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Kickoff for Browns' game against Oakland Raiders on Dec. 2 pushed back 10 minutes

By Nate Ulrich Published: June 28, 2012

The NFL announced today that kickoff times for Sunday late-afternoon doubleheader games on CBS and FOX will be pushed back from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m.

For now, only one game on the Browns’ schedule is affected by the change. Kickoff for the Browns’ road game Dec. 2 against the Oakland Raiders will be moved from 4:15 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. The game is set to be televised on CBS.

The NFL stated it made the change to reduce instances in which the telecasts of 1 p.m. games overlap with those of 4:15 p.m. games. The league said research from the 2009-11 seasons shows that 44 games required part of the audience to be switched to a mandatory doubleheader game kickoff. With a 4:25 p.m. kickoff time, that number would have been reduced by 66 percent to only 15 games, according to the NFL.

Here's an updated schedule:

Week
Date
Day
Time (TV)
Opponent
Preseason
1
Aug. 10
Friday
7:30 p.m. (TBA)
at Detroit Lions
2
Aug. 16
Thursday
8 p.m. (TBA)
at Green Bay Packers
3
Aug. 24
Friday
7:30 p.m. (TBA)
Philadelphia Eagles
4
Aug. 30
Thursday
7:30 p.m. (TBA)
Chicago Bears
Regular Season
1
Sept. 9
Sunday
1 p.m. (Fox)
Philadelphia Eagles
2
Sept. 16
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
at Cincinnati Bengals
3
Sept. 23
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
Buffalo Bills
4
Sept. 27
Thursday
8:20 p.m. (NFLN)
at Baltimore Ravens
5
Oct. 7
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
at New York Giants
6
Oct. 14
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
Cincinnati Bengals
7
Oct. 21
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
at Indianapolis Colts
8
Oct. 28
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
San Diego Chargers
9
Nov. 4
Sunday
1 p.m. (CBS)
Baltimore Ravens
10
-
-
-
BYE
11
Nov. 18
Sunday
#1 p.m. (CBS)
at Dallas Cowboys
12
Nov. 25
Sunday
#1 p.m. (CBS)
Pittsburgh Steelers
13
Dec. 2
Sunday
#4:25 p.m. (CBS)
at Oakland Raiders
14
Dec. 9
Sunday
#1 p.m. (CBS)
Kansas City Chiefs
15
Dec. 16
Sunday
#1 p.m. (Fox)
Washington Redskins
16
Dec. 23
Sunday
#4:05 p.m. (CBS)
at Denver Broncos
17
Dec. 30
Sunday
#1 p.m. (CBS)
at Pittsburgh Steelers

Notes: # denotes games that are subject to flex scheduling; all games will be broadcast locally on WMMS (100.7-FM).

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