Poll: NFL Week 7 Matchup – Who Wins the Dolphins or Bears in Chicago?

FBN-BEARS-DOLPHINS


NFL Week 7 Capsule – Dolphins vs Bears

MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-3) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-3)

SERIES

DOLPHINS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 7-4
STREAKS 2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Philbin: 0-0 Trestman: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 27-24 vs. Packers W 27-13 at Falcons
LAST GAME 11/18/10: Bears 16 at Dolphins 0. Chicago RB Matt Forté rushes for 97 yards. Bears DE Julius Peppers records 3 sacks as defense holds Miami to 187 net yards in shutout.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/5/06: Dolphins 31, Bears 13. Miami QB Joey Harrington throws 3 TD passes. Dolphins defense forces 3 fumbles & records 3 INTs, including 20-yard INT-TD by DE Jason Taylor.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Mia.), 92 (Chi.). XM: 226 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING Tannehill: 113-186-1146-8-5-81.5 Cutler: 156-229-1676 (2C)-13 (2C)-6-97.4
RUSHING Miller: 63-330-5.2-3 Forté: 99-399-4.0-2
RECEIVING
  1. Wallace: 25-313-12.5-4
Forté (RB): 46 (1L)-376-8.2-1
OFFENSE 353.2 370.2
TAKE/GIVE -3 +2
DEFENSE 331.6 349.8
SACKS Vernon, Wake: 3.5 Young: 7 (1L)
INTs 3 tied: 1 Fuller (R): 3 (T1L)
PUNTING Fields: 43.9 O’Donnell: 44.2
KICKING Sturgis: 40 (13/13 PAT; 9/10 FG) Gould: 39 (15/16 PAT; 8/9 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: In past 2, QB RYAN TANNEHILL has completed 43 of 62 (69.4 pct.) for 522 yards & 4 TDs for 96.3 rating. Club is 13-1 (.929) when Tannehill has 90+ rating. Rushed for season-high 49 yards vs. GB…RB LAMAR MILLER has 292 scrimmage yards (225 rush, 67 rec.) & 3 rush TDs in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…In past 2 vs. NFC, WR MIKE WALLACE has 10 catches for 194 yards & 2 TDs, including 67 yards & TD last week vs. GB. Has TD catch in 5 of past 6. WR BRIAN HARTLINE (3,930) needs 70 rec. yards to become 7th player in club history to reach 4,000. Had 5 catches for 70 yards in last meeting. Rookie WR JARVIS LANDRY (Rd. 2, No. 63 overall) had career-highs in catches (6) & yards (75) & scored 1st career TD last week…DE CAMERON WAKE has 10 sacks in past 8 vs. NFC, including 1.5 vs. GB. Ranks 4th in club history with 55 sacks & needs 2 to surpass TRACE ARMSTRONG (56.5) for 3rd in team annals. LB OLIVIER VERNON has 10.5 sacks & FF in past 12…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 9 of past 11 starts vs. AFC. Is 2nd in NFC with 13 TD passes…In last meeting, RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for 97 yards & TD. In past 5 at home, has 797 scrimmage yards (159.4 per game), 499 rush yards (99.8 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rec., 2 rush). Last week, had 157 scrimmage yards (80 rush, 77 rec.) & 2 TDs. Leads NFL with 46 catches…WRs ALSHON JEFFERY (136 yards) & BRANDON MARSHALL (113) each had 100 rec. yards last week. Marshall played 2 years in Mia. & had 167 catches for 2,228 yards (2 1,000-yard seasons) with 9 TDs. Has 10 rec. TDs in past 10 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD. Since 2012, has 28 rec. TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 3 TDs in past 2 vs. AFC…Rookie CB KYLE FULLER is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs & 3+ FFs. DE WILLIE YOUNG leads NFL with 7 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. Has 11 INTs in past 17 at home. DE JARED ALLEN aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. with sack. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 129.5 sacks.

Bears vs Falcons Wednesday Injury Report

CHICAGO BEARS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

C Taylor Boggs (hamstring), LB Jon Bostic (back), LB Lance Briggs (ribs), T Jermon Bushrod (knee, ankle), S Ahmad Dixon (hamstring), RB Matt Forte (not injury related), LB Shea McClellin (hand), LB D.J. Williams (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

S Chris Conte (concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep), DT Jay Ratliff (concussion)

FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

C Roberto Garza (ankle)


ATLANTA FALCONS

Practice Report

DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

WR Harry Douglas (foot), WR Devin Hester (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE

Wednesday

G Justin Blalock (back), S Kemal Ishmael (ankle), WR Julio Jones (ankle), T Jake Matthews (ankle), LB Prince Shembo (knee)

NFL Week Six – Bears at Falcons who Takes Home this NFC Game?

Atlanta Falcons v Chicago Bears


NFL Week Six Capsule – Bears vs Falcons

CHICAGO BEARS (2-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3)

SERIES

BEARS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 13-12  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Trestman: 0-0 Smith: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 31-24 at Panthers L 30-20 at Giants
LAST GAME 9/11/11: Falcons 12 at Bears 30. Chicago RB Matt Forté records 158 scrimmage yards (68 rushing, 90 receiving) & 56-yard TD rec. Bears QB Jay Cutler has 312 passing yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/18/09: Falcons 21, Bears 14. Atlanta WR Roddy White has 4 receptions for 56 yards, including 40-yard TD. Atlanta S Thomas DeCoud records 2 INTs.
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 92 (Atl.). XM: 225 (Atl.).

