The Cleveland Browns wrapped up their preseason against the Chicago Bears.
The Cleveland Browns finished their preseason by taking on the Chicago Bears. With the final cut-down day coming on Tuesday, the Browns have to make sure they get the right 53 names down on the roster. That means 27 names won’t be on this team come Wednesday. So a few dozen men will be trying to vie for a few final spots on the squad, and the Bears game was their final audition.
There were some guys who really showed up and a lot of guys who really didn’t. Overall, this game was a mess. The first team guys who did play didn’t play great. They got pushed around on both sides of the ball. The secondary wasn’t able to stop Justin Fields and the offense was perpetually coming up short behind Jacoby Brissett.
Things changed when Joshua Dobbs came in, and the offense was able to actually make some moves, but it was mostly against second and third-teamers, so while it was impressive, it isn’t exactly the most eye-opening of performances.
Yes, the Browns didn’t play a few major names. That’s obvious, but at any point, these stars that fans just assume will be there, may not. Injuries don’t care if you’re an All-Pro and if you don’t have viable and healthy backups, then you’re going to be in for a long season because eventually everyone gets hurt.
The team’s overall play was concerning, and there’s no disputing that.
The final score saw the Bears win, 21-20.