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David Haugh: Bears avoid losing to winless Browns, but real victory will come when change occurs

A bad Bears team beating one of the NFL's worst teams in years Sunday at Soldier Field changed nothing but the mood at Halas Hall.

But given everything swirling in the air around the Bears lately - besides the snow - coach John Fox relished a 20-3 rout over the Browns that offered a respite from speculation long enough for everyone to enjoy Christmas.

"That meant a lot to the guys in the locker room," Fox said about Bears players committed to playing hard for a guy who likely coached his last game on the

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