CHICAGO (7-6) at CLEVELAND (4-9)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Browns by 2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Chicago 3-8-2, Cleveland 6-7-0
SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 9-5
LAST MEETING — Bears beat Browns 30-6, Nov. 1, 2009
LAST WEEK — Bears beat Cowboys 45-28; Browns lost to Patriots 27-26
AP PRO32 RANKING — Bears No. 12 (tie), Browns No. 26.
BEARS OFFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (17), PASS (5)
BEARS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (32), PASS (10)
BROWNS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (28), PASS (10)
BROWNS DEFENSE — OVERALL (7), RUSH (4), PASS (7)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — After two-game slide, Bears are back in contention in NFC North. ... Lions lead division and own tiebreaker with two wins over Bears. ... Despite being longtime NFL members, Browns and Bears meeting for just 15th time. Browns 7-1 vs. Bears at home. ... Bears coach Marc Trestman spent two seasons (1988-89) on Cleveland's staff. He was offensive coordinator in '89, when team made AFC title game. ... Trestman was candidate for Browns coaching job last winter. ... Bears QB Jay Cutler likely to start after missing past four games with ankle sprain. ... With Cutler out, QB Josh McCown flourished. Threw four TD passes against Cowboys and has thrown 13 TD passes with just one interception. ... McCown is first player in franchise history with three straight 300-yard games, threw for 348 yards and career-high four TDs vs. Dallas. Also ran for TD. ... Bears averaging 28.3 points per game, highest total since 1985 Super Bowl team. ... Browns reeling after solid start. ... Cleveland has dropped four in row and seven of eight since opening 3-2. ... QB Jason Campbell passed for career-high 391 yards and three TDs against Patriots, who overcame 12-point deficit in final two minutes. Browns haven't had consecutive 300-yard passing games since 1980 (Brian Sipe). ... Browns WR Josh Gordon on historic run. His 774 yards receiving in past four games are best for four-game stretch in league history. Gordon leads NFL with 1,400 yards and he's done it in 11 games after serving two-game suspension. ... Browns' defense better statistically, but unit has given up late TD in past two losses. ... Cleveland's final home game. ... Browns hoping to avoid sixth straight double-digit loss season.
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