The Browns' 10-6, near-miss playoff campaign in 2007 was expected to bring national television exposure.
So preseason ''Monday Night Football'' may be just the tip of the iceberg.
While the release of the NFL's regular-season schedule could be at least a week away, Cleveland will play before a national audience on Monday, Aug. 18 when it visits the defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants.
The 8 p.m. game will be televised on ESPN.
Cleveland's preseason opponents were announced Thursday, with dates and times to be determined.
The Browns will open with a home game Aug. 7-11 against the New York Jets, then go on the road for two straight weeks. After the Giants' trip, they will take on the Detroit Lions in Ford Field Aug. 21-25, then conclude at home against the Chicago Bears Aug. 28-30.
The NFL preseason kicks off in Canton on Sunday, Aug.3 (8 p.m., NBC) when the Indianapolis Colts take on the Washington Redskins in the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.