A few things immediately stand out as I look at the Browns’ 2010 schedule:
1) That stretch from October 17th to November 7th (maybe even November 14th depending on how the Jets are this season) could be murderous to the Browns. They have back-to-back road games against the Steelers and Super Bowl champion Saints only to come off the bye week and play the Patriots, albeit at home.
2) How nice would it be for the Browns to open the season at 2-0 for a change? It seems entirely possible with the first two games being against the Buccaneers and Chiefs.
3) Quarterback Jake Delhomme goes up against his former team on November 28th.
4) Even if the Browns are out of the playoff race (hey, it’s spring, optimism is in abundance), the last three weeks will be exciting to watch, as all three are games within the division. Commissioner Roger Goodell wanted teams to have incentive to play all the way through Week 17, and this will certainly help.
5) The Browns have no prime time games this season, the first time that has happened since 2007.
And now, without further ado, the Browns’ 2010 regular season schedule:
Sept. 12 – @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sept. 19 – Kansas City Chiefs
Sept. 26 – @ Baltimore Ravens
Oct. 3 – Cincinnati Bengals
Oct. 10 – Atlanta Falcons
Oct. 17 – @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Oct. 24 – @ New Orleans Saints
Oct. 31 – Bye
Nov. 7 – New England Patriots
Nov. 14 – New York Jets
Nov. 21 – @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Nov. 28 – Carolina Panthers
Dec. 5 – @ Miami Dolphins
Dec. 12 – @ Buffalo Bills
Dec. 19 – @ Cincinnati Bengals
Dec. 26 – Baltimore Ravens
Jan. 2 – Pittsburgh Steelers