Thursday Night Football, Dolphins vs Bears: Game Capsule

CHICAGO BEARS (6-3) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-4)

SERIES

 

BEARS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

7-3

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 0-1

Sparano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-13 vs. Vikings

W 29-17 vs. Titans

LAST GAME

11/5/06: Dolphins 31 at Bears 13.  Miami defense forces 6 turnovers as Dolphins hand Chicago 1st loss of season after 7-0 start.  RB Ronnie Brown rushes for 157 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/9/02: Dolphins 27, Bears 9.  Miami RB Ricky Williams becomes 1st player in 22 seasons to post back-to-back 200-yard rushing games with 216 yards & 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Bob Papa, Matt Millen, Joe Theismann, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 125 (Chi.), 126 (Mia.).  XM: 124 (WW1), 102 (Chi.), 103 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 150-246-1,908-12-9-86.2

Henne: 195-305-2,140-9-11-79.4 OR

Thigpen: 6-12-79-1-1-64.2

RUSHING

Forté: 125-470-3.8-3

R. Brown: 113-444-3.9-3

RECEIVING

Knox: 32-617-19.3-1

Marshall: 55 (3C)-652-11.9-1

OFFENSE

297.3

344.3

TAKE/GIVE

+3

-5

DEFENSE

301.9 (3C)

314.1

SACKS

Idonije: 5

Wake: 8.5 (1C)

INTs

D. Moore: 4

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Maynard: 38.7

Fields: 43.9

KICKING

Gould: 59 (17/17 PAT; 14/18 FG)

D. Carpenter: 80 (2L) (14/14 PAT; 22/25 FG)

NOTES

BEARS:  QB JAY CUTLER passed for 307 yards in only meeting (11/2/08 with Den.).  Has 1,008 passing yards (336 per game) in 3 Thurs. night games.  When Cutler has 100+ rating, his teams are 17-0...RB MATT FORTÉ had 8 catches for 120 yards in last Thurs. night game (11/12/09 at SF).  RB CHESTER TAYLOR rushed for 80 yards & 2 TDs in last game vs. Mia. (11/19/06 with Min.)...WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 92-yard KR-TD in last game at Mia. (SB XLI).  Leads NFL in PR avg. (16.7) & is tied for NFL lead with 2 PR-TDs.  Has 13 combined KR-PR TDs (9 PR, 4 KR), tied for most in NFL history (BRIAN MITCHELL).  Had TD catch last week.  WR JOHNNY KNOX had 5 catches for 90 yards vs. Min.  TE GREG OLSEN aims for 3rd in row with TD catch...DE JULIUS PEPPERS had FF in last meeting (11/19/09 with Car.).  LB BRIAN URLACHER has 21 tackles & FF in 2 career meetings.  LB LANCE BRIGGS had INT last week.  S CHRIS HARRIS aims for 3rd in row with INT.

DOLPHINS:  QB TYLER THIGPEN had 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 141.7 passer rating last week.  Thigpen has 17 TDs vs. 11 INTs as starter...In only career mtg. vs. Chi., RB RONNIE BROWN had 157 rush yards on 29 att. (5.4 avg.).  RB RICKY WILLIAMS had 119 rush yards in last Thurs. night game (11/19/09 at Car.)...WR BRANDON MARSHALL had 68-yard TD rec. in only game vs. Bears (w/ Den. on 11/25/07).  WR DAVONE BESS is tied for NFL-high w/ 20 rec. on 3rd-down.  In past 2, WR BRIAN HARTLINE is averaging 91.5 receiving yards per game (183 total)...TE ANTHONY FASANO had career-best 107 rec. yards last week, 1st Mia. TE to reach 100 rec. yards since '03 (RANDY MC MICHAEL)...Rookie S RESHAD JONES (5th round, No. 163) had 1st career sack & 1st career INT last wk.

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