Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins beat the Bears in overtime

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Everyone was betting against the Dolphins. But Brock Osweiler had other ideas.

On a day when Osweiler was the surprise starter in Miami, he led his team to an upset victory over a Bears defense that had looked like one of the best in the league — until Osweiler picked it apart.

Osweiler wasn’t great, making a few too many mistakes. But he threw for a career-high 380 yards as the Dolphins won 31-28 in overtime.

It was a wild, back-and-forth game that saw the Bears twice turne the ball over at the Dolphins’ 1-yard line, only to have the Dolphins return the favor with a fumble at the 1-yard line of their own in overtime. But after the Bears missed a field goal on the subsequent possession, the Dolphins had just enough time to get into range for a field goal of their own, and it was good.

Mitchell Trubisky was solid, with 22 completions in 31 attempts for 316 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. But the Bears’ defense, which has been so good until today, left plenty of receivers open, most notably Albert Wilson, who had a whopping 155 yards for Miami. Khalil Mack was no factor, with no sacks or turnovers after having at least one in every game until today.

For the Dolphins, the win improves their record to 4-2 and rights the ship after two straight losses. For the Bears, the loss drops them to 3-2, and represents a major missed opportunity.

83 responses to “Brock Osweiler and the Dolphins beat the Bears in overtime

  1. Just watched the Bears game. The worst announcer EVER. Every line was either hyperbole or hackneyed meaningless comments. Every long gain was followed by …“so and so is one of the best (receiver,back, tight end) to play this game.”

    Actual quotes – “the offense needs the ball to be effective”, “you never knows whats gonna happen on any given play” “if its meant to be, its meant to be”

  2. Up 8, late in the fourth question, the bears throw short into endzone for an interception when a field goal would have put them up 11.

  3. Glad I took the Phins and didn’t even need the 6 points.

    The Bears still Suck!

  4. Wow, what a game! And to think I’ve been trashing Brock. Very impressive for a last minute (“ext man up.”

    Now for a KC win tonight.

    Go Phins!

  5. I think they were not prepared to deal with that humidity at all… they looked gassed from the middle of the first quarter. Got to hand it to the Dolphins they had zero quit in them the whole game.

  6. Easy to win when refs take a TD away. (Trey Burton Pick called for PI) 14 point swing courtesy of the NFL. Fun game, but decided by refs once again. Bears defense didn’t help though. Osweiler is still garbage.

  7. Miami has just three tough games in their last ten, at the Packets and Vikings and the Pats at home.

  8. imonfire2niteoyeah says:
    October 14, 2018 at 4:42 pm
    Oh wow. A miami dolphin article?! About time PFT. Not one article all day during the game. Did someone forget about them? It was a fun game to watch. Shame on you. Pft.

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    That’s because Ostweiler was PFT’s “why is this guy still getting a job and Kaep is unemployed” whipping boy. Today’s game shows why he’s employed and the anti-American racist isn’t. Yet another PFT angle crushed….on to the next victim.

  9. But Mack was supposed to win this game single handedly. It’s ok, the refs stepped up and helped the Bears as much as they could.
    Still not enough, Go Fins!

  10. therealraider says:
    October 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Get used to it Bears fans. Mack will dominate one game and disappear the next.
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    How about the rest of the raiders? What’s their excuse?

  11. You people need to stop with the bench RT nonsense. Brock is a good back up just like Matt Moore was. But that is all!!! Gase needs to squash any QB contraversy in the presser.

  12. The bye week bit the Bears. A week without practice to party around Chicago hearing everyone say how great they are. You saw the lack of work carry over into turnovers and Charmin soft pass D. The coaches and veteran leaders need to learn some lessons from this game. I hope they do but Nagys body of work is too small to count on that yet.

  13. Not sure why Gase went to Drake and not Gore at the 1 but it all worked out in the end. My goodness where are my meds…

  14. “Miami has just three tough games in their last ten, at the Packets and Vikings and the Pats at home.”

    What about Matt Stafford and my beloved Lions next week? You just played five quarters, while they were resting.

