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Pre-Gamer: Bears at Dolphins

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    NEWSLETTERS

    With very little rest from Sunday's win over the Vikings, the Bears head into Miami as a one-point favorite against the beleagured Dolphins. What do you need to know for the game?

    Cutler was runn-ing: In the last two games, Jay Cutler has learned the art of the scramble. Instead of crumbling at the sight of a defensive end bearing down, Cutler has used holes to run and get the Bears first downs. He has 63 yards on the ground in the last two games, and with the Dolphins having the second-best sackman in the league in Cameron Wake, look for more scrambles out of Cutler tonight.

    Wildcat time: And no, we're not talking about the purple marquee sitting at Clark and Addison. The Dolphins are big fans of the wildcat formation, where the running back lines up behind center and takes the snap directly. The Bears will handle this by defending with an eight-man front.

    Record-setting game? Devin Hester and Brian Urlacher are both on the verge of setting records. Hester is tied with Brian Mitchell for NFL's most kick return (both punting and kickoff) touchdowns. He would love to break that record tonight on national television and in his hometown. With four tackles, Brian Urlacher will pass Mike Singletary and become the Bears all-time leading tackler.

    Injury report: Injuries have hit Miami hard this week. Starting QB Chad Henne is doubtful, and center Joe Berger and safety Chris Clemons are not playing. For the Bears, linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will not play because of a knee injury. Nick Roach will start in his place.

    Television time: Though this game will be carried nationally on the NFL Network, don't fret if you don't subscribe to that channel. It will air locally on WGN.

    History lesson: The Bears are 3-7 with the Dolphins.The last time the Bears were in Miami, they lost in the Super Bowl to the Colts.

    Weather:
    The high for tonight is a balmy 66 degrees with a 20 percent chance of rain.