Redskins vs. Browns: Previewing Cleveland’s Preseason Week 1 Matchup

August 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The pros could play in shorts with flags hanging at their waists, and fans would still flock to Thursday night’s Week 1 preseason matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins.
These two football organizations are intertwined into the very fabric of their communities. To the fans, football is football, and it’s not going to matter that half the game will be played by players who likely won't ever appear on a football field again.
This particular matchup is the 13th all-time preseason meeting between the two storied franchises. Washington holds a 9-3 edge over Cleveland—winning four straight—but the Browns have fared much better when it counts with a significant 33-11-1 standing in the series.
Interestingly, the Redskins have won five preseason openers in a row and defeated the Browns last year in their second preseason matchup. That was the game with Johnny Manziel's now-infamous middle-finger flash to the Washington bench.

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