Browns vs. Bears – Streaks, stats and notes
By The Associated Press
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.