Final

Bears 13

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Browns 33

(1-3, 1-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, August 28, 2014

FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH 

1 2 3 4 T
CHI 3 10 0 013
CLE 7 10 9 733

Top Performers

Passing: D. Fales (CHI) - 146 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: I. Crowell (CLE) - 13 CAR, 102 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Bellamy (CHI) - 4 REC, 78 YDS

Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel pace Browns in preseason finale

Associated Press

CLEVELAND -- Brian Hoyer drove Cleveland's starting offense to a rare preseason touchdown before turning things over to rookie Johnny Manziel in the Browns' 33-13 exhibition win over the Chicago Bears on Thursday night.

Hoyer and Cleveland's offensive starters needed a boost after struggling in the preseason as they learn a new system. Hoyer went 6 of 8 for 69 yards on the opening drive against Chicago's backups before Ben Tate scored on a 1-yard run.

It was just the second TD for Cleveland's first-team offense this summer and a confidence builder for Hoyer, who barely beat out Manziel for the starting job.

Manziel threw a TD pass, finished 6 of 17 for 83 yards, ran for 55 and did some typical Johnny Football improvising.

Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes caught a 32-yard TD pass from rookie David Fales and returned a punt 30. Holmes only signed with the Bears on Aug. 16.

Rookie running back Isaiah Crowell had a 48-yard TD and finished with 102 for the Browns (1-3). Billy Cundiff made four field goals.

Browns coach Mike Pettine had little choice but to play his starters in the fourth preseason game following a horrific performance in a loss to St. Louis.

Hoyer and Cleveland's offense were desperate for a positive of any kind with the season opener against Pittsburgh just 10 days away. And although the early TD came against Chicago's second- and third-stringers, the first unit's 13-play, 85-yard march was something to build upon.

On Wednesday, the Browns learned they'll be without Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon, suspended for the season for another violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. Cleveland loses its best player and only deep threat.

The Browns could be forced to trade for a wide receiver. But Nate Burleson should help. He played for the first time in the preseason and caught a 27-yarder from Manziel, who was at his Johnny Football finest on the play in the second quarter.

Manziel danced around in the backfield, dodging several Bears before throwing a strike to Burleson, who has been slowed by a hamstring injury. That play set up Manziel's 1-yard toss to tight end Jim Dray.

Bears coach Marc Trestman rested starting quarterback Jay Cutler and backup Jimmy Clausen, giving Fales, a sixth-round pick from San Jose State, a chance to convince the Bears they should carry three QBs.

Fales made a good case for himself, finishing 13 of 24 for 146 yards.

Holmes is trying to catch on with the Bears after four turbulent seasons with the Jets. He was released in March following two sub-par, injury-plagued seasons. The 2009 Super Bowl MVP with Pittsburgh hasn't played a complete season since 2011, and made just 43 receptions in the past two seasons.

Holmes, 30, showed he's still got some breakaway speed on his TD grab. He hauled in a short pass from Fales, spun away from two Cleveland defenders, including rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert, and scampered into the end zone untouched for a 10-7 lead.

Bears rookie running back Jordan Lynch, a star quarterback at Northern Illinois, had 18 yards on six carries. He's a long shot to make Chicago's 53-man roster.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHI
CLE
1st Downs1129
Passing 1st downs
713
Rushing 1st downs
211
1st downs from penalties
25
3rd down efficiency
6-145-14
4th down efficiency
0-02-2
Total Plays5071
Total Yards187445
Yards per play3.76.3
Total Drives1111
Passing125225
Comp-Att
13-2416-33
Yards per pass
4.86.6
Interceptions thrown
10
Sacks-Yards Lost
2-211-7
Rushing62220
Rushing Attempts
2437
Yards per rush
2.65.9
Red Zone (Made-Att)0-12-5
Penalties9-746-77
Turnovers11
Fumbles lost
01
Interceptions thrown
10
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession25:0534:55

Passing Leaders

CHIC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Fales13/241466.1112-21
CLEC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Grossman4/88010.0000-0
Manziel6/17834.9101-7

Rushing Leaders

CHICARYDSAVGTDLG
Draughn10292.908
Lynch6183.008
CLECARYDSAVGTDLG
Crowell131027.8148
Manziel45513.8022

Receiving Leaders

CHIRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bellamy47819.5032
Holmes13232.0132
CLERECYDSAVGTDLG
Snead37525.0037
Gabriel23819.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHICLE
chiFG11:19Robbie Gould 39 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 59 yds, 3:41
30
cleTD5:01Ben Tate 1 Yd Run (Billy Cundiff Kick)
Drive info: 13 plays, 85 yds, 6:18
37
SECOND QUARTERCHICLE
chiTD13:01Santonio Holmes 32 Yd pass from David Fales (Robbie Gould Kick)
Drive info: 6 plays, 52 yds, 2:27
107
chiFG7:20Robbie Gould 23 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 8 plays, 35 yds, 3:25
137
cleTD4:54Jim Dray 1 Yd pass from Johnny Manziel (Billy Cundiff Kick)
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yds, 2:26
1314
cleFG0:13Billy Cundiff 22 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yds, 3:20
1317
THIRD QUARTERCHICLE
cleFG9:35Billy Cundiff 37 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 57 yds, 5:25
1320
cleFG5:05Billy Cundiff 47 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 52 yds, 3:24
1323
cleFG1:09Billy Cundiff 29 Yd Field Goal
Drive info: 7 plays, 66 yds, 2:48
1326
FOURTH QUARTERCHICLE
cleTD9:25Isaiah Crowell 48 Yd Run (Billy Cundiff Kick)
Drive info: 3 plays, 57 yds, 1:19
1333