Bears (3-0) vs. Browns (2-1)
WHEN: Tonight, 8 o’clock
WHERE: Soldier Field, Chicago
TV/RADIO: Channel 3; WMMS 100.7-FM
2006 RECORDS: Browns 4-12; Bears 13-3, lost to Colts in Super Bowl
LAST WEEK: Browns beat Broncos 17-16; Bears beat San Francisco 31-28
SERIES: Browns lead 15-7
LAST PRESEASON MEETING: Bears won 20-7 last year in Cleveland
COACHES: Romeo Crennel is 10-22 with Browns and overall; Lovie Smith is 31-21 with Bears and overall
BROWNS UPDATE: QB Charlie Frye will make his third start of the preseason. He went 5-for-7 for 68 yards and a 102.1 rating vs. the Broncos and should solidify his status as the opening-day starter with a good effort tonight.
• Derek Anderson is barely hanging on in the battle for the starting spot while fighting for a roster spot. He will follow Frye and hasn’t led a touchdown drive in the preseason.
• Rookie Brady Quinn will be the third quarterback to play and could see extensive action. He is 20-for-31 for 236 yards, three TDs and a 119.8 rating in two games.
• Crennel said the starters who are healthy will play, but he didn’t say for how long.
• K Phil Dawson is 4-for-6 on field goals in the preseason.
• Braylon Edwards leads Browns receivers with six catches.
• Rookie CB Eric Wright, who started the first three games, officially passed veteran Kenny Wright on the depth chart.
• G Eric Steinbach, RT Kevin Shaffer, LB Andra Davis, FB Lawrence Vickers and DE Orpheus Roye won’t play, but the team’s hoping they’ll be back for the opener.
BEARS UPDATE: Chicago is 3-0 in the preseason for the first time since 1994, when it went 4-0.
• LB Lance Briggs was involved in a one-car accident early Monday morning, but wasn’t injured. He crashed his Lamborghini and left the scene.
• QB Rex Grossman is 30-for-41 for 320 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for a 91.5 rating.
• RB Cedric Benson, who took over the starting duties from Thomas Jones, has 80 yards and a TD on 34 carries.
• Rookie TE Greg Olsen has six catches for 68 yards.
• Devin Hester, who set an NFL record with six return TDs as a rookie in 2006, is making the transition from reserve cornerback to offensive specialist, where he’ll line up at several positions.
• The Bears ranked fifth in total defense last year, allowing 294.1 yards per game.