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NFL Schedule 2014: Browns Open Against the Steelers

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Here is the Cleveland Browns' 2014 NFL Schedule:

Week Date Away Home Time TV
1 9/7/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
1:00 PM CBS
2 9/14/2014 New Orleans Saints
vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM FOX
3 9/21/2014 Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
1:00 PM CBS

5 10/5/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Tennessee Titans
1:00 PM CBS
6 10/12/2014 Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
7 10/19/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
1:00 PM CBS
8 10/26/2014 Oakland Raiders
vs. Cleveland Browns 4:25 PM CBS
9 11/2/2014 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM FOX
10 11/6/2014 Cleveland Browns vs.
Cincinnati Bengals
8:25 PM NFLN
11 11/16/2014 Houston Texans
vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
12 11/23/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Atlanta Falcons
1:00 PM CBS
13 11/30/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Buffalo Bills
1:00 PM CBS
14 12/7/2014 Indianapolis Colts
vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
15 12/14/2014 Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns 1:00 PM CBS
16 12/21/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers
1:00 PM CBS
17 12/28/2014 Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens
1:00 PM CBS

  • The Browns open the season on the road against the Steelers. That beats the trend since 1999, where we've mostly hosted home games. It raises the stakes to face our heated rivals right off the bat, and our new veteran leaders will need to step it up.

  • The home opener is against the Saints in Week 2. The last time the Browns had a home opener against the Saints was when Drew Brees first got there, and he made a statement right away.

  • Cleveland's bye is very early this year, coming in Week 4. That means uninterrupted football for 13 straight weeks.

  • After the bye, the Browns have their soft stretch of the schedule, taking on the Titans, Steelers, Jaguars, Raiders, Buccaneers, Bengals, Texans, Falcons, and Bills. Out of those nine games, the only opponent who finished above .500 in 2013 was the Bengals.

  • Cleveland finishes with two games on the road, and four of their last six games are on the road. Cleveland weather will be less of a factor this season.

What do you guys think? Is there a certain game you know you'll be getting tickets for?