Tonight, the Browns are back at home to take on the Bears in their fourth and final 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, September 1, 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: 70 degrees (feels like 70). 15% chain of rain. Winds from N at 13 MPH.
Odds: Browns by 5.5 points.
Per 506sports, the game will air in the following markets:
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WFLD (FOX/32 - Chicago)
KTVI (FOX/2 - St. Louis)
WIFR (CBS/23 - Rockford)
WYZZ (FOX/43 - Peoria)
WRSP (FOX-55/27 - Springfield/Champaign)
WGEM (FOX/10.2 - Quincy IL)
WSBT (FOX/22.2 - South Bend IN)
WFFT (FOX/55 - Fort Wayne IN) [tape delay]
WEHT (ABC/25 - Evansville IN)
WAWV (ABC/38 - Terre Haute IN) [tape delay]
KLJB (FOX/18 - Quad Cities)
KFXA (FOX/28 - Cedar Rapids IA)
WBUW (CW/57 - Madison WI)
KCWI (CW/23 - Des Moines) [tape delay]
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WEWS (ABC/5 - Cleveland)
WBNS (CBS/10 - Columbus)
WTOL (CBS/11 - Toledo)
WYTV (ABC/33 - Youngstown)
WHIO (CBS/7 - Dayton)
The game will re-air on the NFL Network on Saturday, September 3rd at 1:00 PM ET.
-The Browns will be wearing brown tops, brown pants, and orange socks:
Brown on brown for #CHIvsCLE#DawgPound pic.twitter.com/bGkXouSdKS— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 31, 2016
-Former Browns players on the Bears include QB Brian Hoyer and TE Rob Housler. QB Connor Shaw suffered a broken leg in last week’s game.
-QB Josh McCown played for the Bears from 2011-2013. In 2013, subbing for the injured Jay Cutler, McCown threw 13 touchdowns to only 1 interception.
-This is the 13th consecutive year these two teams have met to close out the preseason.
-Bears offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains was Cleveland’s quarterbacks coach in 2014. Dave Ragone, the Bears' quarterbacks coach, went to St. Ignatius High School.
-This will be the last time we see WR Josh Gordon playing football until Week 5.