There will be two Monday night NFL games after a new coronavirus outbreak forced the postponement of three games in Week 15. The Browns (7-6) and Raiders (6-7) were originally scheduled to play Saturday, but will now lead into ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” as a nightcap.
The Browns will start third-stringer Nick Mullens at quarterback after Baker Mayfield and backup Case Keenum failed to clear COVID-19 protocol on Monday morning. Recently re-signed Kyle Lauletta will serve as Mullens’ backup.
Browns vs. Raiders start time
- Date: Monday, Dec. 20
- Kickoff: 5 p.m. ET
Head coach Kevin Stefanski also will not be available, leaving special teams coordinator Mike Priefer to stand in as acting head coach for a game that will be critical to the Browns’ playoff picture. A win would put Cleveland in first place in the gridlocked AFC North, but a loss would send them to the bottom of the division.
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Cleveland could also be without tight ends Austin Hooper and Ross Travis, wide receivers Jarvis Landry and JoJo Natson, offensive guards Wyatt Teller and Drew Forbes, defensive end Takkarist McKinley and offensive tackle Jedrick Wills.
On the other hand, the Raiders have successfully avoided the league’s massive outbreak and will have several starters available to battle in Cleveland. Derek Carr, who threw 33 passes for 263 yards with a touchdown last week against the Chiefs, will look to snap the Raiders’ losing streak after they lost to Kansas City 48-9 last week.
Here’s everything to know for Browns vs. Raiders on Monday, including kickoff time, TV channels and a full Week 15 NFL schedule.
What channel is Browns vs. Raiders on today?
- TV channel (national) : NFL Network
- TV channel (Cleveland) : WOIO
- TV channel (Las Vegas): (KSNV)
- Live Stream: NFL Network App,
Browns vs. Raiders was postponed to Monday due to the COVID-19 spike around the NFL. The matchup will still air on the NFL Network. Joe Davis and Kurt Warner will call the matchup from the booth, along with Melissa Stark and Steve Wyche on the sidelines.
You can find the Browns’ home broadcast on SiriusXM channel 225, while the Raiders’ away broadcast airs on channel 226.
In Canada, viewers can watch Browns vs. Raiders on DAZN, which includes every NFL game.
- Browns vs. Raiders will kickoff from FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio at 5 p.m. ET on Monday