Miami Dolphins 10 Chicago Bears 27

The first pre-season game for the Miami Dolphins had great potential early, but the Chicago Bears' defense stole the show.

With the lead after the first quarter, the Miami Dolphins Matt Moore threw a 17-yard pass down the middle to Damien Williams, which ended up in a punting situation. Late in the second McLeod Bethel-Thompson came into the game and showed that he has potential to throw some nice deep balls and spark the offense into scoring situations.

McLeod Bethel-Thompson threw down the middle to Matt Hazel for 24 yards, which seemed to spark the offense in the second quarter, He then connected with LaRon Byrd for a 34 yard deep ball down the right side which ended up in a field goal by Caleb Sturgis.

After that, things got ugly for the Dolphins. Chicago’s defense in the third and fourth quarter stopped everything that the Miami Dolphins tried to put together. Causing fumbles and interceptions, the Bears closed out the last two quarters with 24 points where Miami could not answer, and came up empty.

Yes this is the first pre-season game, Ryan Tannehill and the first string offense looked great out of the gates. Going into game two of the pre-season the Dolphins will get more into a rhythm, with starters playing more reps and the defense will have more time to gel together.

At least Caleb Sturgis had a great kicking game. That’s a plus. It is just the pre-season fans, I thought the Dolphins played great and showed early on that they have great potential to make some noise, in what is a long season to come.

Next up for the Dolphins, is a road game against Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers on August 22nd.


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