With the release of the Cleveland Browns schedule, what are some top games everyone should be marking down as a must-watch game?
The Cleveland Browns, along with all other 31 teams across the league, released their schedules for the upcoming 2020 NFL season.
Although the narrative seems to be that the Browns have had a pretty tough strength of schedule in years past, it seems as though that has changed a bit this year.
The Browns appear at number 28 of 32 when it comes to the strength of schedule amongst all NFL teams this year, something that can be considered as a positive going into the new season.
Looking at the Browns schedule specifically, here are a few highlighted games that are must watch games heading into the new year.
No 3. Week 15 at Giants
Odell Beckham, Jr. will make his debut against his former team Week 15 in New York against the Giants on December 20th this year. After getting traded to the Browns from the Giants, Beckham Jr had a pretty interesting quote on the Giants and what he thought of the trade. “They thought they’d send me here to die.”
As Beckham Jr returns once again to New York to face his former team, this could be a game you could see get flexed into a primetime game down the road if the Browns are having a good year and the hype is surrounding both the team and Beckham.
No 2. Week 1 at Ravens
Of course, the Browns have one of their hardest games of the year right from the jump as they will travel to Baltimore to face the Ravens for their week one matchup. As it would have been nice to play them later in the year so the squad can get used to their new coaches and new schemes, just imagine the hype and confidence starting 1-0 after playing a game like that.
No 1. Week 14 vs Ravens
Yes, two of these three games come against the Ravens. Why? This year’s two matchups with the Ravens are some of the biggest we have seen in a long time. If the Browns could knock off the Ravens in week one at their place, imagine the hype and confidence the team would have going into their week two home opener matchup on Thursday Night Football against the Bengals as well as the rest of the season. Why is a week 14 matchup a must-watch?
A Monday Night Football game in Cleveland that could have crazy playoff implications is going to have First Energy Stadium rocking. As fans try to control the hype and keep it at a minimum, the schedule release is always exciting year after year.
The time is now for the Browns, but it is up to the players and coaches to execute and show the world that the hype is worth it.