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Throwback Thursday: Browns-Bears meet for 13th straight preseason finale

For the 13th-straight year, the Browns and Bears will meet in the preseason finale as Cleveland hosts Chicago Thursday night.

And as Cleveland prepares for its season opener at Philadelphia next week, head coach Hue Jackson says the team's starters will make an appearance.

"We are going to play our guys. You asked the question, we are going to play our guys. I feel comfortable that we need to play our starters on both sides of the ball," he said Monday. "Now, how much they play, that is yet to be determined by me, but I think we are going to play them because we need to play. We need to get better as a football team as we continue to move forward."

In that span of 13 years, the Browns are 6-6 against the Bears but hold a 19-12 advantage over Chicago in the all-time preseason series. Last year, Cleveland fell at Chicago, 24-0, after victories in 2014 and 2013.

In their regular season meeting in 2013, the Bears defeated the Browns 38-31 on a chilly December day in which Chicago used a 21-point fourth quarter to notch a win at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Thursday.

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