Commanders came out of Week 16 lucky that the Lions and Seahawks lost. Washington remains in control of its playoff fate despite back-to-back losses, clinging to the NFC’s No. 7 seed with two weeks remaining.
It’s unlikely the Commanders (7-7-1) would be so lucky if they lost to the Browns on Sunday. In fact, a loss and wins for the Lions and Packers would eliminate Ron Rivera’s team.
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The Browns were officially eliminated with a loss to the Saints in Week 16. At this point, Cleveland is just trying to get Deshaun Watson on track heading into his first full season with the franchise. Even so, the offense should continue through Nick Chubb and the ground game.
Commanders, meanwhile, will have a new starting quarterback this week. Rivera put Carson Wentz back in the lineup in place of Taylor Heinicke, who was fired against the 49ers last week.
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Whether it’s Wentz or Heinicke behind center, the passing game needs to be more effective for Washington to pick up wins and beat the Lions, Seahawks and Packers for the final NFC playoff spot.
The Browns’ passing game also needs to be more prominent. The weather is expected to be considerably warmer than it was last weekend, so Watson will be under pressure to show progress before the end of the season.
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Here’s everything you need to know to watch Browns vs. Commanders on Sunday, including kickoff time, TV channels and full 2022 schedules for both teams.
What channel is Browns vs. Order today?
- Television channel (national): Fox
- TV Channel (Cleveland): WOIO
- TV Channel (Washington, DC): WTTG
- Live stream: fuboTV, Bally Sports app (USA) | DAZN (Canada)
Browns vs. Commanders will air regionally on local Fox-affiliated stations. Adam Amin (play-by-play) and Mark Schlereth (color analyst) will be on the call from FedEx Field.
You can find the Browns’ radio show on SiriusXM channel 389, while the Commanders’ radio show will be on SiriusXM channel 234.
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In local markets where the game airs on Fox, viewers can stream Browns vs Commanders on fuboTV, which offers a free trial, and the Bally Sports app.
Canadian viewers can stream the game on DAZN, which broadcasts all NFL games.
Browns vs Commanders start time
- Date: Sunday January 1
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
Browns vs. Commanders from FedEx Field in Landover, Md. is scheduled to start at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, January 1.
2022 Browns Schedule
|1||September 11th||among the panthers||F, 26-24||SCS|
|2||September 18||vs. Jets||L, 31-30||SCS|
|3||September 22 (Thu)||against the Steelers||F, 29-17||First video|
|4||October 2||among the hawks||L, 23-20||SCS|
|5||October 9||vs chargers||L, 30-28||SCS|
|6||October 16||against the patriots||L, 38-15||SCS|
|7||October 23||to the crows||L, 23-20||SCS|
|8||October 31 (Monday)||against the Bengals||F, 32-13||ESPN|
|ten||November 13||with dolphins||L, 39-17||SCS|
|11||November 20||at Invoices||L, 31-23||SCS|
|12||November 27||against the buccaneers||F, 23-17||Fox|
|13||December 4||among texans||F, 27-14||SCS|
|14||December 11||among bengals||L, 23-10||SCS|
|15||December 17 (Saturday)||against the crows||F, 13-3||NFLN|
|16||December 24 (Saturday)||against the saints||L, 17-10||SCS|
|17||January 1st||among the commanders||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 7/8||at Steelers||To be determined||To be determined|
2022 Commanders Calendar
|1||September 11th||against Jaguar||F, 28-22||Fox|
|2||September 18||to lions||L, 36-27||Fox|
|3||September 25||against the eagles||L, 24-8||Fox|
|4||October 2||at Cowboys||L, 25-10||Fox|
|5||October 9||against titans||L, 21-17||SCS|
|6||October 13 (Thu)||in the bears||F, 12-7||First video|
|7||October 23||vs packers||F, 23-21||Fox|
|8||October 30||at Colts||F, 17-16||Fox|
|9||November 6||against the vikings||L, 20-17||Fox|
|ten||November 14 (Monday)||among the eagles||F, 32-21||ESPN|
|11||November 20||among texans||F, 23-10||Fox|
|12||November 27||against the hawks||F, 19-13||Fox|
|13||December 4||among the giants||D, 20-20||Fox|
|15||December 18||against the giants||L, 20-12||NBC|
|16||December 24 (Saturday)||at 49ers||L, 37-20||SCS|
|17||January 1st||against the browns||1 p.m.||Fox|
|18||January 7/8||vs. Cowboys||To be determined||To be determined|