The Browns have won in Week 1 before.
They’ve dominated opponents the way they dominated the Cincinnati Bengals last week before.
What they haven’t done — at least not in the past 20 years during the regular season anyway — is beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road.
Coaches change. Quarterbacks change. Uniforms change. Cleveland’s futility at Acrisure Stadium — save for that cathartic first-round playoff win in 2020 — does not.
The Browns (1-0) will walk onto the field looking to win in Pittsburgh (0-1) for the first time since 2003. And they’ll do it under the lights of prime time with a chance to prove to a national audience their systematic beatdown of the Bengals in the opener was no fluke.
Cleveland showed flashes of it while keeping Joe Burrow in check. Nick Chubb churned for 106 yards. Myles Garrett had a sack and debuted another in a seemingly endless supply of pass-rush moves — this one a p resnap crossover dribble with an invisible basketball — in the process.
Yet that was at home. In the rain. Against a rival whose star quarterback missed practically all of training camp with a calf injury.
That won’t be the case in Pittsburgh, which is smarting after getting its “teeth kicked in” by San Francisco.
The Steelers trailed the 49ers by 20 points before getting a single first down in a game that saw star defensive tackle Cam Heyward and standout wide receiver Diontae Johnson go down with injuries that will have them sidelined for several weeks.
When is the Browns-Steelers?
The Cleveland Browns Pittsburgh Steelers meet at 7:15 p.m. (8:15 p.m. ET) on Monday, Sept. 18.
Will it be live streamed?
The matches will be live streamed on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The most basic of plans is the “fubo pro” package, which comprises 146-plus channels for $74.99 per month. Like all cord-cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports. It comes with more than 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR, and up to 10 screens at once.
There is also the “fubo elite” package, which comprises 205-plus channels for $84.99 per month. It comes with fuboExtra (48 more channels) and News Plus (11 more channels). Plus, more than 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR, and up to 10 screens at once.
The “fubo premiere” package is “fubo elite” with the addition of Showtime for $94.99 per month.
Sling Orange is $40 a month and offers ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.
SlingTV is offering some special season-long football packages. Starting at $274 (a savings of $76), you can get five months of Orange & Blue + Sports Extra. The packages includes NFL Redzone, ESPN, NFL, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, Big10, and Longhorn Networks.
You can also get a college football specific offer. Get 5 months of Sling Orange + Sports Extra, starting at $199, a savings of $56, which Includes ESPN, SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Longhorn Networks. Catch every game on ABC with ESPN3 simulcast.
Sling offers local games on Fox (select markets), Sunday Night Football on NBC (select markets), Monday Night Football on ESPN and NFL Network games.
Will it be televised?
The Steelers-Browns will be broadcast on ABC.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.