NFL Week 3 Preview: Chicago Bears, led by rookie QB Justin Fields, visit the Cleveland Browns today at 1 PM

WEEK 3

CHICAGO BEARS (1-1)
AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)

SUNDAY, SEPT. 26, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // FIRSTENERGY STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 9-7
STREAKS: Bears have won past 3
LAST GAME: 12/24/17: Browns 3 at Bears 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/15/13: Bears 38, Browns 31

CHICAGO BEARS LEADERS

W 20-17 vs. Cincinnati LAST WEEK

Matt Nagy: 0-0 COACH VS. OPP.

17.0/25.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST

264.0 OFFENSE

Justin Fields (R): 8-15-70-0-1-38.2 PASSING

David Montgomery: 36-169-4.7-1 RUSHING

Darnell Mooney: 11-92-8.4-0 RECEIVING

317.0 DEFENSE

Robert Quinn: 1.5 SACKS

Three tied: 1 INTs

+1 (4/3) TAKE/GIVE

Pat O’Donnell: 41.0 (34.0) PUNTING (NET)

Cairo Santos: 10 (4/4 PAT; 2/2 FG) KICKING

BEARS NOTES

• QB ANDY DALTON completed 9 of 11 atts. (81.8 pct.) for TD vs.
0 INTs & 118.2 rating last week. Has 2+ TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110+
rating in 3 of his past 4 starts at Cle. Rookie QB JUSTIN FIELDS
has 104 yards (70 pass, 34 rush) & rush TD in 2 games.
• RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 79 scrimmage yards (61 rush,
18 rec.) last week. Is 1 of 3 RBs (DALVIN COOK & CHRISTIAN
MCCAFFREY) with 75+ scrimmage yards in each of their past
8 games. Has 544 scrimmage yards (136 per game) & 5 TDs (4
rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 on road. Aims for his 5th in row on road
with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD.
• WR ALLEN ROBINSON had rec. TD in Week 2. Had TD catch in
only career game vs. Cle. (10/19/14 w/ Jax.). Has 6+ catches in
4 of his past 5 on road. WR DARNELL MOONEY led team with
6 catches & 66 rec. yards in Week 2. Aims for his 4th in row
with 5+ receptions. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 10 receptions for 118
yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Cle. (9/14/14 w/ NO).
• LB KHALIL MACK had sack last week. Had 2 sacks & FF in his last
game vs. Cle. (9/27/15 w/ Raiders). LB ROQUAN SMITH led team
with 8 tackles, had 12th-career sack & 53-yard INT-TD in Week

  1. Since 2018, is 1 of 3 LBs (JAMIE COLLINS & DARIUS LEONARD)
    with 10+ sacks (12) & 5+ INTs (5). LB ROBERT QUINN had sack & 2
    TFL last week. CB JAYLON JOHNSON had career-high 4 PD & 1stcareer INT last week. Aims for his 6th in row on road with PD.
    DB EDDIE JACKSON had 8th-career FF last week. Since 2017, is
    1 of 2 DBs (MARCUS PETERS) with 10+ INTs (10) & 8+ FFs.

LEADERS CLEVELAND BROWNS

LAST WEEK W 31-21 vs. Houston

COACH VS. OPP. Kevin Stefanski: 0-0

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 30.0/27.0

OFFENSE 406.0

PASSING Baker Mayfield: 40-49-534-1-2-101.9

RUSHING Nick Chubb: 26-178-6.8-3 (T1L)

RECEIVING Austin Hooper (TE): 8-67-8.4-0

DEFENSE 349.5

SACKS Three tied: 1

INTs Malcolm Smith: 1

TAKE/GIVE -2 (2/4)

PUNTING (NET) Jamie Gillan: 44.0 (41.7)

KICKING Chase McLaughlin: 10 (7/7 PAT; 1/1 FG)

BROWNS NOTES

• QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 19 of 21 passes (career-high
90.5 pct.) for 213 yards & TD vs. INT for 105 rating last week.
Aims for his 4th in row with 95+ rating. Has 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for
110.4 rating in his past 4 vs. NFC.
• RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 95 yards & TD in Week 2. Has
rush TD in 8 straight games, longest such streak since 2008
(DEANGELO WILLIAMS). Aims for his 8th in row at home with
95+ scrimmage yards. Ties for NFL lead with 3 rush TDs. RB
KAREEM HUNT rushed for 51 yards last week. Has rush TD in 2
of his past 3 vs. NFC. Rookie RB DEMETRIC FELTON had 51 rec.
yards & 1st-career TD catch in Week 2.
• WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had TD catch in his last game vs.
Chi. (12/2/18 w/ NYG). Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC
North. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards.
WR RASHARD HIGGINS has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at
home. TE AUSTIN HOOPER had 5 catches last week. Had 88-
yard TD catch in only career game vs. Chi. (9/10/17 w/ Atl.).
• DE MYLES GARRETT had sack in last meeting. Ranks 5th in NFL
with 13 sacks since 2020. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY aims for his
4th in row with TFL. Had 2 TFL & sack in only career game vs.
Chi. (9/11/16 w/ Hou.). DE TAKKARIST MCKLINLEY aims for 3rd in
row with TFL. LB MALCOLM SMITH led team with 8 tackles & had
TFL & 1st INT of season last week. Had 9 tackles in his last game
vs. Chi. (10/4/15 w/ Raiders). S GRANT DELPIT had 5 tackles, sack
& FF in NFL debut last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 132 (Chi.), 98 (Cle.) | XM: 388 (Chi.), 233 (Cle.) | SXM App: 805 (Chi.), 807 (Cle.)

COURTESY www.almanac.com

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