Cutler Leads Bears Past Browns in Return


Published on December 16 2013 10:19 am
Last Updated on December 16 2013 10:19 am
Written by Greg Sapp

(Cleveland, OH) -- Jay Cutler threw for 265 yards and three touchdowns in his return from injury as the Bears beat the Browns 38-31 at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Cutler had missed four games with a high ankle sprain.  

Matt Forte had 24 carries for 127 yards, while Michael Bush added 44 yards and a touchdown on three catches for Chicago, which moved ahead of Detroit for first place in the NFC North at 8-6. The Lions, who are 7-6 and hold the tiebreaker over the Bears, host Baltimore on "Monday Night Football".  

Brandon Marshall had six catches for 95 yards and Zack Bowman had a pair of interceptions, including a 43-yard return for a touchdown for the Bears.

Jason Campbell finished 23 of 39 for 273 yards with a touchdown and the two picks for the Browns, who fell to 4-10 with their fifth straight loss.  Tashaun Gipson had a 44-yard pick-six and T.J. Ward returned a fumble 51 yards for a score in the setback.