Griffin's night might have been over after the second possession, but the Bears fumbled a punt, giving Cleveland the ball at the Chicago 18.
Following a dismal performance last week at Tampa Bay, Browns coach Hue Jackson felt his starters needed more playing time before his team takes on Philadelphia in 10 days. He was willing to risk the potential for injuries so his players could carry some confidence into Week 1.
This may give them a little.
Cleveland's first-string offense - the defense came out after one series - didn't exactly dominate the Bears backups, and Griffin, who connected on several deep passes in the first three exhibitions, only completed one pass to a wide receiver.
Still, Jackson was pleased with his team's effort.
"Yeah, they got the work in that I wanted," he said. "We started slow, though. We have to start a little faster."
Unlike Jackson, Bears coach John Fox rested his starters, allowing him and his staff to get a longer look at some of the players fighting for roster spots.
Gould's field goals were from 27, 30 and 43 yards.
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