Good, bad and best: How Bears fared in their 20-3 win vs. the Browns

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Benny Cunningham runs past the Browns on Sunday. (Getty Images)

Some weeks are better than others for the Bears:

Good week

The Bears’ defensive backs produced three takeaways during Sunday’s 20-3 win against the Browns — two in the end zone. Cornerback Kyle Fuller intercepted DeShone Kizer in the second quarter in the south end zone, and safety Prince Amukamara –recovered a fumble in the north end zone toward the end of the third quarter.

Slot cornerback Bryce Callahan picked off Kizer in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Fuller has two interceptions in the last four games. Amukamara is still awaiting his first with the team.

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Bad week

The Bears’ only egregious mistake Sunday — short of canceling frisbee dogs at halftime to shovel the field — came when the Browns partially blocked Mike Nugent’s missed extra point after their first touchdown. The Bears’ third kicker this season, Nugent now has missed two extra points in eight tries.

Robbie Gould, by contrast, has missed two in 26 tries this year.

Best week

Third-stringer Benny Cunningham, who plays almost exclusively in the team’s third-down package because of his pass-blocking prowess, had more yards than either of the Bears’ other two ballyhooed backs.

Cunningham’s two catches for 66 yards were his most since the Rams’ first game of the 2015 season, in which he caught four balls for 77 yards.

Cunningham’s 40-yard screen was the Bears’ longest play of the game. His 22-yarder was the fourth-longest. Both converted third downs on eventual touchdown drives.


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