Browns will host Raiders on Saturday, Dec. 18 as part of NFL Network doubleheader

Marla Ridenour
Akron Beacon Journal
Nov 1, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs (28) runs through the Cleveland Browns defense during the first half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Browns’ previously unscheduled Week 15 game against the Las Vegas Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium was announced as the first half of an NFL Network doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 18.

The Browns will host the Raiders at 4:30 pm., with the New England Patriots visiting the Indianapolis Colts at 8:20 p.m.

WOIO (Channel 19) in Cleveland will also broadcast Browns-Raiders.

Last season, the two teams met in Cleveland, with the Raiders prevailing 16-6 in a game marred by wind gusts up to 40 mph.

The Browns will play back-to-back home games following their Week 13 bye, hosting the AFC North-leading Baltimore Ravens at 1 p.m. Dec. 12. That creates a short week for the Browns ahead of the Raiders game.

Tuesday's scheduling means the Browns will play twice on Saturday in December, with a 4:30 p.m. Christmas Day game in Green Bay against the Packers.

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