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The Miami Dolphins kick off their 2015 preseason schedule tonight with a contest against the Chicago Bears. We get you ready for the game.

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The Miami Dolphins' 2015 season reaches its first game - albeit a preseason contest - tonight when they kickoff against the Chicago Bears. The starters will not play much tonight, and the game does not really count, but it is Miami Dolphins football, and it gets us one step closer to the regular season.

Tonight's game will mark the first time the Bears and Dolphins have faced each other since Miami went into Soldier Field last October and beat Chicago 27-14 in Week 7. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw for 277 yards with two touchdowns in the game, while running back Lamar Miller added 61 yards on 18 carries with a score.

The goal for tonight's contest, for both teams, is to come out of the game healthy, and with a closer look at some of the reserve players on the roster. The starters will exit the game quickly, and from then on, it is all about players trying to impress coaches and climb up the depth chart.

Dolphins at Bears
Preseason Week 1
August 13, 2015

Game Time: 8pm ET

Location: Soldier Field, Chicago

Weather: 83°F, Partly Cloudy

TV channel: WFOR (CBS/4) - Miami; WTVX (CW/34) - West Palm Beach; WBBH (NBC/2) - Fort Myers; WRDQ (27) - Orlando; Chicago area channels

TV Announcers: Dolphins - Dickstockton, Bob Griese, Nat Moore; Bears - Sam Rosen, Jim Miller

Online Streaming: NFL Game Pass is probably your best bet for a (legal) stream. It costs for the susbscription, but will give you all of the preseason games live (if they are not on NFL Network) for the year, plus you will have the replays of all regular season games, to include the coaches film for the games.

Odds: Bears -1

Opposing Blog: Windy City Gridiron | Twitter: @WindyCGridiron

Phinsider on Twitter: @ThePhinsider

Phinsider on Facebook: Facebook.com/ThePhinsider

All-time Head-to-Head: 8-4 Dolphins (Regular season)

Last Matchup: Dolphins 27-14 @ Chicago (Week 7, 2014)

Current Streak: Dolphins 1 win (2014)

2015 Dolphins Schedule

PSW1: Aug 13 - @ Chicago Bears
PSW2: Aug 22 - @ Carolina Panthers
PSW3: Aug 29 - vs. Atlanta Falcons
PSW4: Sept 3 - vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

W1: Sep 13 - @ Washington Redskins
W2: Sep 20 - @ Jacksonville Jaguars
W3: Sep 27 - vs. Buffalo Bills
W4: Oct 4 - vs. New York Jets (London)
W5: BYE W6: Oct 18 - @ Tennessee Titans
W7: Oct 25 - vs. Houston Texans
W8: Oct 29 - @ New England Patriots (TNF)
W9: Nov 8 - @ Buffalo Bills
W10: Nov 15 - @ Philadelphia Eagles
W11: Nov 22 - vs. Dallas Cowboys
W12: Nov 29 - @ New York Jets
W13: Dec 6 - vs. Baltimore Ravens
W14: Dec 14 - vs. New York Giants (MNF)
W15: Dec 20 - @ San Diego Chargers
W16: Dec 27 - vs. Indianapolis Colts
W17: Jan 3 - vs. New England Patriots