NFL Score: Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears Live Coverage on NFLN - The Miami Dolphins just came out of their most recent game battered and bruised but they are all ready and determined to win this matchup against the Chicago Bears in a Thursday night clash at the NFL Season 2010. The game will be held live at the Sun Life Stadium , Miami Gardens, Florida.
Meanwhile, Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long is expected to start Thursday night against the Chicago Bears, barring a setback prior to game time, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.
Third-stringer Tyler Thigpen finished up the 29-17 win over the Titans and went 4-for-6 for 64 yards and a touchdown in a sharp relief effort. The fourth-year pro is the favorite to be under center against the Bears, with newly-signed journeyman Patrick Ramsey in line to serve as the backup.
The Dolphins could turn more to Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams and the ground game, but that also poses problems. Chicago is second in rush defense at 82.3 yards and limited All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson to a season-low 51 yards on 17 carries Sunday.
On the other hand, Chicago Bears linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will miss Thursday night’s game against the Dolphins in Miami because of a knee problem.
The Bears limited Minnesota’s dysfunctional offense to 240 yards and intercepted Brett Favre three times in another impressive display from a unit that’s yielded the second-fewest points and fourth-fewest yards in the league.
Chicago’s formidable defense has been instrumental to the team’s success and will try to force Thigpen into making mistakes. The Bears, second in scoring defense at 16.2 points, fourth in total defense at 311.6 yards and first in turnovers with 24, intercepted Brett Favre three times in Sunday’s 27-13 win over Minnesota.
With their game series history, the Dolphins lead the all-time series with the Bears, 7-3, including a 31-13 road victory when the teams last met, in 2006. Bears head coach Lovie Smith is 0-1 in his career against the Dolphins. Sparano will be meeting both Smith and Chicago for the first time as a head coach.
Start checking the NFL Network now for the live coverage and telecast of the Miami Dolphins vs Chicago Bears which will start at exactly 8:20 pm ET, Thursday, November 18, 2010. You may also check the ESPN and GamePlan in your local channel listings now. Enjoy watching the game now.