The order of the Cleveland Browns’ 2018 preseason schedule was released on Wednesday, and for the fourth year in a row, Cleveland has a game that will be nationally televised. Here is a rundown of the schedule:
Preseason Schedule for the Browns
- Preseason Game 1: Cleveland Browns at New York Giants (August 9-13)
- Preseason Game 2: Buffalo Bills at Cleveland Browns (August 16-20)
- Preseason Game 3: Philadelphia Eagles at Cleveland Browns (August 23)
- Preseason Game 4: Cleveland Browns at Detroit Lions (August 30-September 1)
The third preseason game against the Eagles will be nationally televised on FOX at 8:00 PM ET. Considering the third preseason game is the “dress rehersal” for the regular season, that is a pretty nice spotlight for the young team.
Off the schedule are the Buccaneers and Bears, who Cleveland had faced in the preseason for three straight years. Returning for the final preseason game this year are the Detroit Lions. And there will be plenty of storylines for that second preseason game against the Bills, especially if Buffalo works out another trade to move up for a quarterback. Tyrod Taylor will get to go up against his former team.
In addition, it was announced that the Browns will have new preseason announcers in 2018.
More specific times and dates for the games will be unveiled at a later date. What do you think of the Browns’ preseason schedule? Are there any games that jump off the page to you?