The league will officially announce the 2022 NFL regular season schedule around 8:00 PM ET tonight.
When the schedule comes out, we will dedicate a full article to it, including some early analysis of how things shaped out for Cleveland. In the meantime, there could be various schedule leaks throughout the day, helping us piece a few things together. We will update this thread throughout the day to track any schedule-related rumors.
2022 Browns Schedule Tracker
8:08 PM: The Browns’ regular season schedule is officially live! See our post on it here.
7:40 PM: The Browns will open the home portion of the schedule in Week 2 when they host the New York Jets. So the season could get off to a good start with two winnable games for the Browns.
Week 2 | 9/18 · Back in front of the best fans in the league!— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 12, 2022
Grab tickets to the home opener NOW! » https://t.co/ZIpDJ7sJqa
: '22 Schedule Release | 8 p.m. on NFL Network pic.twitter.com/PqgW1YB793
7:30 PM: The Browns will open the season on the road against the Carolina Panthers. It might not be a marquee game at the moment, but that would change if the Browns ultimately trade quarterback Baker Mayfield to the Panthers.
See you at https://t.co/GVx2Bpg878— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) May 12, 2022
10:54 AM: One report is indicating that the Browns will visit the Panthers in Week 1 at 1:00 PM. Imagine the storylines for that game if Baker Mayfield had been traded there.
Cleveland @ Carolina, week one on CBS.— John Ellis (@1PantherPlace) May 12, 2022
10:30 AM: The Browns will reportedly host the New Orleans Saints on December 24, according to @nofnetwork, a Twitter account that features “Saints news and analysis you won’t find anywhere else.”
The Saints play at the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve, sources tell NOF.— NOF (@nofnetwork) May 12, 2022
With Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year, the NFL will play a Thursday night game on December 22; then 11 games on December 24, including a game that evening on NFL Network; three games on Christmas Day and then a Monday night game on December 26.
10:00 AM: Not Browns related, but this morning the NFL announced that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will host the Kansas City Chiefs for a Sunday night game in Week 4.
Mahomes vs. Brady Part VI: Coming Week 4 on @SNFonNBC #ChiefsKingdom | #GoBucs— NFL (@NFL) May 12, 2022
: 2022 NFL Schedule Release -- TONIGHT at 8pm ET on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/6ZWdBL7wpv
9:00 AM: On one hand you could think that Cleveland will have a lot of prime time games with the addition of Deshaun Watson at quarterback. However, if he’s suspended for the first 4 or 6 games, could that impact the time of year that networks want to feature the Browns in prime time?
According to the NFL, teams will announce their first home games at 6:00 PM ET today.