The Browns are on the road to take on the Saints in Week 2. Here are some nuggets about Sunday’s contest, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.
- Game Time/Date: Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET
- Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
- TV Channel: FOX - Chris Myers (play-by-play) & Daryl Johnston (analyst)
- Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
- Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
- Weather: Dome
- Odds: Saints by 9.5 points.
- Over/under: 49
The areas in YELLOW will get to watch the game live, per 506sports:
The Saints will be in black jerseys and black pants. The Browns have not revealed their uniform selection, but their Twitter account did tell a fan that it would NOT be white-on-white.
Interesting Stats / Notes
- The Browns defense forced six turnovers last week, including three interceptions and three fumble recoveries, in the season opener. It was the unit’s most since recording six at Jacksonville on Nov. 21, 2010, while the last time the Browns recorded three interceptions in a game was against Denver on Oct. 18, 2015.
- QB Tyrod Taylor - With a rushing touchdown vs. New Orleans, would become the first QB in franchise history to have a rushing score in each of his first two games of a season.
- WR Jarvis Landry - With at least five receptions, will mark the 19th consecutive game he’s done so and will tie him for the second-longest streak all-time in the NFL. Could become the first Browns player with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Josh Gordon in 2013 (Dec. 1 and Dec. 8).
- CB Denzel Ward - Making his NFL debut, Ward recorded two interceptions. Ward is the fourth-youngest player (21 years, 134 days) in NFL history with a pair of interceptions in a game. He joined Clarence Scott (Sept. 19, 1971) as the only Browns rookies to record two interceptions in their NFL debut. He’s thefirst Browns rookie to record two interceptions in a game since T.J. Ward on Nov. 21, 2010 and the first Brown to record two interceptions in a game since Joe Haden on Sept. 18, 2016.
- Saints LB Demario Davis was a member of the Browns in 2016. Davis played and started all 16 games in 2016 and was a team captain.
- Saints TE Benjamin Watson spent three of his 15 career seasons with the Browns, totaling 154 receptions for 1,674 yards and eight touchdowns from 2010-12 in Cleveland. Watson started 41 of his 45 games played in a Browns uniform.
- Saints LB Craig Robertson is a former Brown.
- Browns DL Devaroe Lawrence was originally an undrafted free agent signing by the Saints in 2017 and was traded to the Browns earlier this month.
- Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams held the same position for the Saints from 2009-11 and helped New Orleans capture their first Super Bowl (XLIV).
- Browns LBs coach Blake Williams was an offensive assistant for the Saints in 2009, before becoming the team’s assistant LBs coach from 2010-11. Williams also served as the defensive coordinator at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015.
- Assistant DBs/S coach Jerrod Kruse was associate head coach/special teams at Southeastern Louisiana University in 2015.
- Browns strength and conditioning assistant Evan Marcus held the same title for the Saints from 2000-02.
- Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. served as the Browns TEs coach/offensive assistant in 2000. His father, Pete Carmichael, was the Browns offensive coordinator at the time.
- The Browns hold a 13-4 advantage in the all-time series, including 4-1 since returning to the NFL in 1999.
- The last time these two teams met was on September 14, 2014, also in Week 2, but at home. The Browns, led by Brian Hoyer, won 26-24 after a wide open Andrew Hawkins set up K Billy Cundiff for the game-winning 29-yard field goal.