  15. Gase not using Gore inside the 1 was reminiscent of Seattle in the Super Bowl. First class schmuck!
    Luckily they did show heart and played hard until the end. Big kick from the rookie and big games for many of Fins. A loss coupled with last week’s disaster would have been a huge blow. It’s scary to think what a top QB could do with the speedy weapons they have…

  16. Osweiller did have good pocket presence. I wouldn’t be opposed to having him start again next week.

  17. Nice start Bears, but it’s over. Now it’s time for The Lions to come charging for the division title. Green Bay last week was just the start of what you will see from Matty P & Co.

    ROAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #ONEPRIDE

  18. When Drake had his head down after he fumbled, his teammates was right there showing him support. They then responded and got the win. This was the type of game that brings a team closer together.

    We ride together!!!

    Nice win Dolphins!

  19. 26predator says:

    October 14, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    “Miami has just three tough games in their last ten, at the Packets and Vikings and the Pats at home.”

    What about Matt Stafford and my beloved Lions next week? You just played five quarters, while they were resting.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    You’re a Lions fan as much as Green bay is good……..

  20. I don’t know why the Bears ran on 3rd and 4 to settle for a 53 field goal. Didn’t you draft a QB with the Number 2 pick? And a wide receiver in the top ten? I knew when they ran it they would lose.

  21. Great Win for the Fins. They have a great record in close games and have to overcome the Refs bad calls every week. Yes, in this case, they made blatantly bad calls for both teams, but the phantom block in the back by Amendola and the tackling of Drake before the ball arrived were horrible, game changing calls. Any Bears fan that thinks THEY lost becuase of the Refs needs to have their head examined!! Tunsil owned Mack. The reason for the Win. He is PFFs 2nd best LT and he went out for NE and was out for Cincy.

  22. Foles and Bridgewater are only decent QBs in FA next year. Need a really good pick or trade. Speaking of bad calls today, what about the ridiculous PI call on Fitzpatrick. Problem is if the Fins have a season like 2016 then Gase will stick with what he has for ‘19 or sign some schmuck that played QB for him in the past regardless of how bad he really is…

  23. Let me get his straight Osweiler wasn’t great but won the game and threw for 388 with 3 tds 2 int as a backup thrown in against the “#1” D in he NFL but Trubinsky was solid in a loss with 312 and three tds and a pick?

  24. Bears deserved to lose. Defense was terrible, plus some really bad turnovers at critical points. I do enjoy the Packer fans ragging on the Bears. They are quite the juggernaut this year.
    As far as the Khalil Mack comments- he’s not going to be great every game, but he’s been a significant part of the defensive success this year. I feel sorry for the Raiders’ fans choking on their sour grapes. Their team is horrible and getting worse. And the way they draft, those picks won’t do a thing for them when they are drafting guys like Joseph, Cooper, and Conley in the first round. The good news for Oakland fans is that they soon won’t need to worry, since the Raiders will be leaving Oakland and the half-breeds that cheer for them.

  25. I really just feel bad for Broncos’ fans. If you’ve never seen a dog chase his own tail around a tree, watch John Elway operate a franchise. It’s the same thing.

  26. That was fun game to watch – ugly at times but fun !
    Osweiler is like Fitzepatrick – he’ll win you games he’s supposed to
    get destroyed in & look great then lose horribly against bad teams.
    As far as Tannehills “injury”…I’m not buying it – He’s looked HORRIBLE or typical
    depending on how you rate him & I think Gase may shelve him for the remainder of the season.

  27. The Bears are an avg team, but that’s still better than the basement dweller we thought they’d be. They will be battling Green Bay for 3rd place in the division.

  28. The Bears choked this game away in a pathetic manner. There were clearly overrated due to everyone’s love for Mack. The defense let Brock “The Goat” Osweiler tear them apart. Just pathetic.

  29. Anyone who watched that game knows that the Burton PI call was a total crock. I don’t want to sound like a stupid Lions fan, but the refs are the reason the Dolphins got back into the game. The Bears were on huge run scoring with every possession after halftime, but that’s the NFL I guess.

    The Bears are going to win the division, you wait.

    -Packer fan

  30. Bears come crashing back to earth. Beat by Oswaller? I thought this defense was the best in the league? Maybe not.

  31. Anyone who watched that game knows that the Burton PI call was a total crock. I don’t want to sound like a stupid Lions fan, but the refs are the reason the Dolphins got back into the game. The Bears were on huge run scoring with every possession after halftime, but that’s the NFL I guess.

