Here’s how the NFL decides who the Cleveland Browns will face during the 2019 regular season

Here’s how the NFL decides who the Cleveland Browns will face during the 2019 regular season
Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry celebrates after scoring a 51-yard touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The greatest fans in the NFL will soon find out when the Cleveland Browns will open the regular season and who the team will face.

The NFL will release the 2019 schedule for the Browns, as well as the other 31 professional football teams, on Wednesday at 8 p.m.

The schedules will be posted on NFL.com and will be announced live during a two-hour special on the NFL Network. Guests will include Browns tight end David Njoku, who will be live from the Barley House in Cleveland.

Hundreds of computers in a secure room and four NFL executives are used to create thousands of schedule possibilities based off of traveling, league broadcasting partners, conflicting regional events, and a rotation to ensure each team plays one another at least once every four years.

Cleveland, who finished the 2018 season with a 7-8-1 record, will face each divisional opponent once at home and once on the road. They will also play four games against teams from within the AFC, four games against teams from the NFC, and two games against the two remaining divisions within the AFC based on divisional ranking from the previous season.

Their 2019 opponents have already been announced:

HOME

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Miami Dolphins
  • Buffalo Bills
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Los Angeles Rams
  • Tennessee Titans

AWAY

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • New York Jets
  • New England Patriots
  • Arizona Cardinals
  • San Francisco 49ers
  • Denver Broncos

The Browns are set to face the Washington Redskins in Week 1 of the NFL preseason.

It's happening! 😄 The Cleveland Browns are one step closer to getting back on the field.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

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