Keys To Victory: How Will Chicago Bears Stop Miami Dolphins?

Bilal Nichols #98 of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Bilal Nichols #98 of the Chicago Bears. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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With Chicago Bears football officially returning this weekend, the Bears will see four straight AFC East opponents for the next four weeks.

The last time the Chicago Bears faced the AFC East was in 2014. The Bears posted a record of 1-3 against the division that year, only defeating the New York Jets while losing to the Miami Dolphins, Buffalo Bills, and New England Patriots.

Additionally, the Bears have not won their first game after the bye week in five years, with the last victory coming against the Packers back in 2013. As the Bears get ready to start the rest of the 2018 season, they’ll kick things off by heading to South Beach and facing the Miami Dolphins.

Just a few weeks ago, the Miami Dolphins were sitting at 3-0 and looking like a surprise in the AFC. However, two straight losses now mean Miami searching for answers before the Dolphins season begins to go south very quickly.

Throughout the first four games of the season, the Bears improved each week. While week one may have brought a second half collapse, the Bears regrouped and held off the Seahawks in week two. Week three was followed by a comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals, while week four was the Bears most memorable game in recent history.

Each week, we’ll be previewing the Bears regular season matchup. Additionally, we’ll examine what the Bears must do to win. What are the key players on the opposing team that the Bears will need to stop? Each week, will the offense or defense make a bigger impact?