Five Things I Think Will Happen:
- The Bears will continue their offensive progression, and this week Chase Claypool will be a big reason why. Claypool is a big-bodied receiver who can operate over the middle of the field, but lives on the barrier. He certainly won’t be able to operate the full playbook but I expect the Bears to use him enough to excite their fans.
- Tyreek Hill won’t get the Bears deep. Jaylen Waddle will dominate them underneath. Matt Eberflus will sit Eddie Jackson in centerfield and Jackson will pick off Tua early. After that the Miami quarterback will pepper short crosses to Waddle and Waddle’s speed/YAC will wreak havoc on the Bears. 11 catches. 141 yards. 2 touchdowns.
- This is a good Dolphins run defense. And the Bears will still eclipse 150 yards rushing.
- It won’t quite be “The Trevis Gipson Game” but he will swarm Tua’s blindside consistently and create a game-changing sack fumble in the fourth quarter.
- Cairo Santos makes a 51-yard field goal as the clock expires.
Chicago Bears 29, Miami Dolphins 27