Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bears vs Dolphins Tonight

NFL Network hosts its second Thursday Night matchup this season as the Chicago Bears head for warmer weather to take on the Miami Dolphins.

Some say these are both playoff contending teams, but I beg to differ. I'll offer the Bears as contending for their division, and at 6-3, it's certainly turning into a two horse race in the NFC North (with the Packers also at 6-3). Playoff hopefuls? Sure, but there's still a lot of season to go and I'm not sold on the former Monsters of Midway doing any serious damage in the post-season...if they make it there.

The Dolphins on the other hand, are "contending" in the AFC East, the only division to house two 7-2 teams. At 5-4, Miami finds itself being left in the dust behind the New York Jets and New England Patriots, teams projected to make a strong run for, not only the playoffs, but the Super Bowl. Bottom line: the Fins need a win tonight. A loss conceivably puts them three games behind the division leaders and, with over half of the AFC sitting above .500, doesn't offer much solace for a team with playoff hopes.

Both teams are coming off of big wins, but something doesn't sit right with me when it comes to Miami. Maybe it's Tyler Thigpen, maybe it's their 1-3 record at home. Regardless, I think this will be a hard fought game between two good teams...and I mean good, not great, let's leave it at that. Perhaps the winner of this contest will make the best case for "playoff contender"...we shall see.

Bears 24 - Dolphins 16.


  1. You were right Alex! Bears had it tonight. I think they are the better team and will be going neck in neck with the Packers. I think the Bears will go on to show that they are able to compete but I suspect mediocrity from them.

    The Dolphins will have no chance in their division! Despite the Bills being there to make them look better too, Miami will be a team with a respectable record but not make the playoffs.

  2. I'm not so sure...there are three teams I'm wary of despite their record...the Bears, the Bucs, and the Jets...don't be surprised if these teams crumble when the season's on the line.


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