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3-2, 1st in NFC North

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' trip to Chicago to face the Bears on Sunday provided Bill Belichick a springboard to do something close to his heart: Teach history. Players relayed that Belichick went into depth Thursday on the history of Soldier Field, which included iconic old photographs that traced back to some of the earliest games played in the stadium, such as Army vs. Navy – watched by 110,000 spectators – on Nov. 27, 1926. On Friday, when Belichick was asked by reporters about his own memories of coaching at Soldier Field, he highlighted Walter Payton's first game, in 1975, when Belichick was just breaking into the NFL as a special assistant with the Baltimore Colts. "It's a great environment. It's a lot different now. Obviously, it's hard to even recognize Soldier Field as Soldier Field -- certainly from the inside," Belichick said, in reference to renovations from the early 2000s that still preserved some of the stadium's original columns on the outside. "It's a big, expansive structure like JFK [Stadium] in Philly or the [Los Angeles Memorial] Coliseum. You don't see those stadiums any more. It's a pretty special place."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack (ankle) and wide receiver Allen Robinson (groin) were both limited in practice on Friday and listed as questionable to face the New England Patriots on Sunday. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (hamstring) had full participation and appears set to start vs. New England, but nickel back Bryce Callahan sat out practice and is also questionable for Sunday with an ankle injury.

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NFL Week 7 Preview

Field, Mike Clay and Stephania preview the Week 7 slate and break down all the latest injury news.

Bruschi, Woodson all in on Patriots in Week 7 (0:38)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears say Leonard Floyd was not fined for his suplex tackle of Miami's Danny Amendola last weekend. Floyd was flagged for unnecessary roughness following the play.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears head coach Matt Nagy is still calling Khalil Mack "day-to-day" with a right ankle injury. Mack did not practice on Wednesday, but the club remains hopeful that he can play on Sunday versus the Patriots. Also, wide receiver Allen Robinson has been limited this week with a groin injury that Nagy said was aggravated in Chicago's loss to Miami last Sunday.

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Belichick: Mack not in same class as LT

Bill Belichick won his first two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator of the Giants, led by Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, who the Patriots' head coach says has no equals at his position.

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Barnwell Show: Lindsay Jones & Matt Bowen

Bill is joined by Lindsay Jones of The Athletic to take a look at where things stand for the teams in the AFC West after the Chiefs' loss to the Patriots on SNF (0:56), including the Broncos (14:59), Raiders (25:47) and Chargers (35:29). Also, Matt Bowen of ESPN stops by to discuss the high level of play from the Bears' defense this season aside from Sunday's performance against the Dolphins and more (42:30).

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Trey Burton, Bears TE

David Kaplan talks with Bears TE Trey Burton following the Bears overtime loss to the Dolphins.

Saturday calls out Bears' defense after OT loss (0:39)

Tristan H. Cockcroft ESPN Senior Writer 

Tarik Cohen, LaDainian Tomlinson (2003 Weeks 14-15) and David Johnson (2016 Weeks 12-13) are the only three RBs this century to have at least seven receptions and 90 receiving yards in consecutive games. Cohen is on pace for 67 receptions and a 5.3 yards-per-carry average.

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Sanders kicks FG as Dolphins rally past Bears 31-28 in OT

Jason Sanders kicked a 47-yard field goal on the final play of overtime after Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard try for the Chicago Bears, who blew an 11-point lead in the final 16 minutes of regulation and lost to the Miami Dolphins 31-28 Sunday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears had plenty of chances to finish off the Dolphins, but costly mistakes and conservative play calling in overtime allowed Miami to escape with a 31-28 victory. The Bears turned the ball over twice, spoiling a good second half by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns. This loss is a reality check for the Bears, who now sit at 3-2 on the year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara is doubtful to return with hamstring injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Disappointing first half for the Bears, who trail the Dolphins 7-0, despite coming off a bye, and facing Miami's backup quarterback Brock Osweiler. The Bears have yet to sack Osweiler, who at 6-foot-7 is a big target in the pocket. But the more alarming issue for Chicago has been the offense. Coming off a six-touchdown performance vs. Tampa, Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is just 9 of 14 for 89 yards. Trubisky looks off on most of his throws, and jittery in the pocket.

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is how the Bears-Dolphins point spread moved this week at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas, with Miami QB Ryan Tannehill eventually being ruled out. Line archive courtesy of Don Best Sports.

Tannehill officially inactive for Week 6 (0:59)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

With Miami QB Ryan Tannehill ruled out, the point spread on the Dolphins-Bears game has grown to Chicago -7 at most sportsbooks.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Chicago Bears inactives vs. Miami: cornerback Marcus Cooper, fullback Michael Burton, linebacker Kylie Fitts, offensive lineman Rashaad Coward, offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann, wide receiver Javon Wims and defensive lineman Nick Williams.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.222nd
Rushing Yards130.08th
Points For27.810th
Points Against19.24th

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