[Nam Y. Huh]
THREE MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
1. On the first play of the second half, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tipped a pass from Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky to himself and rumbled 37 yards on the return. The turnover was wiped out, however, after Carl Nassib was penalized for lining up offsides. The Bears retained possession and Jordan Howard eventually capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 13-3.
2. Keeping with the theme of the Browns being their own worst enemy, Cleveland had a chance to at least tie things at 6-6 late in the first half in the red zone. Instead, rookie QB DeShone Kizer tried to hit Josh Gordon on a double move down the right side. Bears corner Kyle Fuller didn't bite Gordon's fake and easily picked off Kizer's pass, which was badly overthrown, in the end zone.
3. After Trubisky made it 20-3 with a 4-yard TD run with 3:33 left in the third quarter, the Browns were close to answering. Kizer hit Rashard Higgins for a 17-yard gain down to the Bears' 3-yard line, but linebacker Danny Trevathan stripped Higgins at the end of the play and Prince Amukamara recovered the fumble to turn the Browns away once gain.