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Bengals and Browns broadcast coverage undergoes significant change after Manziel announcement

The Cincinnati Bengals head to the stadium that Johnny Manziel plays at for a game with 52 other players that play for Cleveland that no one can remember. Here's the television coverage map.

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If you're sitting around wondering if the Cincinnati Bengals will encompass your high-definition television, most likely... they will. And you can thank Johnny Manziel for that. Really? We're going to make a television posting about Manziel? Hey, golden goose. Plus it's true.

Prior to the announcement that Manziel would quarterback the Browns this weekend, Cleveland and Cincinnati didn't generate much interest for FOX. Even with the cross-flexing option this year, CBS said, "take it". Fox took it and we're thus granted the succeeding boom that resulted.



Two days later:

week 15 tv broadcast bengals browns

Yep. About 200 million Americans were forcefully changed from the Packers/Bills to the Bengals/Browns. It's almost like the chart on Day after Tomorrow. You're safe below this line (green) but are completely wasted in red. Dennis Quaid? Give me conspiratorial riot Randy!

Even Browns head coach Mike Pettine is excited. "I'd be a liar if I said I wasn't excited to see him play."

If you're in Cincinnati, here's your NFL schedule (as of now):

1 p.m.

Cincinnati Bengals at Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns (FOX)

4:00 p.m.

Denver Broncos at San Diego Chargers (CBS)
San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks (FOX)

8:30 p.m.

Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (NBC)


New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears (LOL!!! 8:30 p.m)