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Bears-Dolphins prediction

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Dan Parr
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By Dan Parr

With Devin Hester returning kickoffs and punts, Chicago has an advantage on special teams and the Bears should be in this game as long as the defense plays close to as well as it did against Minnesota.

It's the Bears' offense that concerns me. The offensive line has shown some improvement over the past couple weeks, but Dolphins defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is going to attack it with blitzes out of his 3-4 base and that could cause some problems for the front five and QB Jay Cutler.

When Cutler, or any other quarterback for that matter, doesn't have time to let plays develop and find an open man, things can go downhill in a hurry, and Cutler can be reckless even when he has time to throw. The offense keeps the Bears from winning their third in a row.

Prediction: Dolphins 20, Bears 17

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