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Browns-Falcons 2016 TV schedule, channel, start time, and more

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Tonight, the Browns are at home to take on the Falcons in their second preseason game of the year. Here are some nuggets about Thursday's contest, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.

Game Time/Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH

TV Channel: WEWS (Channel 5) - Mike Patrick (play-by-play), Solomon Wilcots (analyst), Andy Baskin (sideline)

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

Online streaming: NFL Game Pass

Weather: 78 degrees (feels like 81). 15% chain of rain. Winds from N at 5 MPH.

Odds: Browns by 3 points.

Over/under: 37

The following cities will get to watch the game live, per 506sports:

Atlanta
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Cleveland
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WUPA (CW/69 - Atlanta)
WABM (My/68 - Birmingham)
WFXG (FOX/54 - Augusta GA)

WGXA (FOX/24 - Macon)
WXTX (FOX/54 - Columbus GA)
WTGS (FOX/28 - Savannah)
WFXL (FOX/31 - Albany GA)
WALA (FOX/10 - Mobile AL)
WDFX (FOX/34 - Dothan AL)
WCOV (FOX/20 - Montgomery AL)

8:00 ET
Mike Patrick, Solomon Wilcots
WEWS (ABC/5 - Cleveland)
WBNS (CBS/10 - Columbus)
WTOL (CBS/11 - Toledo)
WYTV (ABC/33 - Youngstown)
WHIO (CBS/7 - Dayton)


The NFL Network will re-broadcast the Browns-Falcons game on Friday at 1:00 PM ET and on Monday at 10:00 AM ET.

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Nuggets:

-The Browns will be wearing white tops, white pants, and orange socks:

-Expect starters to play a full quarter and then one or two series in the second quarter.

-Falcons C Alex Mack was with the Browns from 2009 to 2015, so this is a quick return to FirstEnergy Stadium for him.

-Atlanta offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was in the same position with the Browns in 2014, but had a falling out with the club. Mike McDaniel, who was the Browns’ receivers coach in 2014, is now an offensive assistant under Shanahan.

-Atlanta has a defensive passing game coordinator position filled by Jerome Henderson, who was Cleveland's defensive backs coach from 2009-2011. Defensive line coach Bryan Cox was in the same position for Cleveland from 2009-2010.

-The Browns will have new metal detector screening procedures in place for this week’s game.