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MIAMI (AP) — Last week Isaiah Prince Jersey nfl draft , the Miami Dolphins resorted to eight-man pass protection, so desperate were they to slow an onslaught against quarterback Ryan Tannehill.And now they have to block Khalil Mack.That will be a daunting task when Miami faces the Chicago Bears on Sunday in a matchup of first-place teams headed in opposite directions.The Dolphins (3-2) are trying to patch up an injury-depleted offensive line and rebound from consecutive ugly losses. They could be without Tannehill, who is questionable because of a throwing shoulder injury that first bothered him last month.By contrast the Bears (3-1) are well-rested after a bye, riding a three-game winning streak and alone atop the NFC North for the first time since 2013.Newcomer Mack has led the Bears into first place by dominating on defense. The two-time All-Pro end has five sacks and is tied for the NFL lead with four forced fumbles. He has at least one sack and forced fumble in each game. And the Dolphins might have to confront him without left tackle Laremy Tunsil, sidelined last week by a concussion.Here are things to know about the first meeting between the teams since 2014:CONTAINING KHALILNo team this season has been able to keep Mack off the quarterback.“He’s just playing at a different level than anybody that I’ve seen,” Miami coach Adam Gase said.Now Mack faces a team staggered by season-ending injuries to two starters in the offensive line, followed by the loss of Tunsil. He was badly missed last week, when Tannehill was hit 11 times in the second half as the Dolphins blew a 17-point lead at Cincinnati. The Bengals’ pass rush was so overwhelming Miami had almost everyone on offense blocking, and even that didn’t work.Mack is well aware a harried Tannehill committed two turnovers that were returned for touchdowns.“You watch the film Infant Isaiah Prince Jersey ,” Mack said. “You also know that he’s a good athlete and he makes a lot of plays.”But in each of the past two games, the Dolphins’ offense has scored only one touchdown and Tannehill has thrown for less than 200 yards.“He’s getting hit too much,” Gase said. “I’ve got to find a way to get the ball out of his hands, get guys open quicker, or figure something else out.”If Tannehill can’t play, he would be replaced by Brock Osweiler or David Fales.RIDING HIGHThe Bears’ most recent game, a 48-10 win over Tampa Bay, was their most lopsided victory in six years. A win over Miami would give Chicago its longest win streak since a six-game run in 2012.“I just know our work’s not done,” linebacker Danny Trevathan said. “I’ve been in the situation. It’s good when you win. You want that feeling Football Isaiah Prince Jersey , but you want it to keep going. We were talking early, some of the older guys, about not getting complacent. You know, it’s been a long time since it’s been like this around here and we want it to stay this way.”BUILDING BLOCKComing off a breakout game, the challenge for Chicago quarterback Mitchell Trubisky is to show it was no fluke.Trubisky threw for six touchdowns — one shy of the NFL record held by Bears Hall of Famer Sid Luckman and seven others. It was the sort of performance the Bears envisioned when they traded up a spot to grab him with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft.Trubisky had never previously thrown for more than two touchdowns.OVERSHADOWED DEFENSELost in the Dolphins’ collapse at Cincinnati was a solid performance by the defense, including young linebackers Raekwon McMillan and Jerome Baker.“We’re definitely moving in the right direction,” Baker said. “It’s exciting to see all of us making plays and playing well as a defense. You just have to constantly improve and the rest will handle itself.”TUTELAGEWhen Gase was the Bears’ offensive coordinator in 2015, among those who helped him prepare to become a head coach was Vic Fangio, who is still Chicago’s defensive coordinator.“The amount of conversations we had in the year that I was there Isaiah Prince Miami Dolphins Jerseys , it helped me grow a lot as to how I looked at things from an offensive perspective,” Gase said. “I really appreciated the amount of time that he would spend if I asked him a question about what he thought. He’s tough to go against.” Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing."AFC EAST:New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit)Patriots exorcised a demon against the Chiefs - Pats PulpitBelieve it or not, this was the first time the Patriots had won a road playoff game in 12 years.New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation)Report: Jets to hire Frank Pollack as offensive line coach - Gang Green NationAdam Gase is in the process of filling out his coaching staff. It sounds like he just secured one of his most important position coach hires according to Mike Florio.Buffalo Bills (via Buffalo Rumblings)If Buffalo Bills cut Russell Bodine, they should target Matt Paradis as his replacement, but Mitch Morse also a solid target - Buffalo RumblingsAlthough he too is coming off a leg injury, Paradis was among the league’s best centers before his injuryAFC NORTH:Baltimore Ravens (via Baltimore Beatdown)Opinion: Ravens should part ways with Michael Crabtree - Baltimore BeatdownAfter a disappointing season, moving on from the veteran receiver makes more sense than keeping himPittsburgh Steelers (via Behind the Steel Curtain)What happened to the savings from Le’Veon Bell’s 2018 unused salary? - Behind the Steel CurtainEveryone loves talking about the $14.5 million dollar savings heading into 2019, but where did it go?Cincinnati Bengals (via Cincy Jungle)NFL Rumors: Jack Del Rio Miami Dolphins Jerseys Stitched , John Fox, Bill Callahan are high on Bengals’ Zac Taylor’s list for coordinator candidates - Cincy JungleTaylor also has Bill Callahan’s son as