The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the Cleveland Browns at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida on Aug. 12 at 7 pm ET.
The first preseason game isn’t usually one for starting NFL quarterbacks — Tom Brady is taking a leave of absence, and Aaron Rodgers may not play at all — yet Deshaun Watson continues to dominate headlines as the Browns head to their first preseason match against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Watson will, in fact, be starting for the Browns in the preseason. This will give the world a glimpse into what Watson can accomplish in his first game back since 2020, as Watson has been sidelined during investigations into sexual assault allegations levied against him. As of now, Watson will be suspended for six regular season games, which is why the Browns will let their starting quarterback takes reps so early in the preseason.
The Jaguars finished the 2021 season with the NFL’s worst record, yet they enter their preseason match with a slight advantage betting-wise.
Part of that is hoping Trevor Lawrence thrives under Doug Pederson the way the Philadelphia Eagles did back in 2017, and part of it has to do with the other acquisitions this team has put together. Christian Kirk is pressured to play up to his contract as a trusted guy in the slot, while Travis Etienne Jr. could blow open the running game for Duvall. They’ve also shored up their defense, drafting No. 1 overall pick Travon Walker and linebacker Devin Lloyd. Acquiring Shaquill Griffin has strengthened their secondary.
It’s not as if the Browns are slouches, though. They picked up former Dallas Cowboys star wideout Amari Cooper in the offseason, who should provide a dynamic offensive component after Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry have departed.
For those interested in seeing how these two teams match up, here are the best ways to watch.
Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: How to watch preseason Week 1 game online
Date: Thursday, Aug. 11
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Venue: TIAA Bank Field
TV Info: News 5 (Cleveland), Fox 47 (Jacksonville)
Live Stream: fuboTV
Cleveland Browns vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: NFL Odds
Despite their dismal 3-14 record last season, the Jaguars enter the game with an edge of 2.5 points, per WynnBet.
Kickoff from TIAA Bank Field will be at 7:00 p.m. ET, 4:00 p.m. PT on Thursday, Aug. 11. The game will be broadcast on NFL+, while local broadcasts can be found on News 5 in Cleveland and Fox 47 in Jacksonville.
If you want to stream this preseason game, you need to either purchase NFL Game Pass, have fuboTV or look around for it on Reddit.