Week 1: Tennessee
Week 2: @ N.Y. Jets
Week 3: L.A. Rams
Week 4: @ Baltimore
There will be a lot of excitement and hope when the Browns open their 2019 season, but the beginning of their season will not be a walk in the park. Three of Cleveland’s first four games will be against a 2018 playoff team, including the NFC representative in last year’s Super Bowl.
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The Browns will be opening their season against the Titans, who some believe overachieved last season when they reached the playoffs. However, Mike Vrabel proved to be a valuable head coach and will have his team ready to compete each and every week. Tennessee also does not lack much talent, so this will be a tough first game for the Browns.
Cleveland’s first prime time game of 2019 against the New York Jets is arguably the least difficult game during this stretch. But the Jets spent a lot of money this offseason to improve their roster, and will add a top ten selection in the draft. The Browns appear to have more talent, but this will not be a cakewalk game for Cleveland.
The Browns will follow-up their appearance on Monday Night Football with an appearance on Sunday Night Football against the Rams. The Rams have managed to keep most of their roster together and will bring back a large portion of the team who won the NFC Championship last season. With their explosive offense and well coached defense, this will be one of Cleveland’s toughest games next season.
The Browns will not be able to get a break after the Rams as they will head into Baltimore for their first divisional game of the year. The Ravens will arguably be the Browns biggest competition in the division next season, so this first game could set the tone for the rest of the regular season for both teams.