his preferred offensive coordinator.Cleveland Browns (via Dawgs will end 17-year playoff drought next season.AFC SOUTH:Houston Texans (via Battle Red Blog)Red Zone Play: Houston Texans Roster Needs A Refill - Battle Red BlogDo the Texans have more holes in their dam than the fingers to plug them?Tennessee Titans (via Music City Miracles)Titans Arthur Smith offensive coordinator - Music City MiraclesThe Titans have promoted Arthur Smith to offensive coordinator. He has been with the Titans since 2015. Before that he was with Ole Miss and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at...Jacksonville Jaguars (via Big Cat Country)What are the Jaguars going to do at running back in 2019? - Big Cat CountryNow that the Super Bowl has been decided, it means the offseason talk is going to ramp up quickly for teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars. They’ve filled out their coaching staff, which included...Indianapolis Colts (via Stampede Blue)Colts News: Pass rush tops Chris Ballard’s priority list as important offseason begins - Stampede BlueChris Ballard will prioritize pass rush as Colts approach offseasonWith nine draft picks, including three in the first two rounds, plus a projected $120 million in cap space, Colts could be big...AFC WESTBig Grinenver Broncos (via Mile High Report)Drew Lock is a quarterback Broncos fan should keep an eye on at the Senior Bowl - Mile High ReportThe big armed Lock has been rumored to be a favorite of the Broncos.Los Angeles Chargers (via Bolts from the Blue)Chargers fans need to appreciate Philip Rivers - Bolts From The BlueThe One Constant For The ChargersOakland Raiders (via Silver and Black Pride)Derek Carr believes Raiders are “a lot closer” than people think - Silver And Black PrideAfter winning just four games and trading away a few valuable pieces, the Oakland Raiders were not anywhere close to a playoff team in 2018. Kansas City Chiefs (via Arrowhead Pride)Kansas City Chiefs fire defensive coordinator Bob Sutton - Arrowhead PrideSutton was the team’s defensive coordinator from 2013-18.NFC EAST:New York Giants (via Big Blue View)2019 free agency: Ja’Wuan James, Daryl Williams could be best available right tackles - Big Blue ViewGiants figure to have a new hog mollie at this spot next seasonPhiladelphia Eagles (via Bleeding Green Nation)Eagles players respond to scathing Carson Wentz report: “None of that is true” - Bleeding Green NationSome of Carson Wentz’s teammates are publicly standing up for him following the scathing report about the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback. Dallas Cowboys (via Blogging the Boys)Kellen Moore was the ringleader of 50 wins at Boise State Super Bowl Isaiah Prince Jersey , but can he bring complexity to the Cowboys? - Blogging The BoysThe Cowboys are still looking for a fresh offensive mind to help bolster their offense, but is the answer sitting right in front of them. Here’s why Kellen Moore deserves serious consideration to be the new offensive coordinator in Dallas.Washington Redskins (via Hogs Haven)Redskins QB Alex Smith at Wizards game sporting massive brace/external fixator - Hogs HavenThere is a long road to recovery ahead for Alex SmithNFC NORTH:Green Bay Packers (via Acme Packing Company)Luke Getsy returning to Packers as quarterbacks coach - Acme Packing CompanyThe Packers lured Luke Getsy back to Green Bay after a single season as Mississippi State’s offensive coordinator.Detroit Lions (via Pride of Detroit)Lions DT Damon Harrison changes agents; seeking a new deal? - Pride Of DetroitCould the Lions’ biggest defensive player already be seeking a new deal?Chicago Bears (via Windy City Gridiron)Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky headed to 2019 Pro Bowl - Windy City GridironThis marks the first time the Bears have had a quarterback in the Pro Bowl since Jim McMahon in 1986.Minnesota Vikings (via Daily Norseman)Report: Minnesota Vikings hire Marwan Maalouf as Special Teams Coach - Daily NorsemanWelcome to Marwan!NFC SOUTH:New Orleans Saints (via Canal Street Chronicles)Sports world reacts to the worst blown call in NFL playoff history - Canal Street ChroniclesIt is what it is.Atlanta Falcons (via The Falcoholic)Young Falcons who could see increased roles in 2019 - The FalcoholicThe Falcons have a host of young players worth spending more time with this coming season.Carolina Panthers (via Cat Scratch Reader)Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Kawann Short added to Pro Bowl roster - Cat Scratch ReaderThe Carolina Panthers defensive tackle will take the place of Aaron Donald, who is on his way to the Super Bowl.Tampa Bay Buccaneers (via Bucs Nation)Could Bruce Be The Guy To Give Kareem Hunt A Second Chance? - Bucs NationBruce Arians is known for giving guys second chances. Could he be the one to take a chance on Kareem Hunt?NFC WEST:San Francisco 49ers (via Niners Nation)2019 NFL Draft trade hypotheticals: Considering what the 49ers might need to swap with the QB-needy Giants and Jaguars - Niners NationCould John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan trade down to No. 6 or No. 7 for the right price?Arizona Cardinals (via Revenge of the Birds)Getting The Right Coach For QB1 - Revenge of the BirdsThroughout the history of the NFL, coaches have gone to great lengths to make sure they do everything they can to help their QBs prosper and shine.In the early 70s, the Bears’ head coach Mike...Seattle Seahawks (via Field Gulls)Will the Seahawks re-sign DT Shamar Stephen? - Field GullsPete Carroll has an interesting history with defensive tackles and Shamar Stephen could become the latest short-term signing who turns into a long-term commitment. Did the 27-year-old do enough on...Los Angeles Rams (via Turf Show Times)The LA Rams, and 60 years of being a fan - Turf Show TimesA life devoted.
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