 

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 130-191-1295-12 (T1C)-6-94.9 Ryan: 130-197-1579 (1C)-11 (T3C)-6-96.4
RUSHING Forté: 82-319-3.9-0 S. Jackson: 63-238-3.8-2
RECEIVING Forté (RB): 36 (2L)-299-8.3-1 J. Jones: 40 (1L)-552 (1L)-13.8-3
OFFENSE 348.6 434.6 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE +1 -2
DEFENSE 362.4 407.2
SACKS Young: 5 (T3L) 4 tied: 1
INTs Fuller (R): 3 (T1L) Ishmael, McClain: 1
PUNTING O’Donnell (R): 45.6 Bosher: 43.8
KICKING Gould: 32 (14/14 PAT; 6/7 FG) Bryant: 37 (19/19 PAT; 6/7 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 300+ yards & 2+ TDs. In last meeting, completed 22 of 32 (68.8 pct.) for 312 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.8 rating. Ties for NFC lead with 12 TD passes…In last game vs. Atl., RB MATT FORTÉ had 158 scrimmage yards (90 rec., 68 rush) & rec. TD (56 yards). Had 166 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 12 catches for 105 yards & TD…Since 2012, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 28 rec. TDs, tied for 2nd most in NFL.Is tied for 2nd in NFC this year with 5 rec. TDs. In past 3 games indoors, WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 21 catches for 398 yards (132.7 per game) & 3 TDs. Had 6 catches for 97 yards & TD last week. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT ties for NFC TE lead with 4 rec. TDs…Rookie CB KYLE FULLER is only player in NFL with 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs. DE JARED ALLEN has 2 sacks in 3 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2004, leads NFL with 128.5 sacks. Since 2012, CB TIM JENNINGS is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs. DE WILLIE YOUNG ranks 2nd in NFC with 5 sacks…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 at home vs. Chi. Is 38-10 (.792) at home in career with 98.7 rating. In 2014, is 2-0 at home completing 52 of 67 (77.6 pct.) for 734 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 142.2 rating. When Ryan starts & has 100+ rating, Falcons are 36-2 (.947)…In 12/11/06 meeting (with StL), RB STEVEN JACKSON had rush TD & rec. TD, 1 of 4 career games with both. RB ANTONE SMITH had 74-yard rec. TD last week. Has 6 career TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) & averages 50.3 yards per TD…WR JULIO JONES has 41 catches for 666 yards (133.2 per game) & 3 TDs in past 5 home games. Has 99+ rec. yards in all 5. WR RODDY WHITE aims for 3rd in row at home vs. Chi. with TD catch. PR-KR-WR DEVIN HESTER played 1st 8 seasons with Chi. & scored 33 TDs, incl. 19 return TDs…DE KROY BIERMANN had 50-yard INT-TD & sack in last meeting. Only player in team history with 50-yard INT-TD & sack in same game.

Monday NFL Week Six Lines – Bears Dogs vs Falcons This Sunday

Cleveland Browns v Pittsburgh Steelers

Date & Time Favorite Line Underdog Total
10/9 8:25 ET Indianapolis -2.5 At Houston 45.5
10/12 1:00 ET Denver -7.5 At NY Jets 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Cleveland -2 Pittsburgh 46.5
10/12 1:00 ET At Tennessee -6 Jacksonville
10/12 4:25 ET At Atlanta -3 Chicago 53.5
10/12 1:00 ET Green Bay -3.5 At Miami 48.5
10/12 1:00 ET Detroit -3 At Minnesota
10/12 1:00 ET At Cincinnati -6.5 Carolina Off
10/12 1:00 ET New England -3 At Buffalo Off
10/12 1:00 ET Baltimore -3 At Tampa Bay 43
10/12 4:05 ET San Diego -7 At Oakland 43
10/12 4:25 ET At Seattle -8.5 Dallas Off
10/12 4:25 ET At Arizona -3 Washington Off
10/12 8:30 ET At Philadelphia -2.5 NY Giants 50

Monday Night Football Line

10/13 8:30 ET San Francisco -3.5 At St. Louis 43.5

Four Turnovers Doom Bears in 31-24 Loss To Panthers

Chicago Bears v Carolina Panthers

The Bears held a 14-point edge at one point Sunday, but were unable to close and then fell victim to the turnover bug in a sick 31-24 loss to the Panthers.

Carolina won with a pair of big TD passes from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen.

Jay Cutler looked good early, but threw two interceptions, both of which were bad.

The first pick was thrown in double-coverage, while the other pick was a high pass in which Cutler was trying to go to Santonio Holmes.

Add in a huge Matt Forte fumble inside the Bears 25 in a tie game with less than five minutes to go, and it spelled doom for the Bears.

With the game tied at 24, Antoine Cason stripped Forte of the ball and the Panthers’ Kawaan Short recovered at Chicago’s 23. Six plays later, Newton found Olsen on a slant route for a 6-yard touchdown for the go-ahead score with 2:18 left.

The Panthers sealed the win when Short sacked Jay Cutler and Charles Johnson recovered.

Newton was 19 of 35 for 255 yards with two touchdown passes and one interception. Olsen had six catches for 72 yards.

Cutler was 28 of 36 for 289 yards with two TDs, but turned the ball over three times for the Bears, who drop to 2-3 on the year.

Overall it is a totally deflating loss which should have some huge ramifications for a staff that just can’t seem to get it right.

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