Here's a breakdown of how every unit on the Dolphins performed in the 24-22 preseason victory over the Chicago Bears.

QUARTERBACKS — Another solid night. Jay Fiedler only played the first series and was OK. Ray Lucas completed a great preseason with another strong performance, and newcomer Sage Rosenfels was particularly impressive, especially considering he's only been with the team for a week. Grade: A-

RUNNING BACKS — Fullback Obafemi Ayanbadejo had a phenomenal evening, scoring a touchdown and producing the three first downs on the Dolphins' game-clinching drive. Besides, though, there wasn't much that stood out. Ricky Williams, Rob Konrad and Robert Edwards. Travis Minor had a nice TD run, but didn't do much besides that. Grade: B

RECEIVERS — There weren't any spectacular catches to speak of, but there were a couple of drops (one by Jeff Ogden, one by Dedric Ward). Ward again was effective, particularly when Lucas was at quarterback. Grade: C+

OFFENSIVE LINE — The offensive line did OK considering how short-handed it was. Lucas was sacked twice and did have to scramble away from pressure a couple of other times, but the pass protection overall was adequate. The run blocking was OK, not outstanding. Grade: B-

DEFENSIVE LINE — The defensive line had a tremendous night until the front-line players left the game. Jason Taylor, Adewale Ogunleye and Larry Chester, in particular, made their presence felt. The defensive line was too easily blocked in the second half, though. Grade: C-

LINEBACKERS — Derrick Rodgers recovered a fumble and Tommy Hendricks made a couple of nice tackles. Not much besides that, and when the opponent rushes for 207 yards, it's not a great endorsement for the linebacking corps. Grade: D+

SECONDARY — It was hard to tell exactly who was at fault for the 80-yard touchdown pass that Chicago completed, but there obviously was a breakdown among the defensive backs. Outside of that play, Chicago didn't do much damage through the air. That one play, though, can't be allowed to happen in the regular season. Coach Dave Wannstedt said the Bears ran a pick on the play. It still didn't look good. Grade: C

SPECIAL TEAMS — Olindo Mare began a good night for the special teams with a patented onside kick that was recovered by Patrick Surtain. Mark Royals had another strong performance, averaging almost 43 net yards. Albert Johnson looked good on kickoff returns. The only area where the Dolphins weren't overwhelming was on kickoff coverage, with the Bears getting returns of 38 and 36 yards. But overall it was a good game. Grade: B+

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