PITTSBURGH (92.3 The Fan) – With the 2017 season in the books it’s never too soon to look to next season.
While the official schedule won’t be announced until mid-April, here are the opponents the Browns will face in 2018 that includes 5 playoff teams (*) from this season.
Home games: *Steelers, Ravens, Bengals, *Chiefs, Chargers, *Falcons, *Panthers and Jets.
Away games: *Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Tampa Bay, Denver, Oakland, *New Orleans and Houston.
This past season the Browns’ 16 opponents finished a combined 133-123 with 4 teams making the playoffs, 6 teams that finished sub. .500 and 5 of those with 11 or more losses.
Next season they’ll face a similar strength of schedule. Their opponents combined to go 134-122 in 2017. 5 teams made the playoffs while 6 opponents were below .500 and 5 of them had 10 or more losses.
Cleveland will be coming off of a winless 0-16 season as well as the worst 2- and 3-year stretch in NFL history when they kick off next September.