The now 8-6 Chicago Bears traveled to Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday and defeated the now 4-10 Cleveland Browns.
This game was significant for the Chicago Bears for two reasons; firstly it placed them in the number one spot of the NFC North, at least temporarily as 2nd place Detroit Lions play tonight on ESPN'S "Monday Night Football".
The second significant occurrence during Sunday's game was the return of quarterback Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears offense. Backup Josh McCown filled the void very well during Cutler's absence who had a completion percentage of 66.8%, threw for 1,809 yards, had thirteen touchdowns and just the one interception.
Coming in to face a stingy, tough Cleveland Browns pass defense that ranks 9th against the pass. Cutler certainly was rusty and struggled early on, throwing two picks in as many quarters including a pick six, both interceptions to young safety Tashuan Gipson.
However, the former Broncos QB bounced back in fighting fashion and finished the game with more than respectable stats of 265 yards passing and three touchdowns. Cutler of course had great help from his two star receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffrey who had a huge height advantage over Browns Corners Joe Haden and Buster Skrine respectfully.
Time and time again on Sunday Skrine and Haden were in position to make a play on the ball only for the Bears dynamic duo to out jump them pulling in spectacular grabs including Jeffrey's 46 yard touchdown in double coverage.
On the other end of the football game superstar receiver Josh Gordon had a relatively quiet day by his standards. The breakout receiver from Baylor had just three catches but had 67 receiving yards and yet another Touchdown. Quarterback Jason Campbell struggled on sunday throwing for 237 yards, 2 interceptions and just the one touchdown.
Both teams scored a rushing touchdown but Jay Cutler proved to be the difference as the Bears managed to get the win on the road to sit alone atop the NFC North. For now at least.
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