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Bills vs. Browns Preseason: Game Time, TV Schedule, and Interesting Nuggets

What time does the game start? On what channel can you find the game on television? We have all the answers for you, plus plenty of other interesting game day nuggets.

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After spending two joint practice sessions with them, the Cleveland Browns battle the Buffalo Bills on Thursday for their second preseason game of the year. Here are some nuggets about Thursday's game, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.

Game Time/Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH

TV Channel: ESPN - Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline)

Local Television: WKYC (Channel 3)

Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)

Online streaming: NFL Game Pass

Weather: 71 degrees, 0% chance of rain, WSW winds at 14 MPH

Odds: Browns by 3 points.

Over/under: 40


Predict the Score:



  • Browns head coach Mike Pettine has spent more than half of his career in the NFL under the direction of Bills head coach Rex Ryan. For seven seasons (2002-08), Pettine served in various roles for the Baltimore Ravens while Ryan was the team’s defensive coordinator and defensive line coach. Later, Pettine served as Ryan’s defensive coordinator with the New York Jets for four seasons (2009- 12).

  • SS Donte Whitner was originally selected by the Bills in the first round (8th overall) in 2006, spending five years with them. ILB Tank Carder was originally selected by the Bills in the fifth round (147th overall) in 2012. QB Thaddeus Lewis appeared in six games (five starts) in 2013 with the Bills. He completed 93 of 157 passes for 1,092 yards with four TDs and three INTs.

  • The Bills have former Browns TE MarQueis Gray on their roster, as he is fighting to make the team.

  • According to head coach Mike Pettine, "Everybody is individual, but I could see the starting guys from anywhere from 15-25 snaps [this week]. Some guys less, some guys more."
  • The Browns will be going with the white tops, brown pants, and brown socks:
  • These teams last met on November 30, 2014, with the Bills defeating the Browns 26-10. The Browns actually held a 3-0 lead at halftime, but Buffalo finally put together a touchdown drive in the third quarter to go up 7-3. 10 seconds later, OLB Jerry Hughes stripped RB Terrance West of the football and returned the loose ball for a touchdown, making it 14-3. With Cleveland's offensive woes, Buffalo never looked back. QB Johnny Manziel took over in the second half for a struggling QB Brian Hoyer and ran for a 10-yard touchdown.

  • We will have a game day thread up here at 6:30 PM ET, along with plenty of in-game and post-game analysis.