Browns To Host Nationally Televised Sunday Night Game

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Browns will be back in prime time this season.

For the first time since their 1999 season opener, the Browns will play on national TV this year in a Sunday night game against the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 6.

The Browns will also open their season at home on Sept. 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs. The next week they'll face the Cincinnati Bengals in Cleveland before playing their first road game on Sept. 22 at Tennessee followed by a Sept. 29 game in Pittsburgh.

In addition, the Browns will play two of their last three games at home, concluding their regular season on Dec. 29 against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Browns will have a bye in Week 10th -- the weekend of Nov. 10.

"We are especially looking forward to the Sunday night nationally televised prime-time game against the Baltimore Ravens because it gives our fans an opportunity to display to the country how special they are and what the greater Cleveland community is really like," said Browns president Carmen Policy.

The nation's last impression of Cleveland's fans is one the Browns would like to erase.

Enraged when an official's call was reversed in the closing minute, Browns fans rioted by pelting the field and the Jacksonville Jaguars with empty plastic bottles.

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