CLEVELAND — When the Cleveland Browns make their return to the NFL Playoffs subsequent week, they’re going to accomplish that in primetime.
Hours after the Browns punched their ticket to the postseason with a 24-22 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the NFL introduced its schedule for “Tremendous Wild Card Weekend.” In doing so, the league revealed that Cleveland will face the Steelers at Heinz Discipline on Sunday Night time Soccer in a sport that may kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET and air nationally on NBC and regionally on WKYC Channel 3.
You’ll be able to see the NFL’s full Wild Card schedule beneath.
Whereas subsequent Sunday will mark the second sport between the Browns (11-5) and Steelers (12-4) in as many weeks, Cleveland will discover itself dealing with a really completely different Pittsburgh group within the postseason than the one it simply beat. With the AFC North division title wrapped up, the Steelers opted to not play a number of key gamers of their regular-season finale in opposition to the Browns, together with beginning quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and star linebacker T.J. Watt.
Contemplating the star energy on each rosters and the shared historical past between the 2 rivals, it hardly comes as a shock that Sunday’s matchup between Cleveland and Pittsburgh will likely be performed in primetime. Sunday may also mark the primary time the Browns have performed within the postseason for the reason that 2002 Playoffs, the place Cleveland misplaced to the Steelers in heartbreaking trend at Heinz Discipline.
With their win on Sunday, the Browns ended what was the NFL’s longest postseason drought (17 years). Pittsburgh, in the meantime, is making its return to the playoffs for the primary time since 2017.