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Cleveland 3 7 14 7 31
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Chicago Bears at Cleveland Browns

  1. Chicago and Cleveland last faced off in 2009, with the Bears winning, 30-6. The teams have met eight times in Cleveland, with the Browns holding a 7-1 edge when at home. The Bears' one win was in 1972.
  2. The Bears beat the Cowboys, 45-28, at home last week. Chicago's 45 points were a season high while its 490 total yards were also a season high. The Bears are averaging 28.3 points per game this year, their most in a season since their Super Bowl-winning 1985 season (28.5 points per game).
  3. The Browns lost at New England last weekend, 27-26, despite leading by 12 points at the two-minute warning (26-14). It was the largest blown lead in a game's final two minutes since November 4, 2001 when these two teams faced off and Cleveland blew a 14-point lead (21-7) in the game's final 30 seconds and lost to Chicago, 27-21 in overtime.
  4. Chicago's rushing defense has allowed a 100-yard rusher in six straight games, tying an NFL record set by four other teams. The other teams to do this are the 1979 Oakland Raiders, 1998 Cincinnati Bengals, 2006 St. Louis Rams and 2007 Cleveland Browns.
  5. Josh McCown is the first Bears' quarterback all-time with 300+ yards passing in three straight games. Last week, McCown became the sixth quarterback in NFL history with 300 passing yards, four passing touchdowns, one rushing touchdown and no interceptions in a game.
  6. Josh Gordon has had an NFL-record 774 yards receiving in his last four games, as well as 649 yards receiving in his last three games (also an NFL record for a three-game span). Gordon has 1400 yards receiving on the season, a Browns franchise record. Another game with 125 yards receiving would tie Gordon with Pat Studstill (1966) and Calvin Johnson (2012) for consecutive games with 125 or more receiving yards at five games.
Team Comparison

Chicago
 
Cleveland
28.3 Points 19.8
276.9 Pass Yds 260.4
112.8 Rush Yds 84.3
23 Takeaways 16

By KEVIN CHROUST

STATS Writer

(AP) -- The Chicago Bears will get their starting quarterback back Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, but they can thank their backup for making sure they didn't fall out of the playoff hunt.

Josh McCown kept the Bears afloat with three wins in five starts, but he'll hand the reins back to Jay Cutler as the Bears hope to grab at least temporary control of the NFC North and put the pressure on Detroit.

Cutler went through a full practice on Thursday after working out with the receivers following a walkthrough, and got the green light to start this week.

Coach Marc Trestman made clear after Monday's 45-28 home win over Dallas that Cutler would be the starter when healthy, despite McCown's strong play.

"Josh has done exactly what we've asked him to do," Trestman told the team's official website. "He's performed very, very well as a backup, and he understands his role."

The Bears (7-6) are tied for the division lead with the Lions, who play Monday night against Baltimore. Chicago has little room for error, with Detroit holding the head-to-head tiebreaker and the Bears two games back for a wild-card spot.

After consecutive losses at St. Louis and Minnesota, McCown orchestrated a near must-win with 348 yards passing, four touchdown passes, one rushing score and no interceptions against the Cowboys.

His 109.8 rating ranks third in the league behind Nick Foles and Peyton Manning. Cutler is 12th at 88.4, and there have been questions as to whether the 34-year-old McCown is the better fit for Trestman's system.

"You always wonder how it would be if you operate in the right kind of offense with the right kind of players and so on and so forth," McCown said. "With me, it's just about being in the right situation now with these guys, with this offense and with these coaches, and allowing me to play within the system with the guys that are around me."

As Cutler said Thursday, though, he's not paying attention to any potential controversy that's come out of McCown's strong play.

"There is not a debate in this building, so that is kind of where my concern lies," Cutler said.

Some of the credit for McCown's success can be attributed to Alshon Jeffery, who has 17 catches for 333 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games to give Chicago another dangerous option in the passing game beside Brandon Marshall.

After the big day against Dallas, the Bears are second in the league with 28.3 points per game.

The defense, however, will again be without linebacker Lance Briggs, who participated in practice on a limited basis Thursday but will miss at least one more game after fracturing his shoulder Oct. 20.

The Bears rank last in the league against the run at 157.0 yards per game and 27th in overall defense at 381.5.

That might prove not to be a big problem against the Browns (4-9), who rank 28th in rushing offense at 84.3 yards.

Cleveland has dropped seven of eight, including four in a row to ensure its sixth straight losing season. It's coming off a stunning 27-26 loss at New England on Sunday, blowing a 12-point lead in the final 2:39.

"Anything can happen in a game and it did yesterday," coach Rob Chudzinski said Monday. "We have to make the plays and take advantage of the opportunities we have to win those kind of football games."

The Browns have lost their last two by a combined five points.

"They're so close, games that we could've won, we should've won just coming down to the last few seconds," receiver Josh Gordon said. "Teams are scoring points with a few seconds or maybe like a minute left in the game. It hurts to watch everything you worked hard for just crumble down so quickly."

Gordon has 36 catches for 774 yards and five touchdowns during the skid, and his 1,400 receiving yards lead the NFL.

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden practiced Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion Dec. 1, though Chudzinski said he's uncertain of whether Weeden can back up Jason Campbell.

The Bears have lost four straight in Cleveland, though they won their last meeting with the Browns 30-6 in Chicago on Nov. 1, 2009.

Updated December 13, 2013

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