Browns face Eagles in 2012 season opener

By The Associated Press
    2012-04-17 20:23

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns will open the 2012 season at home against Philadelphia on Sept. 9.

It's the first time they've faced the Eagles in the season opener since 1969. It's also the 13th time in 14 years the Browns have opened their season in Cleveland.

After hosting the Eagles, the Browns will travel to Cincinnati (Sept. 16) before returning home to play Buffalo (Sept. 23). The following week, the Browns will play their only prime-time game, a Thursday night matchup at Baltimore.

The Browns will play the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Oct. 7 in New Jersey.

Following their Nov. 11 bye week, the Browns visit Dallas (Nov. 18) before hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers (Nov. 25).

Cleveland will play its regular-season finale at Pittsburgh on Dec. 30.