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Report: Nearly seven million watch Browns-Redskins 'MNF'

Report: Nearly seven million watch Browns-Redskins 'MNF' Photo:

Monday night's preseason game between the Browns and Redskins, featuring Cleveland's Johnny Manziel and Washington's Robert Griffin III, drew 6.898 million viewers, which made it ESPN's most-viewed NFL preseason game in five years, John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reported on Tuesday.

It is also the sixth most viewed NFL preseason game since 1990, according to Ourand.

MORE: Boomer Esiason: If Johnny Manziel starts Week 1, he'll 'get his a-- kicked'

Manziel and Brian Hoyer are battling for the Browns' starting job, and while both struggled on Monday, Manziel provided the large audience with some entertainment by giving  the Redskins' bench the middle finger.

- Chris Mascaro

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