CLEVELAND (WJW) – It’s the last time the wins and losses won’t count. The Cleveland Browns lost their final preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
After the game, head coach Kevin Stefanski updated the media on several injuries. S Grant Delpit left with a hip injury and RG Wyatt Teller suffered a knee injury. Stefanski said he was optimistic both would be ready for Week 1.
10:12 p.m. Bears take a knee to run out the clock. Game. Bears win. 21-10.
10:08 p.m. Bears take a shot down the field. Bears on the Browns 35 with 2 minutes in the game.
10:04 p.m. Browns miss 2-point conversion.
10:03 p.m. Rosen tries again. He’s in. Touchdown, Browns! 21-20 Bears.
10:03 p.m. Rosen tries to get in with the quarterback sneak. Doesn’t get in.
10:02 p.m. Ball is called back to the 1-yard line. 3:12 in the 4th.
10:01 p.m. Rosen fires it into the end zone; undrafted rookie Mike Harley Jr. gets the touchdown. Refs stop the game to review if Harley was down.
10:00 p.m. Browns turn it over on downs; Bears fumble, Browns recover.
9:59 p.m. Rosen throws right for the pylon; Browns Javon Wims can’t bring it in.
9:53 p.m. Johnny Stanton returns to the game; Josh Rosen takes over.
9:50 p.m. Bears miss the kick; Browns get the ball with 8:13 in the 4th.
9:38 p.m. Browns’ Chris Odom down on the field; Bears get flag. Odom was the USFL’s Defensive Player of the Year defensive end. His father, Cliff Odom, also played for the Browns. Odom leaves field on cart.
9:33 p.m. Dobbs in the end zone for 2! Bears 21-14.
9:32 p.m. Joshua Dobbs throws a perfect pass to start the 4th quarter for the Browns first touchdown of the night. 21-12 Bears. Browns go for 2.
9:27 p.m. No score in the 3rd quarter. 21-6 Bears.
9:26 p.m. Bears flag for personal foul on defense.
9:25 p.m. With :44 to go in the 3rd, Browns make it to the red zone for the first time all night.
9:19 pm. Browns fullback Johnny Stanton IV out with shoulder injury.
9:14 p.m. Bears defense flag for holding. Browns get fresh set of downs.
9:11 p.m. Browns force a punt. Dobbs on the field.
8:53 p.m. Bears get their first flag of the night. Unnecessary roughness.
8:53 p.m. Browns stop Bears short of first down. Flag on the field.
Photos from the game
8:38 p.m. York nails 46-yard field goal. Bears up 21-6 at the half.
8:37 p.m. Dobbs threw into the end zone. Incomplete. York is up for another kick.
8:35 p.m. Browns offense gets another holding penalty.
8:32 p.m. Joshua Dobbs takes over for Brissett.
8:31 p.m. Browns sack Siemian; Cleveland recovers turnover. Browns have the ball with :42 seconds in the half.
8:29 p.m. Fields is done for the game. Trevor Siemian is in. Siemian hits his first pass.
8:27 p.m. Cade York attempts 57-yard field goal. It’s good!
8:21 p.m. Bears still 21-0 with 2 minutes in the half.
8:20 p.m. Brissett hits David Bell at Bears’ 30. Next play is a flag for an illegal shift. Another flag on the Browns offense.
8:19 p.m. Bears knock down Brissett’s ball. 3rd and 10.
8:18 p.m. Brissett throws down field for Donovan Peoples-Jones. Big miss. 2nd and 10 for Browns on their 40.
8:17 p.m. Brissett is still in the game. He throws the ball away under pressure.
8:15 p.m. Bears are good for the kick. Bears 21, Browns 0.
8:14 p.m. Justin Fields throws another end to the end zone. Bears up 20-0.
8:13 p.m. Bears on the Browns 40, 3rd down.
8:10 p.m. Bears pick Brissett.
8:09 p.m. Browns take the ball into Bears territory. They’re 2nd and 9 on the Bears 45.
8:05 p.m. Brissett will return for a 5th series.
8:04 p.m. Wyatt Teller, Browns Pro Bowl right guard leaves with knee injury.
8:02 p.m. Fields ran for a short toss for a 1st down. Another flag for the Browns for illegal contact. The penalty was declined.
8:01 p.m. Browns defense puts pressure on Bears. Bears stay 2 and 10. Fields still on the field.
7:57 p.m. Browns punt again. Flag on the play. Another penalty on the Browns.
7:55 p.m. Flag on Browns offense for pass interference. Browns are 4th and 4.
7:53 p.m. Brissett returns for his 4th series. He has 7 completions for 10 attempts.
7:48 p.m. Fields makes another throw to the end zone. Bears up 13-0. The kick is good. Bears 14-0.
7:44 p.m. Bears get the ball back. Another flag on the Browns. Defensive hold.
7:43 p.m. Kick sails wide; Browns remain scoreless.
7:42 p.m. The Browns call up Cade York to hopefully get on the board.
7:40 p.m. Browns get first 1st down of the night with catch by David Njoku.
7:39 p.m. Browns Demetric Felton gets the catch; 2 short of 1st down.
7:38 p.m. Donovan Peoples-Jones makes a short catch. Browns are 3rd and 13.
7:37 p.m. Browns say Delpit is questionable for return. He’s getting his hip examined.
7:36 p.m. Brissett throws it away. Browns offense flagged for holding.
7:32 p.m. Kick is good. Bears up 7-0. Delpit heads to the locker room.
7:32 p.m. Justin Fields throws a beautiful pass into the arms of tight end in the end zone. Bears up 6-0.
7:28 p.m. Bears get the first down on a pass from Fields. Grant Delpit is down on the field. Delpit walks off the field on his own. Looks like he’s going to be evaluated.
7:26 p.m. Bears run for the red zone; flag on the play for the offense. Bears get run called back.
7:25 p.m. Bears and Browns players get chippy after a late hit call on Fields. Jacob Phillips called for personal foul.
7:23 p.m. Fields connects with his fullback for a first down.
7:19 p.m. Brissett throws deep on 3rd and 2. Anthony Schwartz misses the connection. Browns punt. Browns and Bears remain scoreless.
7:17 p.m. 2nd series with Brissett starts.
7:15 p.m. The Browns went 3 and out to start the game; then the Bears went 3 and out.
Late this week, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski said Jacoby Brissett would be starting Saturday night’s game.
He’ll face another familiar face. Former Buckeye Justin Fields got the start for the Bears.
We’ll bring you live blog updates from the game as it happens here.
Browns not expected to play due to injury
#12 WR Michael Woods II (hamstring)
#17 WR Daylen Baldwin (concussion)
#33 S Ronnie Harrison (hamstring)
#38 CB A.J. Green (hip)
#69 DE Chase Winovich (hamstring)
Photos from pre-game
What’s at stake
Jacoby Brissett hasn’t started an NFL game since September of 2021, so it will be the first time Browns fans will see what to expect for the first 11 games this season. We’re also likely to see backup quarterbacks Joshua Dobbs and Josh Rosen making their claim for the #2 spot.
Also, the Browns have to cut their roster to 53 by Aug. 30. Which means some of the players who may be on the field tonight are getting their last chance to prove they deserve a spot on the roster.
That also means around the NFL, there are still plenty of potential trades.