The Miami Dolphins will host t e Chicago Bears for a week six NFL battle on Sunday. Both the Dolphins and Bears are currently leading their respective divisions, and are in a playoff position. The two teams have not met since the 2014 season, a game that was won by the Dolphins, 27-14.
The Dolphins come into this game with a 3-2 record and sit in first place tie in the AFC East division. Miami got off to a 3-0 start this season, but have lost two straight games to the Patriots and Bengals. The Chicago Bears lost their season opener against the Green Bay Packers, but have won their previous three games. The Bears bring a 3-1 record into this contest and are in first place in the NFC North. The Bears are a 3.5 point favorite in this game.
Dolphins Offense Struggling
The Miami Dolphins are averaging just 19.8 points per game this season, which is the fifth worst scoring average in the NFL. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill has completed just 65 percent of his passes this season, and has thrown five costly interceptions. Tannehill has also been sacked eleven times already this season, and this could be costly in the game against the Bears.
The Dolphins defense has been impressive this season, despite being ranked in the middle of the pack in average points allowed. Miami leads the NFL with ten interceptions so far this season, and Xavien Howard has three of those interceptions to lead the league. Linebacker Kiko Alonso has recorded 50 tackles so far this season, which is the second most in the league. The Miami Dolphins defense will be tested in this game.
Bears Defense Dominating Opponents
Speaking of team defense, the Bears have been shutting down opposing offenses this season. Chicago has given up just 16.3 points per game this season, which is the second-best mark in the NFL. The Bears defense has recorded 18 sacks this season through their first four games, and have also intercepted eight passes. Look for Khalil Mack to have another dominating performance and force Ryan Tannehill into several mistakes in this game.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has shown improvement this season, and had a career day in a week four victory over the Buccaneers. Trubisky threw a whopping six touchdowns in that game to lead the Bears to a 48-10 victory. The Bears have a ton of playmakers on the field, led by Tarik Cohen and Jordan Howard.
Bears Blow Out Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins got off to a great start this season, but have looked bad in the last two weeks. The Dolphins offense has struggled to move the ball, and things won’t be easy for them in this game. Look for Ryan Tannehill to struggle in this game against a tough Bears defense.
Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense looked sharp in week four, and they should have the same success against the Dolphins. Chicago looks like a playoff team this season, and they will beat the Dolphins soundly in this game. Bet the Chicago Bears -3.5 over the Miami Dolphins.