The Cleveland Browns prepare to host their final home game of the 2013 season against the Chicago Bears in a cold, windy stadium that will begin renovations Monday. With the Browns at 4-9, the focus for some is next year while looking for positives this year. Still others want to see the Browns get over the hump after a couple late game losses the past couple weeks.
The biggest question in this game might be what else can Josh Gordon do. After being the first player in NFL history to have back to back 200+ yard receiving games, setting the franchise record for receiving yards in 11 games, and setting the NFL record for receiving yards over a 4 game period, what does the 22-year old wide receiver have in store for this game? Gordon does have a shot at setting the yardage per game record if he can continue producing like he has as of late.
The problem for Gordon and the Browns is the weather will favor the running game and that is an area that has been a non-starter for this team. Meanwhile, the Bears have Matt Forte and a healthy Jay Cutler in the lineup along with a pair of big talented receivers in their own right with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The Bears are well suited to play a game in the cold at least on offense and the Browns defense will have a steep test.
Browns Inactives – QB Alex Tanney, RB Willis McGahee, G John Greco, OT Martin Wallace, OT Reid Fragel, TE Keavon Milton, TE Andre Smith
Bears Inactives - DL Christian Tupou, DECornelius Washington, OL James Brown, OL Jonathan Scott, S Sean Cattouse, QB J. Palmer, LB Lance Briggs