Game Time/Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
TV Channel: CBS - Andrew Catalon (play-by-play) & James Lofton (analyst)
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Weather: 86 degrees (feels like 92). 15% chain of rain. Winds from NNW at 8 MPH. However, their retractable roof is almost always closed.
Odds: Texans by 10 point.
The areas in GREEN will get to watch the game live, per 506sports:
- The Browns will be wearing white jerseys and white pants for the sixth straight game, along with orange socks.
Interesting Stats / Notes
- RB Duke Johnson - A score would mark his fourth consecutive game with a touchdown and would make him the first Brown to do so since Gary Barnidge in 2015. A reception of 25-plus yards would tie him for the most big-play receptions (4) ever recorded by a Browns running back in a single season (Himself, 2015-16; Jamel White, 2001).
- TE David Njoku - A receiving TD would mark his fourth of the season and would be the most ever recorded by a Browns rookie tight end.
- DL Myles Garrett - Garrett is the only No. 1 overall pick to record multiple sacks in his NFL debut and the first Browns player to record multiple sacks in his NFL debut since DL Charles Buchanan had 2.5 in 1988. Despite playing just one game, Garrett ranks tied for fourth among all NFL rookies with two sacks.
- A forced fumble by any defender will give the Browns defense seven on the season, tying the most ever recorded by a Browns defensive unit in its first six games of a singleseason (2001, 2003, and 2005).
- Texans assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel served two stints in Cleveland, first as defensive coordinator/defensive line coach in 2000 and returned as head coach of the Browns from 2005-08.
- Texans defensive line coach Anthony Weaver held the same role in Cleveland from 2014-15.
- Texans assistant special teams coordinator Doug Colman appeared in five games with the Browns in 2000 as a linebacker.
- Texans running backs coach Charles London was the stadium assistant manager for the Cleveland Browns from 1999-01.
- Texans assistant strength and conditioning coach Ian Jones was an intern with the Browns last season.
- Texans college scout Nathan Trott served as an intern with the Browns during the summers of 2005 and 2006.
- DL Myles Garrett (Arlington), K Zane Gonzalez (Deer Park), S Derrick Kindred (San Antonio), WR Rashard Higgins (Dallas) and Emmnauel Ogbah (Houston) are all natives of Texas.
- The Texans hold a 5-3 advantage in the all-time series.
- These two teams last faced each other in the regular season on November 16, 2014, when the Texans won 23-7 in Cleveland. That was the game where Ryan Mallett started for the Texans, spread DE J.J. Watt wide left, and threw him a touchdown pass. Cleveland tied the game on a touchdown pass from Brian Hoyer to Andrew Hawkins, but were shut out the rest of the way, including the entire second half.