Browns open season at home against Dolphins
CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns will open the season under new coach Rob Chudzinski at home and then hit the road against the Super Bowl champions.
Cleveland will host the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 8 at newly named FirstEnergy Stadium. It's the 14th time in 15 years since the Browns returned to the NFL that they've opened the season at home. Unfortunately, they're 1-12 in home openers
After facing the Dolphins, the Browns travel to Baltimore to play the Ravens. Last season's champs will visit Cleveland on Nov. 3.
The Browns play four of their first six games at home, including three straight against Cincinnati (Sept. 29), Buffalo (Oct. 3) and Detroit (Oct. 13). The matchup with the Bills is on Thursday night.
The rival Pittsburgh Steelers visit Cleveland on Nov. 24. The Browns close their regular season on Dec. 29 at Heinz Field.
Bengals' 1st home game on Monday night vs Steelers
CINCINNATI (AP) - The Bengals will have three prime-time games next season, including a Monday night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium.
Cincinnati plays at Chicago on Sept. 8, the fourth year in a row it has opened the season on the road. The Bengals host the Steelers on a Monday night for their next game. They also play on Thursday, Oct. 31, at Miami and on Sunday night, Dec. 15, at Pittsburgh.
The Bengals close the season with home games against Minnesota and Baltimore. It'll be the fourth year in a row that they've closed the regular season against the Ravens, who won the Super Bowl last season.
Cincinnati has lost in the first round of the playoffs each of the last two seasons.