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Cleveland Browns Will Play 4 Primetime Games During The 2019 Season

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

The NFL has noticed the amount of attention on the Browns, and has put them in plenty of primetime games for the upcoming season.

ProFootballTalk reported the following on the Browns schedule:

The official schedule has the Browns playing under the lights in Week Two at the Jets (Monday night), in Week Three against the Rams at home (Sunday night), at the 49ers in Week Five (Monday night), and at home against the Steelers in Week 11 (Thursday night).

The Browns have been one of the biggest storylines in the NFL in the past 12 months, and they’re only going to get bigger now that they have a new coach and traded for Odell Beckham Jr. to give Baker Mayfield some help from the Giants. (RELATED: New York Giants Trade Odell Beckham Jr. To The Cleveland Browns)

 

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The NFL is all about the ratings, and you could have bet the house that they’d put the Browns in a position for as many eyeballs as possible.

For all the faults of the league, generating attention certainly isn’t one of them. Four primetime games is an excellent number for a team that was a joke for the better part of the past couple decades.

The best part is that there’s no guarantee this won’t go down in flames, and the whole country will be watching if that happens. (RELATED: Eli Manning Learned The Giants Traded Odell Beckham Jr. From Watching TV)

 

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Given the egos that are in that room, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if things went south for Mayfield and company.

There’s plenty of hype around the team, but as I always say, it’s nothing but talk until something legit gets accomplished.

Win or lose, Cleveland is going to be must-watch football in 2019.