Now that the standings for the 2011 regular season are set in stone, the opponents (not the order) that the Cleveland Browns will meet during the 2012 season at home and on the road have been confirmed. Not including their AFC North divisional match-ups, here are there opponents for 2012:
The Browns are facing the AFC West and the NFC East next season. If you go based off of this season, both divisions were mediocre. The AFC West saw its division winner finish with an 8-8 record, and the NFC East had their division winner finish with a 9-7 record. Those were the worse two divisions winners (record-wise) in the NFL.
All of the home and road opponents were actually known prior to this week except for the Buffalo Bills game. Because Buffalo lost and Miami won, Miami finished better in the standings, which means the Browns are paired with the fourth-place finishing Bills.
Obviously, a lot will change before the start of next season, but some interesting storylines could involve the Browns facing the Colts (the Peyton Manning/Andrew Luck/trade up scenario), the Browns facing Tim Tebow (just because it's...TEBOW), Michael Vick coming back to Cleveland, and Romeo Crennel possibly coming back to coach at Browns stadium.