As Thursday night games go this might not be the most watchable – however it should be interesting and both sides will be keen to grab a win which will keep their seasons on track in tough divisions.
The Dolphins are down to their 3rd string QB with Chad Pennington only lasting 2 plays last Sunday and Chad Henne being doubtful with a knee injury he picked up in the game. Still Tyler Thigpen looked quite composed against the Titans when thrown in and given he will have come on from the game his inclusion might not be the handicap it would appear. Still he will have his hands full with a mean looking Chicago defense, which looks to be improving every game, and this would point towards a fairly low scoring game.
Chicago despite having undoubted quality at QB in Jay Cutler are struggling on offense and it is a bit of a surprise that they are 6-3 in the tough NFC North however all but one of their wins has came against losing teams and they have only won two games by more than a touch down.
We are not convinced by the Bears and tend to agree with the odds makers that Miami are 2 point favourites. We will be having a small wager on the Dolphins at -2 and a small bet on below 39 points total.
Our prediction is a Miami win by 3-7 points.
- Miami Dolphins Vs. Chicago Bears: Tyler Thigpen’s Chance to Shine (bleacherreport.com)