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Browns playoff game set for Sunday night

Cleveland will make its return to the postseason with a primetime game against the Steelers.

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The Cleveland Browns earned their first playoff appearance since 2002 on Sunday with a 24-22 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

If that was not enough, the Browns, the No. 6 seed in the AFC, will open the playoffs with a rematch against those same Steelers, who earned the No. 3 seed.

And if that was not enough, the NFL has announced the schedule for Wildcard Weekend and the Browns-Steelers rematch will be in primetime on January 10 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

In a weekend that will feature three games on January 9 and another three on January 10, with high-profile teams like the Tampa Bay Bucanneers and Tom Brady, the New Orleans Saints and Drew Brees, the Seattle Seahawks and Russell Wilson, and the Tennessee Titans and Derek Henry, the league and NBC chose the Browns to close out the first weekend of the playoffs.

My how times have changed!

The full schedule, according to NFL.com, is:

Saturday, January 9

Sunday, January 10

  • Baltimore Ravens at Tennessee Titans, 1:05 p.m. ET (ABC, ESPN)
  • Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints, 4:40 p.m. ET (CBS, Nick, Amazon Prime Video)
  • Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 8:15 p.m. ET (NBC, Telemundo, Peacock)

The game will be the 37th playoff game in franchise history for the Browns, and the third playoff game against the Steelers. The Browns are 16-20 in the playoffs with their last win coming on January 1, 1995, when they defeated the New England Patriots.

Cleveland’s last playoff win on the road game on December 28, 1969, when they defeated the Dallas Cowboys.