PHILADELPHIA, PA - AUGUST 25: Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns throws a pass in the first half against the Philadelphia Eagles during their pre season game on August 25, 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Both Colt McCoy and Jay Cutler could use a couple of productive series to gain some momentum going into the regular season
Week 4 of the NFL Preseason is usually much more about position battles than any kind of meaningful time for starters. However, the Chicago Bears and Cleveland Browns have both been subject to some hiccups, both at the end of last season and during this preseason. Avoiding injuries in the build-up to the first game of the season is key, but both teams might want to give more than just one series to QBs Jay Cutler and Colt McCoy, as well as running backs Peyton Hillis and Matt Forte.
Cutler and McCoy both look like roller coasters at this point, while Hillis and Forte will both be key to their teams this season. It couldn't hurt for any of these four guys to get a few extra snaps, provided they avoid injury. Otherwise, it's all about the position battles on Thursday night, with final roster cuts coming up shortly.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, September 1, 8:00 P.M. ET (7:00 P.M. local)
Location: Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Bears: WFLD Chicago (FOX)
Browns: WKYC 3 (NBC)
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Bears: WBBM Newsradio 780
Browns: WMMS 100.7 FM and WTAM 1100 AM
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