The 2020 NFL schedule has been released and the Cleveland Browns have some big-time matchups slated as they look to make their first playoff appearance since 2002.
Cleveland will have two primetime games and both will be at First Energy Stadium. They will host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football in Week 2 in what will be Joe Burrow’s first taste of the “Battle of Ohio” as a professional.
In Week 14, the Browns will host Baltimore on Monday Night Football in what could be a pivotal matchup in early December that could make or break the Browns playoff chances. The Browns and Ravens will also open the season against each other for the first time since the 2004 season.
The AFC North will matchup against both the AFC South and NFC East divisions for the 2020 season. Cleveland will host Washington, Indianapolis, Houston, and Philadelphia and travel to face Dallas, Jacksonville, Tennessee, and the New York Giants.
The Browns will also host the newly located Las Vegas Raiders in Week 8, many will remember the shootout from the 2018 season with the controversial call over whether or not Carlos Hyde got the first down late in regulation, hopefully, the Browns don’t let it come down to that this go-around.
Cleveland will travel to the New York/New Jersey area during the middle of December in what will be an extended homecoming for Odell Beckham Jr. as he’ll hopefully conquer MetLife Stadium much like he did last year as he’ll get his first matchup against the Giants in Week 15 and then the Jets on Week 16.
The Cleveland Browns will close out the regular season against Pittsburgh at home on January 3. Of course all these dates are subject to change because of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the sports world due to the COVID-19 pandemic.