Browns vs Buccaneers Live: NFL Preseason Week 3 gameday essentials TV schedule, how to watch, notes The Cleveland Browns will be at Raymond James Stadium on Friday night to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third preseason game for both teams.
The third preseason game has long been considered the “dress rehearsal” for the regular season, with the starters playing well into the third quarter before shutting it down until the start of the regular season.
Head coach Freddie Kitchens does not buy into that idea, however, and while the starters will be on the field in Tampa, how long will be decided on a “player-by-player basis. The Cleveland Browns head to Florida for the third preseason game in hopes of staying unbeaten in the exhibition season and avoiding the injury bug.
Most starters are expected to play in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Coach Freddie Kitchens has already indicated none will participate in the preseason finale next week, so this is the last chance to check out the starters before the regular season gets underway.The game officially kicks off at 7:30 p.m. ET in Tampa on Friday, Aug. 23.
In the Cleveland area, the game will be shown on WEWS-5 ABC. Jay Crawford and Tim Couch are in the booth, with Bernie Kosar and Dustin Fox on the sidelines.
The game will also be nationally televised on the NFL NetworkKnown league-wide as the ‘dress rehearsal’ game, the third game of the preseason will see starters take the most snaps and play the most minutes of any preseason game. The Bucs will be taking on the highly anticipated Cleveland Browns at home on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. ET inside Raymond James Stadium.
The Browns made some major offseason moves this year and come to Tampa Bay with a plethora of offensive weapons for young quarterback Baker Mayfield to call upon. This will be the biggest test for the Bucs so far in 2019 and should give some clues as to how the team has picked up its new system under first-year head coach Bruce Arians.
Arians detailed his expectations, and who you can expect to see, during the game earlier in the week:
“Other than the guys who have been out, everybody else will be a game-time decision. Lavonte [David], Vita [Vea] – those guys who have been out – will not play in this ball game,” Arians said. “Mike Evans will not play in this ball game. The rest of them will be game-time decisions. Like I said yesterday, how much they play will be determined on how we’re playing, and we’ll make those decisions as the game goes on. Like I said earlier, it’s a really good challenge for us. It’s a heck of a good football team coming in and it will be a nice measuring stick.”
This year also includes a live-stream option for all four games for the very first time. The stream is available through the Buccaneers Official App and online at Buccaneers.com/live. It is subject to market restrictions and available in the same markets with television coverage. Out-of-market fans can watch on NFL Game Pass.