(CLEVELAND) — Jay Cutler made his first start since Nov. 10 and the Bears (8-6) won their second straight game after beating the Browns (4-10) 38-31 on Sunday.
Cutler tossed two early interceptions, but shook off the rust and finished with three touchdowns in the shootout win over Cleveland.
Cutler finished 22 of 31 for 265 yards and hit Earl Bennett with 5:41 left in the game for the go-ahead touchdown.
“Had some throws that were high,” Cutler said. “Guys rallied around me, they played really well. It was good getting back out there, a really good team win.”
Matt Forte rushed for 127 yards and Brandon Marshall had 95 yards with a touchdown in the win.
“He’s been doing all year when he was in there,” Marshall said of having Cutler back. “We expected the win, we expected it would be a little rough, and we came out on top.”
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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