Bears-Dolphins Capsule Preview

CHICAGO (3-1) at MIAMI (3-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE – Dolphins by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Chicago 3-1, Miami 3-2


SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 8-4

LAST MEETING – Dolphins won at Bears 27-24, Oct. 19, 2014

LAST WEEK — Dolphins lost at Bengals 27-17; Bears had bye, beat Bucs 48-10 on Sept. 30

AP PRO32 RANKING – Bears No. 8, Dolphins No. 17





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Chicago owns sole possession of NFC North lead for first time since late in 2013. … Bears have won three straight, matching longest streak since 3-0 start in 2013. Another victory would give Chicago its longest run since winning six in row in 2012. … Bears have outscored opponents by 11.5 points per game, second best in NFL. … Bears have six-minute edge per game in time of possession. They’re plus-6 in turnovers, tied for second best. … Bears coming off most lopsided win since beating Jacksonville 41-3 on Oct. 7, 2012. Chicago also posted its highest point total since 51-20 romp over Tennessee on Nov. 4 that season. … QB Mitchell Trubisky threw for six touchdowns against Tampa Bay — one shy of NFL record held by Bears Hall of Famer Sid Luckman, seven others. Trubisky’s passer rating jumped from 77.8 to 101.6. … RB Tarik Cohen set career highs in yards receiving (121), yards from scrimmage (174) against Buccaneers. … LB Khalil Mack has five sacks, tied for NFL lead with four forced fumbles. He has at least one sack, forced fumble in each game. … Bears lead NFL with 4 1/2 sacks per game. … S Eddie Jackson has interceptions in past two games. … Bears WR Allen Robinson has 11 receptions for 237 yards, three TDs in two games against Miami while with Jacksonville. … Dolphins held Mack without sack when he and Raiders beat Miami 27-24 last year. … Dolphins rank third worst in yards and fifth worst in points. They have been outgained by 94 yards per game, which ranks third worst. … Miami has allowed 57 points in fourth quarter. … Miami is converting 31 percent of third downs, third worst in league. … Dolphins lead NFL with 10 interceptions. Xavien Howard leads team with three. They’re tied for second with 11 takeaways. … Miami LB Kiko Alonso ranks second in NFL with 50 tackles and also has two interceptions. … Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 277 yards, two scores in 2014 to beat Bears in his lone previous meeting. … Tannehill has passer rating of 126.6 in his past four home games. … Fantasy tip: Dolphins’ injury-depleted OL will be so concerned about Mack that it could free up LBs Danny Trevathan and Aaron Lynch, who have two sacks each.


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