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Suspense about to end: NFL schedule to be released Wednesday night at 8

Browns fans will know soon enough how to plan their autumn.

The NFL will release the regular-season schedule Wednesday at 8 p.m., it was announced Tuesday morning.

For Browns fans, that means learning how many prime-time games for the league’s new “it” team. The fans can start planning their naps and coming up with excuses for being tardy to work after the late nights.

They can also research hotel rooms on the road, because tickets at FirstEnergy Stadium could be difficult to come by.

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The Browns have known their opponents since they finished last season 7-8-1 with a loss at Baltimore. The schedule reveals the dates and times of the matchups.

The home opponents are: Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Seattle, the Los Angeles Rams, Tennessee, Miami and Buffalo.

The road opponents are: Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Cincinnati, New England, the New York Jets, Arizona, Denver and San Francisco.

New receiver Odell Beckham said last week on social media he’d seen the schedule and implied the Browns will travel to play the Jets in Week 1. If he’s correct, it could be a Monday night game and the first of what’s expected to be four or five prime-time games for a team that went 0-16 in 2017 but is suddenly the favorite to win the AFC North and make the playoffs for the first time since 2002.

Browns writer for The Chronicle-Telegram and The Medina Gazette. Proud graduate of Northwestern University. Husband and stepdad. Avid golfer who needs to hit the range to get down to a single-digit handicap. Right about Johnny Manziel, wrong about Brandon Weeden. Contact Scott at 440-329-7253, or email and follow him on and Twitter.

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