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A look at which cities the game will air in and other interesting nuggets.

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The Browns are at home to take on the Steelers in Week 1. Here are some nuggets about Sunday’s contest, as well as how you can watch or listen to the game.

Game Information

  • Game Time/Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET
  • Location: FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
  • TV Channel: CBS - Greg Gumbel (play-by-play), Trent Green (analyst), and Bruce Arians (analyst)
  • Local Radio: 92.3 The Fan (WKRK-FM), ESPN 850 WKNR, WNCX (98.5 FM)
  • Online streaming: NFL Game Pass
  • Weather: 61 degrees (feels like 58). 90% chance of rain, winds from East at 20 MPH
  • Odds: Steelers by 4.5 points.
  • Over/under: 41

The areas in GREEN will get to watch the game live, per 506sports:

Uniform

Unlike the past few years, the Browns have not unveiled their uniform combination yet. The only “slight” hint we may have gotten was a preview of Sunday’s poster for fans, which will featured QB Tyrod Taylor in a white jersey and orange pants. If the team tweets the information out, we’ll update this post.

Interesting Stats / Notes

  • This is the second straight year the Browns and Steelers have opened the season against each other.
  • The Cleveland Browns will celebrate cherished alumni this weekend, including the induction of DB Erich Barnes (1965-71) and LB Eddie Johnson (1981-90) into the Cleveland Browns Legends program on Saturday, as well as a halftime ceremony honoring the two during this week’s game.
  • QB Tyrod Taylor - By completing the game without multiple interceptions, will continue his active streak of 42 games. The mark is an all-time NFL best.
  • RB Duke Johnson - The contest will mark his 49th consecutive game played, the third most among active RBs.
  • WR Josh Gordon - Will be playing in Week 1 for the first time since 2012.
  • TE David Njoku - A receiving touchdown will be the fifth of his career and the third most by a Browns TE in his first two seasons.
  • SS Derrick Kindred - TFL will be the 11th of his career and will give him sole passion of first place in the category among active DBs who have played in 31 or fewer games.

Connections

  • Steelers DB Joe Haden was originally drafted by the Browns in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Haden was selected to two Pro Bowls as a Brown.
  • Browns OL Chris Hubbard was a Steeler from 2013-17. He played in 40 career games for Pittsburgh, including six playoff contests.
  • Steelers LB L.J. Fort was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He appeared in all 16 games with one start during his rookie season in Cleveland.
  • Steelers OL Zach Banner played in eight games for the Browns last season.
  • Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley spent the previous six seasons in the same role with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Haley led the Steelers’ offensive efforts to three divisional championships and four playoff berths. He also helped guide multiple offensive players to Pro Bowl selections. In 2017, six Steelers on the offensive side of the ball made the Pro Bowl, a league best.
  • Browns special teams coordinator Amos Jones was a member of the Steelers’ staff from 2007-12 and helped WR Antonio Brown earn a Pro Bowl selection as a returner in 2011. He also won a Super Bowl with the Steelers (XLIII).
  • Dee and Jimmy Haslam were part owners of the Steelers from 2008-12.
  • Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler coached the Browns linebackers from 1999-02.
  • Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner is a native of Cleveland and his father, Ross, played safety for the Browns from 1960-67.
  • Steelers assistant head coach/DL coach John Mitchell spent three seasons (1991-93) in Cleveland as an assistant coach.

History

  • The Steelers hold a 72-58 advantage in the all-time series.
  • The last time these two teams met was on December 31, 2017, to end the 2017 season officially going 0-16. The Browns failed to beat Pittsburgh’s backups again. They tied the game 21-21 in the third quarter off of WR Rashard Higgins second touchdown catch of the game, but JuJu Smith-Schuster then proceeded to return the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown as Pittsburgh won 28-24. 0-16 was sealed when former Browns WR Corey Coleman dropped a would-be first down on fourth down near the end of the game.