Bears (3-1) at Dol­phins (3-2)

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - NEWS - Ant­wan Sta­ley

Sun­day, 1 p.m. ET, Hard Rock Sta­dium, Mi­ami

TV: Fox

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: by 3

Bears’ keys to vic­tory: The last time QB Mitchell Tru­bisky saw the field, he had a record-set­ting day in Chicago’s 48-10 win over the Buc­ca­neers, throw­ing for 354 yards and six touch­downs. Con­sid­er­ing the Dol­phins’ in­abil­ity to pres­sure passers, Tru­bisky should be able to com­plete plenty of short passes to his re­ceivers. Also, RB Tarik Co­hen’s game-break­ing speed should be an ef­fec­tive weapon for Chicago. The Bears de­fense has been even more out­stand­ing. It ranks among the league lead­ers in yards al­lowed per game (294.8).

Dol­phins’ keys to vic­tory: QB Ryan Tan­nehill will need to take care of the foot­ball — he turned it over twice, and both mis­takes were re­turned for TDs in the se­cond half of Mi­ami’s 27-17 loss to the Ben­gals in Week 5. One was an in­ter­cep­tion that bounced off TE Durham Smythe. The other was a fum­ble. The de­fense is giv­ing up nearly 400 yards per game, though it has man­aged to limit the points dam­age to a rel­a­tively low 23.4 pergame aver­age.

Matchup to watch: Bears’ front seven vs. Dol­phins’ of­fen­sive line. In­juries have wracked the Dol­phins’ O-line; C Daniel Kil­gore and G Josh Sit­ton are both out for the sea­son. So it will be in­ter­est­ing to see whether they can block LB Khalil Mack and the Bears’ tough de­fen­sive front.

Who wins? The Dol­phins have a ton of in­juries, and the Bears de­fense is one of the best in the NFL. Also, the Bears of­fense should be able to move the ball against the Dol­phins de­fense, which per­formed poorly in the se­cond half against the Ben­gals.

Bears, 27-17 Bears

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