Thursday, November 18, 2010
Second-quarter wrap: Bears 6, Dolphins 0
By Jeff Dickerson
Charles Tillman celebrates his interception of the Dolphins' Tyler Thigpen in the second quarter.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- The Chicago Bears did everything right in the first half except score points.
Despite outgaining the Miami Dolphins 154-93 in total yards and controlling the football for over 19 minutes, the Bears only lead the Dolphins 6-0 at the half thanks to a pair of Robbie Gould field goals (47 and 24 yards).
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was nearly flawless until he tossed a key interception late in the half that killed a potential scoring chance. Cutler badly underthrew intended receiver Johnny Knox, and the ball was picked off by Miami's Benny Sapp.
On defense, the Bears limited the Dolphins to a few medium-length completions, but star receiver Brandon Marshall left the game with a hamstring injury in the second quarter and is questionable to return. Marshall caught three passes in the half, but also committed a costly personal foul when he threw the football at Cutler, his former teammate in Denver, after a first down completion.
The Bears forced one turnover when Charles Tillman intercepted a deflected pass.
Miami also lost center Cory Proctor to a knee injury.