This game might be the hardest to predict of the week. The Chargers 6-5 are playing the Bengals 7-4, and both teams have seen a little Jekyll and a little Hyde all season. Will we see the Bengals who defeated the Steelers 41-10 to make it into the AFC North column of the rich last week? Or will we see the Bengals who lost to the Jets and were defeated by the Browns in consecutive weeks?
On the other hand, will we get the Chargers who put up 41 points on the Steelers? Or the team that was blocked by the Broncos last week to fall to 6-5, a game out of the AFC West behind the Chiefs? While Justin Herbert’s arm talent is beyond reproach, he had another multiple interception game last week, his third of the season. While he has thrown for more than 300 yards six times this season (the Chargers are 4-2 in those games), he has proven prone to mistakes. Against the Bengals, who have 10 interceptions this season, those mistakes can be tough to overcome.
The Chargers are also brutally porous against the run, ranking 32nd in the league with 1,598 rushing yards, more than 100 yards more than the Texans at 31st. This is especially alarming, as Joe Mixon hit 165 yards out. Steelers last week. Joe Burrow’s efficiency complements Cincinnati’s powerful running game well, as the Bengals look to keep breathing down the Ravens’ necks in the AFC North.
None of this means the Chargers are losing hope. The last time Herbert played against an Ohio team, he scored 398 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 47-42 victory over the Browns. When Herbert is on, he can keep up with any team in the league. However, he has found himself playing from behind often for the Chargers as the defense continues to struggle.
Here’s what you need to know to watch Chargers vs. Bengals this Sunday, including start time, TV channels and the full NFL Week 13 schedule.
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What channel is Chargers vs. Bengals today?
- TV channel (national): CBS
- Television channel (Los Angeles): KCBS
- Television channel (Cincinnati): WKRC
- Live broadcast: Paramount +, fuboTV
Chargers vs. Bengals will air regionally on local CBS affiliate channels on Week 13. Ian Eagle and Charles Davis will be on the CBS call-up, with Evan Washburn in charge of secondary reporter. Gene Steratore will provide rules analysis with the rest of the early CBS games.
You can find the Chargers ‘remote broadcast on SiriusXM channel 381, while the Bengals’ home broadcast airs on channel 227.
In Canada, viewers can watch Eagles vs. Jets on DAZN, which includes all NFL games as part of a 30-day free trial.
Chargers vs Bengals start time
- Date: Sunday December 5
- Kick off: 1 p. M. ET, 10 a. M. PT
Chargers vs. Bengals is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) on Sunday. It is the mast of early CBS coverage. Only those with local games on CBS won’t get this one at the 1pm window.
Charger Calendar 2023
|14||December 12th||Giants||4:05 pm||Fox|
|fifteen||December 16||Bosses||8:20 pm||Fox, NFL network|
|17||January 2||Broncos||4:05 pm||CBS|
|18||January 9th||@Raiders||4:25 pm||CBS|
Bengals 2023 Calendar
|Week||Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||Television channel|
|fifteen||Decembre 19th||@Broncos||4:05 pm||CBS|