Game Time/Date: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
TV Channel: WEWS (Channel 5) - Jay Crawford (play-by-play), Tim Couch (analyst), Dustin Fox (sideline), Bernie Kosar (sideline). The game will also air live on the NFL Network.
Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
Weather: 77 degrees (feels like 81). 45% chain of thunderstorms. Winds from WNW at 9 MPH.
Odds: Browns by 3 points.
The NFL Network will re-broadcast the Bills-Browns game on Sunday (Aug. 19) at 10 AM ET, Monday (Aug. 20) at 4 PM ET, and Thursday (Aug. 23) at 12:30 PM ET.
The NFL Network will be broadcasting the game live. The following cities will have to watch the game live on local affiliates, per 506sports:
Jay Crawford, Tim Couch
WEWS (ABC/5 - Cleveland)
WBNS (CBS/10 - Columbus)
WTOL (CBS/11 - Toledo)
WYTV (ABC/33 - Youngstown)
WHIO (CBS/7 - Dayton)
Rob Stone, Steve Tasker
WKBW (ABC/7 - Buffalo)
WROC (CBS/8 - Rochester)
WSYR (ABC/9 - Syracuse)
WETM (18.2 - Elmira)
WXXA (FOX/23 - Albany)
WBGH (NBC/5 - Binghamton NY)
WFXP (FOX/66 - Erie PA)
- Browns QB Tyrod Taylor spent the previous three seasons as a member of the Bills, most recently leading the team to the 2017 AFC Wild Card. The playoff appearance was Buffalo’s first in the last 17 seasons -- the longest playoff drought by an NFL team at the time.
- Bills WR Corey Coleman was a first-round pick (15th overall) by the Browns in the 2016 NFL Draft.
- Browns CB E.J. Gaines was also a part of the 2017 Bills, starting in 11 games with 59 tackles, nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one interception.
- Bills S Jordan Poyer spent four seasons with Cleveland, logging 39 games played, 10 starts, 74 tackles, six passes defensed and two interceptions during his tenure.
- Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams served as head coach of the Bills from 2001-03.
- Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll served in the same capacity with the Browns from 2009-10.
- Bills S coach Bobby Babich was an assistant DBs coach for the Browns from 2013-15.
- Buffalo WR coach Terry Robiskie was the Browns’ WR coach from 2001-03 and again from 2005-06. He was also Cleveland’s offensive coordinator and interim head coach in 2004.
-These two teams last squared off on December 18, 2016, at Buffalo, when the Bills won 33-13. Robert Griffin III was the Browns’ starting quarterback, and Cleveland trailed 24-13 heading into the final quarter. Tyrod Taylor, who faced the Browns, was 17-of-24 for 174 yards and 1 touchdown. He also ran the ball 7 times for 49 yards. The Browns were out-gained in yards 451 to 269.