Chicago @ Cleveland
Current Records: Chicago 1-1; Cleveland 1-1
What to Know
The Chicago Bears will head out on the road to face off against the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. ET Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Chicago will be hoping to build upon the 20-3 win they picked up against Cleveland when they previously played in December of 2017.
It was a close one, but last week the Bears sidestepped the Cincinnati Bengals for a 20-17 victory. Kudos to the oddsmakers for accurately forecasting both the winner and the close margin. No one had a standout game offensively for Chicago, but they got scores from a handful of players including SS Tashaun Gipson, WR Allen Robinson, and QB Andy Dalton. Dalton ended up with a passer rating of 154.60.
Chicago’s defense was the real showstopper, as it collected three interceptions and one fumble. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 14-14 at the half for Cleveland and the Houston Texans last week, but the Browns stepped up in the second half for a 31-21 win. Cleveland can attribute much of their success to RB Nick Chubb, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Their wins lifted both teams to an identical 1-1. The Chicago defense got after the quarterback against the Bengals to the tune of four sacks, so Cleveland’s offensive line better have put in some good practice this past week in preparation for the contest.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 1 p.m. ET
- Where: FirstEnergy Stadium — Cleveland, Ohio
- TV: FOX
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $89.00
The Browns are a big 7.5-point favorite against the Bears, according to the latest NFL odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Chicago won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 24, 2017 – Chicago 20 vs. Cleveland 3