PFT predictions ... both Dolphins victories.
Bears at Dolphins
Florio’s take: A quarter of a century after the Bears took an unbeaten record to Miami and emerged with their only loss of the year, the Bears are back in town. Though Miami has plenty of injury issues right now, the battle-tested Dolphins have enough horses to take down a Chicago team that simply isn’t as good as its 6-3 record suggests.
Florio’s pick: Dolphins 24, Bears 16.
Rosenthal’s take: Everything sets up well here for the Bears. Their defense looks like a balanced, top-five unit. They are coming off their best game of the year. On paper, they should shut down new Miami starting QB Tyler Thigpen -– especially with tackle Jake Long not at 100%. Despite all that, I still think the Dolphins are a tougher, smarter squad overall.
Rosenthal’s pick: Dolphins 20, Bears 17.