    The Bears are going to win the division, you wait.

    -Packer fan

    Anyone who watched that game also saw a ton of non calls against the Bears.. Take it for what it was a good football game that had some missed calls for both teams.

  32. The tackling by the Bears secondary was atrocious. Jackson literally gave up on one of those long crossing routes. They were looking ahead to the Patriots game without looking at this game.

  33. NFL AGENDA

    Bears having a good season is imperative for ratings. You will see favorable calls for this team all season long. They can be dominant and probably should have won this game. Some might say this team should be 5-0. They will only improve. Count on them making the playoffs.

  34. The Bears defense didn’t show up today. Or maybe just so discouraged by the lack of holding calls against the Dolphins offensive line? Man, I know they were playing in Miami but c-mon man. Kalil Mack looked to be hurt to me. How can you be that dominate in 4 games, take a week off and come back and look like fish poop?…Too many penalties, fumbles, interceptions and just plane bad play calling. Why would you let your kicker try a 54 yard fg. when he stinks. I hope Nagy learns quickly. You have to be able to make 1st downs in crunch time.

  35. theyear0fthecat1 says:
    October 14, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    The Bears are going to win the division, you wait.

    -Packer fan

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    A Packers fan supporting the Bears? Now I have seen it all!!

  36. kabasaman says:
    October 14, 2018 at 9:17 pm
    The Bears defense didn’t show up today. Or maybe just so discouraged by the lack of holding calls against the Dolphins offensive line? Man, I know they were playing in Miami but c-mon man. Kalil Mack looked to be hurt to me. How can you be that dominate in 4 games, take a week off and come back and look like fish poop?…Too many penalties, fumbles, interceptions and just plane bad play calling. Why would you let your kicker try a 54 yard fg. when he stinks. I hope Nagy learns quickly. You have to be able to make 1st downs in crunch time.

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    Way too much SALT in your diet. You win Sore Loser of the day! Tunsil manhandled Mack and he was doubled teamed as well. The blueprint to control this Defense.

  37. Hats off Phins. Everyone and their mother had the Bears picked.

    Hoping the Bears learn from this game like they did the Packer game. Heat was too much for the D? Bye week too relaxing? Would’ve been nice to win this one and pull ahead in the North. How about Trubisky? 122.5 Rating!

  38. The Bears are who we thought they were. Great on defense…nothing else. Anyone who actually thought they would win the NFC North are delusional.

    The Bears have had a cake walk of a schedule. The best team they played all year are the Packers…who are not playing the best right now.

    The Vikings have had a super hard schedule, and now are only a half game behind. Packers, away, Rams and Eagles away.

    The NFC North will be won by either MN, or Green Bay. Way more balanced teams.

  39. Fun game to watch, but it’s disappointing that the league seems to be a chaotic mess. Parity is good, but I’d like to think there is at least some sense of order, instead of wins and losses coming almost at random. Only the Rams really look like a great team. The Chiefs are half of a great team, but their defense is horrendous. The Pats are the Pats. Everyone else…meh. the Bears looked good for a bit and were awful yesterday. The Vikings got their doors blown off at home by the Bills. The Jaguars got smoked by a mediocre Cowboys team. The Packers look ho hum every week, and they’d be a one-win team if not for a Rodgers miracle in Week One. Falcons have two wins in six weeks. The Steelers couldn’t beat the Browns. Seahawks can’t block anybody. Saints look pretty good, but I never trust their defense.

    I want good games, but I also want good teams. There don’t seem to be many. It’s early October, and it already looks like there are only four or five teams with a legitimate show to win the Super Bowl. I know it’s a long season and a lot can change, but without really good teams, the games just seem less meaningful.

  40. Although there are plenty of things to gripe about concerning yesterday loss to the Dolphins folks here would be wise to remember the last 3 years of the Chicago Bears:

    1. 2015 6 and 10
    2. 2016 3 and 13
    3. 2017 5 and 11

    Not out of the desert by a long shot but at least entertaining and with hope for the future.

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