BEREA—The Browns will open at FirstEnergy Stadium once again this season as they play the Dolphins on Sept. 8 at 1 pm. They will play a three-game home stand in weeks four through six against the Bengals, Bills and Lions. The Bills game is the team's lone prime time game at FirstEnergy Stadium on Thursday Oct. 3.
"Our coaches and players are eagerly anticipating that opening kickoff against Miami as we continue to build our team this off-season," Rob Chudzinski said in a released statement. "Having four of our first six games at FirstEnergy Stadium will allow our fans to create a distinct home-field advantage for our team, and I expect the Dawg Pound to be barking early and often."
Chudzinski said the schedule will be challenging to end the season as three of the last four games are on the road, including finishing the season once again with the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
"Finishing the season with four divisional games over the final eight weeks, with three of our last four games on the road, will give us an exciting challenge that I know we will be ready to face."
CEO Joe Banner said he's excited about the prospects for the Browns in 2013.
"Opening the regular season at home against the Dolphins will be great for our fans and our football team," CEO Joe Banner said. "It also should be exciting for our fans to have a home prime time game, where their passion can be seen by a national television audience. We look forward to giving Browns fans a tremendous gameday experience every thim they enter FirstEnergy Stadium in 2013 and ofr many years to come."
The Browns will have a bye week in week 10, the week of Nov. 10.
Here is the complete schedule:
Thursday, Aug 8 vs. St. Louis Rams, 8 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15 vs. Detroit Lions, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 24 at Indianapolis Colts, 7 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 29 at Chicago Bears, 8 p.m.
Here is the Cleveland Browns schedule for 2013:
Sunday, Sept. 8 vs. Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Sept. 15 at Baltimore Ravens, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Sept. 22 at Minnesota Vikings, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Sept. 29 vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. on CBS
Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Buffalo Bills, 8:25 p.m. on NFL Network
Sunday, Oct. 13 vs. Detroit Lions, 1 p.m. on FOX
Sunday, Oct. 20 at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Oct. 27 at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Nov. 3 vs. Baltimore Ravens, 4:25 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Nov. 10 - BYE WEEK
Sunday, Nov. 17 at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Nov. 24 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Dec. 1 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Dec. 8 at New England Patriots, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Dec. 15 vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. on FOX
Sunday, Dec. 22 at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS
Sunday, Dec. 29 at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m. on CBS