CLEVELAND — The NFL has announced that the New England Patriots will be hosting the first Sunday Night Football game of the season, according to ESPN's Mike Garafolo.
#Patriots will host Sunday Night Football in Week 1. Opponent TBD.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 25, 2019
There is a one in eight chance that the Patriots will play the Cleveland Browns.
Ever since the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, there have been rumblings of this being a possibility.
The Browns themselves stoked the rumor mill by retweeting one of their writers' tweets pointing out the possible match up.
Browns are one of eight possibilities ... https://t.co/l5hSUZNnWZ— Andrew Gribble (@Andrew_Gribble) March 25, 2019
If this does happen, the irony would be unbelievable.
Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady were featured in a Super Bowl commercial this year.
In the commercial, Brady hands off his Super Bowl rings to Mayfield.
Other teams the Patriots could play include Dallas, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Miami, New York Jets and New York Giants.