1:00 PM ET, November 5, 2006
Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
CHICAGO (AP) -- The 1972 Dolphins can breathe a little easier. And once again, they can thank a current Miami team for it.Although Dan Marino was nowhere to be found this time, the Dolphins once again upset Chicago to spoil the Bears' bid for a perfect season.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Bears looked complacent, lacking focus both offensively and on special teams, and were doomed by six turnovers. At times, Chicago looked intimidated by the relentless speed of Miami as well as the Dolphins' determined effort in all phases. The Bears offensive line was a step slow all day against the athletic defensive front seven of Miami. Jason Taylor (above) was outstanding all day making plays versus the run, pressuring the quarterback and scoring a touchdown on an interception return.
Rex Grossman looked timid, never setting his feet to throw and he tossed up some terrible passes, including three interceptions, plus fumbling the ball, giving Miami a short field. Grossman's mistakes were too many for the Chicago defense to overcome, costing the Bears the game.
Berrian said his ribs are not broken and the injury was not caused by a hit. "I just fell on it kind of weird," he said. ... Miami cornerback Eddie Jackson limped off the field with about a minute left in the game. ... Bears CB Dante Wesley injured a knee in the first quarter.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.4||4.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||14:56||Robbie Gould 38 Yd |
Drive: 14 plays, 68 yds, 6:41
|TD||4:13||Marty Booker 5 Yd Pass From Joey Harrington (Olindo Mare Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 6 yds, 1:25
|TD||4:28||Jason Taylor 20 Yd Interception Return (Olindo Mare Kick)||14||3|
|TD||13:03||Muhsin Muhammad 30 Yd Pass From Rex Grossman (Robbie Gould Kick) |
Drive: 6 plays, 86 yds, 3:01
|TD||1:47||Wes Welker 6 Yd Pass From Joey Harrington (Olindo Mare Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 12 yds, 1:27
|FG||13:58||Robbie Gould 38 Yd |
Drive: 4 plays, 3 yds, :54
|TD||5:00||Chris Chambers 24 Yd Pass From Joey Harrington (Olindo Mare Kick) |
Drive: 1 plays, 24 yds, :08
|FG||13:51||Olindo Mare 20 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 56 yds, 4:44