Happy Thursday, everyone! Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears meet the Miami Dolphins in Sun-Life Stadium tonight at 7:20 P.M. CST. A win tonight would put the Bears at 7-3, and add to the Green Bay Packers (6-3) pressure to win Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings (3-6).
Breaking Records : There's two on the line tonight; aside from Devin Hester being poised to break the NFL record for kick return touchdowns, Brian Urlacher is four tackles away from passing Mike Singletary's franchise record for tackles. Right now he has 1,484. It would be nice to see both records fall tonight.
Bucking Trends : According to foxsports.com the Bears are one of a handful of teams that aren't suffering from a rash of injuries. Chicago hasn't had to put a player on injured reserve, since Hunter Hillenmeyer, back in September. The Miami Dolphins, on the other hand, have lost two starting quarterbacks and are getting stretched thin across the defensive line.
Tuesday's injury report indicates cornerback Zack Bowman (foot), wide receiver Rashied Davis (quadriceps), wide receiver/returner Devin Hester (shoulder), receiver Johnny Knox (ankle) and linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) were limited in practice. Later rports stated that Tinoisamoa is not expected to play tonight.
The Dolphins reported quarterback Chad Henne (knee), center Joe Berger (knee) and safety Chris Clemons (hamstring) did not practice. Tackle Jake Long (shoulder), safety Tyrone Culver (ankle) and receiver Roberto Wallace (knee) were all held to limited duty.
Talking Smack : Don't forget to join me tonight between 6:00 and 7:00 Central, as I bring the highs and lows of the NFL Networks pre-game show to Twitter. Just click on thre link to sign up for SB Nation Chicago's account. Then afterwards, I'll be here manning the StoryStream, to bring you live updates throughout the game.