Game Time/Date: Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: CBS - Spero Dedes (play-by-play) & Adam Archuleta (analyst)
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). 0% chain of rain. Winds from ESE at 7 MPH.
Odds: Bengals by 3.5 point.
The areas in YELLOW will get to watch the game live, per 506sports:
- The Browns will be wearing white jerseys and white pants for the fourth straight game, but are changing it up with brown socks instead of orange socks this week.
Interesting Stats / Notes
- QB DeShone Kizer - A rushing TD will make him the first quarterback to rush for at least three scores in the first four weeks of a season since 2012 when Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton accomplished the feat. A rushing TD would give him three on the season, the most by a Browns QB since Derek Anderson had three in 2008.
- WR Kenny Britt - He’s 50 receiving yards away from reaching 5,000 for his career.
- TE David Njoku - A receiving TD will mark his third of the season and tie him for the most recorded by a Browns rookie tight end. Could be the first Browns TE with a receiving TD in three consecutive games since Gary Barnidge in Weeks 3-6 in 2015.
- In conjunction with Alumni Weekend, DB Bernie Parrish (1959-66) and LB/FB Tony Adamle (1947-51, 54) will be inducted into the Cleveland Browns Legends program on Saturday. The pair will also be honored at halftime of Sunday’s game.
- Hall of Fame coach Paul Brown was the Browns’ first head coach and general manager. He coached the Browns from 1946-62. Brown helped Cleveland capture four AAFC championships (1946-49) and three NFL titles (1950, 1954-55). He registered a 111-44-5 record in the NFL with the Browns. He later founded the Cincinnati Bengals and became their first head coach and general manager. Brown coached the Bengals from 1968-75 and recorded a 55-56-1 record.
- Head Coach Hue Jackson spent seven seasons (2004-06 and 2012-15) coaching in Cincinnati during two stints. Most recently, he was the Bengals offensive coordinator from 2014-15. He helped the Bengals to two division titles and a trip to the postseason in each of his last four years.
- Tight ends coach Greg Seamon spent 13 seasons (2003-15) with the Bengals in a variety of roles.
- Offensive line coach Bob Wylie served as the Bengals tight ends coach from 1997-98. Wylie also coached at the University of Cincinnati, serving as the Bearcats’ offensive line coach in 1996.
- Defensive line coach Clyde Simmons played for the Bengals in 1998.
- Sports scientist Jamey Mroz served as a strength and conditioning coaching assistant with the Bengals in 2015.
- Bengals DL coach Jacob Burney spent two seasons (1996-98) on the Browns coaching staff.
- OL Kevin Zeitler was originally selected by the Bengals in the first round (27th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He started 71 of 72 games for the Bengals from 2012-16.
- The Bengals hold a 48-39 advantage in the all-time series, but the Browns are 24-19 in Cleveland.
- The Browns have lost the last five games to the Bengals by a combined score of 152-40.
- These two teams last faced each other in the regular season on December 11, 2016, when the Bengals won 23-10 in Cleveland. Cincinnati held a 20-0 halftime lead, but near the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Browns had chipped it down to 20-10. They couldn’t muster anything the rest of the way, though.