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).