The NFL released its 2020 schedule on Thursday night and the Cleveland Browns landed a perfect bye week as well as two prime time games this year
The 2020 NFL Schedule was released on Thursday night and the Cleveland Browns ended up with some good news. While they didn’t get as many prime time contests as last season, they did end up with two of them — while also securing a perfectly timed bye week.
After opening up on the road against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, the Browns will have their first prime time contest as they will host No. 1 overall pick Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals. They then will wait until Week 14 for their next game under the lights, as they will play the Ravens again, this time on Monday Nigth Football.
This is significantly fewer prime time appearances from last year but that might not be a bad thing. The lack of a spotlight on them could be good as it might allow them to have a better focus.
Another good thing is the placement of their bye week. Cleveland ended up landing a Week 9 bye, which gives them a week off in the dead center of the season.
There’s really not a better time to get a rest as it will allow them to split the season perfectly in half.
Other highlights from the release include back-to-back games in New Jersey as they play the New York Giants in Week 15 followed by the New York Jets in Week 16. They then finish their season at home with a game against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers.
There will also be a Week 13 contest against the Tennesse Titans, which could be a revenge game. Tennessee stomped Cleveland to start out the 2019 season, so there could be some demons exercised here.
Tickets for the game will now be on sale as well.