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Bears' Hughes runs over Browns

Robert Hughes tallied 69 rushing yards and a 14, in the final preseason tuneup for both clubs at Soldier Field.

Caleb Hanie finished 7-of-10 for 83 yards and a TD pass to Johnny Knox for the Bears, who begin their regular season on September 11 by hosting Atlanta.

Knox ended with 33 yards on a pair of receptions, Dane Sanzenbacher added 50 yards on four grabs, while Nathan Enderle went 6-of-13 for 67 yards in a backup role.

Jarrett Brown totaled 92 yards, one score and an interception on 10-of-15 efficiency for the Browns, who also open up two Sundays from now at home against rival Cincinnati.

Armond Smith totaled 47 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries and Rod Windsor posted 55 yards and a TD reception on three catches.

A 22-yard Robbie Gould make plus Knox's 19-yard grab -- made in double coverage on a fine throw from Hanie -- staked the Bears to a 10-0 lead after one quarter.

Hughes rolled in from the two in the second period, before Smith's six-yard run to paydirt got Cleveland within 17-7 at the break.

Windsor's 38-yard reception from Brown pulled the visitors within a score, but Hughes capped the night with a one-yard scoring rush.