Week 16 Pre-Gamin': Browns at Bears - Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

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Week 16 Pre-Gamin’: Browns at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Chicago Bears

If the Chicago Bears beat the Cleveland Browns in Week 16 and pull off a season-ending win against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, John Fox’s tenure with the team will have featured more wins against AFC North opponents in 2017 (four) than NFC North foes (three).

Not to put the cart before the horse, but where can we start printing our “Real AFC North Champion” caps and t-shirts? I’m asking for a friend…

Game Info

Chicago Bears (4-10, 4th NFC North) at Cleveland Browns (0-14, 4th AFC North) – noon, CBS-TV (Tom McCarthy, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)

Odds: Bears (-6.5), Over/Under 38 via the Las Vegas Super Book, where we are taking in Sunday’s action.

Game Thread and Week 16 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can watch the Bears get back in the win column.

Your Week 16 Preview lives here.


John Fox (132-122 overall, 13-33 with Bears) vs. Hue Jackson (9-37 overall, 1-29 with Browns)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mitch Trubisky: 1,822 passing yards, 7 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, 59.8 completion percentage, 77.8 rating

Last week at Lions: 31-46, 314 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 interceptions, 66.8 rating


Browns: DeShone Kizer: 2,398 passing yards, 9 touchdowns, 19 interceptions, 53.9 completion percentage, 59.4 rating

Last week vs. Ravens: 20-37, 146 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions, 41.0 rating

Bears Inactives

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mitch Trubisky
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • WR Kendall Wright
  • WR Dontrelle Inman
  • WR Josh Bellamy
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Cody Whitehair
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Bradley Sowell
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Jonathan Bullard
  • OLB Sam Acho
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • ILB Nick Kwiatkoski
  • OLB Lamarr Houston
  • CB Kyle Fuller
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Adrian Amos

Bears Specialists

  • Mike Nugent (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Benny Cunningham, Tarik Cohen (kick returners), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

Browns Inactives:

Browns Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB DeShone Kizer
  • RB Isaiah Crowell
  • FB Danny Vitale
  • WR Josh Gordon
  • WR Corey Coleman
  • TE Randall Delfter
  • LT Spencer Drago
  • LG Joel Bitonio
  • C JC Tretter
  • RG Kevin Zeitler
  • RT Shon Coleman

Browns Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Myles Garrett
  • DT Trevon Coley
  • DT Danny Shelton
  • DE Carl Nassib
  • WLB Christian Kirksey
  • MLB Joe Schobert
  • SLB James Burgess Jr.
  • CB Jason McCourty
  • CB Jamar Taylor
  • S Jabrill Peppers
  • S Derrick Kindred

Browns Specialists:

  • Zane Gonzalez (kicker), Britton Colquitt (punter, holder), Charley Hughlett (long snapper), Matthew Dayes (kick return), Jabrill Peppers (punt return)

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