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Key Coaching Decision #1 ( CHI ball, trailing 7-0/ Fourth-and-1, MIA 42/ 2:03 Q1)
• Chicago facing a fourth-and-1 in Miami territory decided to roll the dice and go for it. Tarik Cohen was stopped for no gain and Miami took possession. This was a good decision by Matt Nagy to trust his offensive and be aggressive at this point in the game.
Key Coaching Decision #2 (MIA ball, trailing 21-19 / Two-point conversion attempt / 9:19 Q4)
• Miami decided to go for two-point conversion to tie the score after a long Albert Wilson touchdown reception. Kenny Stills caught a short pass from Brock Osweiler for the successful conversion. This was a gamble by Adam Gase that paid off as the successful two-point play tied the game with a little more then nine minutes left in regulation.
• Brock Osweiler played as well as could have been expected by the Miami staff. He did throw two critical interceptions, but also had 380 yards passing and three scores. He needs to keep playing well as it’s possible Ryan Tannehill may be out for a few weeks.
• Frank Gore the 35-year old running back ended up with over 100 yards rushing and surpassed 18,000 yards from scrimmage for his career. Gore has quietly put up Hall of Fame numbers during his NFL career. His durability is amazing considering he tore his ACL twice in college as a member of the Miami Hurricanes.
• Tarik Cohen is a unique and dangerous weapon for Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears offense. He is an explosive player with the ball in his hands and can be lethal in the passing game.
• Mitchell Trubisky had a solid game as he threw for over 300 yards and three touchdowns but, his lone interception in the fourth quarter was a turning point in the game. With the Bears leading by eight points and ready to take a commanding lead he had his pass intercepted in the end zone. If the Bears are going to make a push towards the playoffs Trubisky is going to have to stay away from devastating turnovers.
• In overtime with the Bears driving at the Dolphins 41-yard line and ready to potentially win the game. The Bears became conservative and decided to run the ball three times and try a Cody Parkey 53-yard field goal attempt which he missed. The Dolphins then only needed to drive 28 yards to kick the game winning field goal. With a tight NFC North race beginning to form this is a game the Bears had a great opportunity to win.