo area)

  • WTVH (Syracuse area)

  • WKTV (Utica area)

  • WENY (Elmira area)

  • WRGB (Albany area)

  • WBNG (Binghamton area)

Online streaming services: and the NFL mobile app. Also, the NFL has a streaming service called NFL+ which replaces NFL Game Pass, though you can’t cast the games to your TV — you must watch on your phone or tablet. The cost is $5 a month or $30 for the season, and a premium tier costs $10/$80, which includes all 22 coaches film and condensed and full-game replays. With it, you’ll be able to watch every local game on Sunday and the national games on Monday and Thursday nights, as well as the playoffs and the Super Bowl. You can also stream if you have subscriptions to DirecTV, fuboTV, NFL+, Sling, Vidgo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Paramount+.

On the radio: How to listen to the Bills vs. Bengals game

You can listen on SiriusXM satellite radio on channel 226 (Bills) and channel 225 (Bengals). On traditional radio, the Bills Radio Network has stations all across the state. They include:

  • Rochester (WCMF 96.5 and WROC 950 AM)

  • Buffalo (WGR550, 550 AM)

  • Syracuse (WTKW 99.5/WTKV 105.5)

  • Binghamton (WDRE 100.5FM)

  • Ithaca (WIII 99.9/100.3 FM)

  • Bath (WVIN 98.3 FM)

  • Newark (WACK 1420 AM)

  • Dansville (WDNY 93.9 FM)

  • Elmira (WNGZ 1490 AM)

  • Auburn (WAUB 98.1 FM/1590 AM)

  • Geneva (WGVA 95.9 FM, 1240 AM)

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