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
BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (9), PASS (24).
BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (1), PASS (9).
DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (22), PASS (28).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (20), PASS (20).
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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