Nobody needs to watch Browns vs. Colts on Saturday to get a feel for how good Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield can be this season. His top receiving targets, Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, won’t play in Week 2 of the preseason.
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But those two didn’t play last week, either, and Mayfield still became a headliner thanks to his performance in one quick drive against Washington. Now the NFL preseason schedule sends the Mayfield show to Indianapolis, where Cleveland might again send out its starting QB to run a two-minute drill seemingly just for the hell of it.
The best Browns position battle to watch in Saturday’s game against the Colts is the fight for the No. 2 cornerback spot between Terrance Mitchell and Greedy Williams. Due in part to his play in Indianapolis this week, one eventually will earn the right to start opposite Denzel Ward in Cleveland’s base defense.
The Colts will be interested in the play of those Browns corners, too, because they will be matched up against the receivers who are battling to be the No. 2 receiver behind T.Y. Hilton in Indianapolis. A name to watch in that competition is Daurice Fountain, who broke out with a big game last week to cement his place in the position battle.
Below is all the info you need to watch Browns vs. Colts on Saturday, including the TV channels nationally, in Cleveland and in Indianapolis.
- TV channel (National): NFL Network
- TV channel (Cleveland): WEWS
- TV channel (Indianapolis): WXIN
- Live stream: fuboTV
With its 4 p.m. ET start time, Browns vs. Colts gets the spotlight as the first nationally televised NFL game of the day on Saturday. It’s one of eight Week 2 NFL preseason games scheduled to be played in front of a national audience.
Locally, the TV channel for Browns vs. Colts in Indianapolis will be WXIN. In Cleveland, the game can be seen on WEWS.
As for a live-stream presentation, Browns vs. Colts can be seen on fuboTV. New fuboTV users can sign up with a seven-day free trial. All nationally televised NFL preseason games will be available on fuboTV.
Browns vs. Colts: What time is kickoff?
- Date: Saturday, Aug. 17
- Start time: 4 p.m. ET
Browns vs. Colts is the first game of a Saturday triple-header on NFL Network. When Cleveland and Indianapolis finish, the national TV audience will be presented Chiefs vs. Steelers at 7:30 p.m. ET. The night cap will be Cowboys vs. Rams in Hawaii, which will begin at 10 p.m. ET.