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TV Schedule: 8/19/11: Browns Vs. Lions, Indians Vs. Tigers In Cleveland, Detroit Battle

The cities of Cleveland and Detroit will be on full display Friday night with the cities' sports teams locked in battles on the gridiron and the diamond.  

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MLB

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Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers(7:05PM) - SportsTime Ohio

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The Tigers are just 1.5 games ahead of the Indians in the American League Central heading into this crucial three-game series.  Josh Tomlin(12-5, 3.97) faces Max Scherzer(12-7, 4.37) in the opener. 

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NFL

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Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns(7:30PM) - WKYC

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The Cleveland Browns offensive line will get a true test on Friday night when Ndamukong Suh - already $20K lighter in the wallet for a hit during a preseason game last week - and his Detroit Lions teammates invade Cleveland Browns stadium. Browns' quarterback Colt McCoy will be looking to carry over his strong performance against the Green Bay Packers in which he went 9/10 for 135 yards and a touchdown.  The Browns beat the Packers 27-17. The Lions beat up on the Cincinnati Bengals last week 34-3.

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Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars(8:00PM) - FOX

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The national TV game tonight features Matt Ryan and the Falcons taking on Blaine Gabbert, Maurice Jones-Drew and the Jags from hot and sticky Florida.  Atlanta fell to Miami 28-23 in their opener while Jacksonville was crushed by the New England Patriots 47-12.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.