What channel is Browns vs. Bengals on today? Time, TV schedule for NFL Week 18 game

The Browns and Bengals close out the season with another Battle of Ohio on Sunday.

Cleveland has the luxury of resting several starting players because the Browns have already clinched a spot in the postseason.

The Browns have secured the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs, and will go on the road to face the winner of the AFC South in the wild card round — either the Jaguars, Colts or Texans.

Quarterback Joe Flacco, who has gone 4-1 as the starter and led Cleveland to its third playoff berth since 1999, will get the day off. Jeff Driskel was signed off the Cardinals practice squad last week and will get the start in place of Flacco. 

The Browns and the 1984 Bears as the only teams to start five quarterbacks in a season and make the playoffs.

Several injured players, including Amari Cooper (heel), Dustin Hopkins (hamstring) and Joe Bitonio (oblique, knee), will likely get some rest.

Cleveland punched its ticket to the postseason with a 37-20 victory over the Jets on Saturday. Flacco threw for 309 yards and three touchdowns. 

Flacco, who was named Super Bowl 47 MVP with the Ravens, was signed off as a free agent last month. 

The Bengals were eliminated from the postseason with a 25-17 loss to the defending Super-Bowl champion Chiefs on Sunday.

Cincinnati and Kansas City played in each of the past two AFC title games, splitting those matchups.

The Bengals playoff aspirations were dampened by season-ending wrist injury to quarterback Joe Burrow. Backup QB Jake Browning is 3-3 is the starter. 

Cincinnati defensive end Trey Hendrickson is tied for the NFL sack lead with Pittsburgh’s T.J. Watt at 17. 

What channel is Browns vs. Bengals on today?

  • TV channel: CBS
  • Live stream: Fubo (United States) | DAZN (Canada)

Browns vs. Bengals will air on CBS. Viewers can also watch the game with Fubo. Start your free trial today.

Viewers in Canada can watch Browns vs. Bengals on DAZN.

Browns vs. Bengals start time

  • Date: Sunday, Jan. 7
  • Time: 1 p.m. ET

Browns vs. Bengals will kick off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 7. The game will be played at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati.

Cincinnati Bengals schedule 2023

Week Date Opponent/Result Kickoff time (ET) TV channel
1 Sept. 10 Browns 24, Bengals 3
2 Sept. 17 Ravens 27, Bengals 24
3 Sept. 25 Bengals 19, Rams 16
4 Oct. 1 Titans 27, Bengals 3
5 Oct. 8 Bengals 34, Cardinals 20
6 Oct. 15 Bengals 17, Seahawks 13
7 BYE
8 Oct. 29 Bengals 31, 49ers 17
9 Nov. 5 Bengals 24, Bills 18 
10 Nov. 12 Texans 30, Bengals 27
11 Nov. 16 Ravens 34, Bengals 20
12 Nov. 26 Steelers 16, Bengals 10
13 Dec. 4 Bengals 34, Jaguars 31 (OT)
14 Dec. 10 Bengals 34, Colts 14
15 Dec. 16 Bengals 27, Vikings 24 (OT)
16 Dec. 23 Steelers 34, Bengals 11
17 Dec. 31 Chiefs 25, Bengals 17 —.
18 Jan. 7 vs. Browns 1 p.m. ET CBS

Cleveland Browns schedule 2023

Week Date Opponent/Result Kickoff time (ET) TV channel
1 Sept. 10 Browns 24, Bengals 3
2 Sept. 18 Steelers 26, Bengals 22
3 Sept. 24 Browns 27, Titans 3
4 Oct. 1 Ravens 28, Browns 3
5   BYE    
6 Oct. 15 Browns 19, 49ers 17
7 Oct. 22 Browns 39, Colts 38
8 Oct. 29 Seahawks 24, Browns 20
9 Nov. 5 Browns 27, Cardinals 0
10 Nov. 12 Browns 33, Ravens 31
11 Nov. 19 Browns 13, Steelers 10
12 Nov. 26 Broncos 29, Browns 12
13 Dec. 3 Rams 36, Browns 19
14 Dec. 10 Browns 31, Jaguars 27
15 Dec. 17 Browns 20, Bears 17
16 Dec. 24 Browns 26, Texans 22
17 Dec. 28 Browns 37, Jets 20
18 Jan. 7 at Bengals 1 p.m. ET CBS

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