HOUSTON — One week removed from their 23-17 overtime victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-6), the Cleveland Browns (4-7) will return to action to face the Houston Texans (1-9-1) in what will be Deshaun Watson's 2022 debut.
What follows is everything you need to know about the Browns' Week 13 matchup:
Game info, how to watch on TV, betting line:
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
TV channel: CBS
Streaming: Paramount Plus, NFL+
Radio: ESPN 850, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 WNCX
Betting line: Browns -7
Over-under point total: 46.5
Eight months after the Browns acquired Watson in a blockbuster trade, the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback will suit up for Cleveland for the first time -- doing so against his former team.
After serving an 11-game suspension following several allegations of sexual misconduct, including harassment and assault, Watson will make his Browns debut in what will mark his first start since Jan. 3, 2021. The Clemson product's return couldn't have come at a better time for Cleveland, which at 4-7 remains in the hunt for a playoff spot -- but has little margin for error moving forward.
The NFL's leading passer in 2020, Watson is expected to bring a dynamic to Cleveland's offense that has otherwise been lacking since the Browns' return to the NFL in 1999. And while the 27-year-old signal-caller could have some rust as it's been nearly two years since his most recent NFL start, he couldn't have asked for a better opponent -- from a football standpoint -- than the lowly Texans.