The Cleveland Browns play their final game of the preseason tonight as they take on the Chicago Bears at home. Here are some nuggets about today's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
Game Time/Date: Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: WKYC, Channel 3 & NFL Network - Jim Donovan (play-by-play) and Solomon Wilcots (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Weather: 65 degrees, 0% chance of rain, NNE winds at 4 MPH
Odds: Browns by 5 points.
Per 506sports.com, the areas below will get to see the game live on local television. The NFL Network will also air the game live.
Sam Rosen, Jim Miller
WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago)
WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
WMBD (CBS/31 - Peoria)
WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
WSBT-2 (22.2 - South Bend IN)
KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
KDMI (ThisTV/19 - Des Moines IA)
KPTM (FOX/42 - Omaha)
Jim Donovan, Solomon Wilcots
WKYC (NBC/3 - Cleveland)
WBNS (CBS/10 - Columbus)
WYTV (ABC/33 - Youngstown)
- This is the 11th straight year that Cleveland and Chicago will face off during the preseason finale. During that span, the series is even at 5-5. The Browns won the preseason finale 18-16 in 2013.
- Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman spent two seasons with the Browns, first as quarterbacks coach in 1988 and then as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach in 1989. Cleveland advanced to the postseason both of those years, including an appearance in the AFC Championship game in Trestman’s final season with the club.
- WR Andrew Hawkins spent two years in the CFL with the Montreal Alouettes, helping the team capture Grey Cup championships in 2009-10, while playing for Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman.
- Chicago defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, an Ohio native, was the Browns’ defensive backs coach from 2005-07 and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2008. During Tucker’s tenure in Cleveland, the Browns ranked fifth in the league with 73 interceptions.
- QB Rex Grossman was a first-round draft selection (22nd overall) by Chicago in 2003. Grossman spent the first six seasons of his career (2003-08) with the Bears and led Chicago to Super Bowl XLI during his first full season as the starter.
- Roster cuts have to be made on Saturday, down to the final 53-man roster.
- If you want to know more about the Bears heading into this game, check out our Q&A with Windy City Gridiron right here.
- We will have a game day thread up here at 6:00 PM ET, along with plenty of in-game and post-game analysis.