The official NFL 2012 schedule was released Tuesday evening with great ceremony and fanfare, but once again the Browns will not play a primetime game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. All eight home games are scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm EST. Pat Shurmur and company face one of the league’s hardest schedules, with eight 2011 playoff teams on the docket. By opponent’s win percentage, it’s the third hardest schedule in the league.
The Browns open the season at home for the 13th time in 14 years, with the Eagles traveling to the north coast in Week 1. The only primetime game of the season is once again in the division, with the Browns playing the Ravens in Week 4 on NFL Network’s Thursday Night Football. The Browns will finish the home season against the Washington Redskins, who will likely have Robert Griffin III under center.
Fri., Aug. 10 at Detroit Lions 7:30 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 16 at Green Bay Packers 8:00 p.m.
Fri., Aug. 24 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 7:30 p.m.
Thur., Aug. 30 CHICAGO BEARS 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 9 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – FOX 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 16 at Cincinnati Bengals – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Sept. 23 BUFFALO BILLS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Thur., Sept. 27 at Baltimore Ravens – NFLN 8:20 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 7 at New York Giants – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 14 CINCINNATI BENGALS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 21 at Indianapolis Colts – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 28 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 4 BALTIMORE RAVENS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 11 BYE WEEK
Sun., Nov. 18 at Dallas Cowboys – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 25 PITTSBURGH STEELERS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 2 at Oakland Raiders – CBS 4:15 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 9 KANSAS CITY CHIEFS – CBS 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 16 WASHINGTON REDSKINS – FOX 1:00 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 23 at Denver Broncos – CBS 4:05 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 30 at Pittsburgh Steelers – CBS 1:00 p.m.