MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller intercepted two passes in Sunday's 31-28 overtime loss to the Dolphins, equaling his total from last season.
The two picks came in a 3:49 span bridging the second and third quarters, helping the Bears turn a 7-0 deficit into a 14-7 lead. Fuller's first interception of Brock Osweiler came on a deep pass intended for DaVante Parker down the right sideline late in the first half.
Fuller's second pick early in the third quarter came when he jumped an out route to receiver Albert Wilson. The veteran cornerback made an excellent break on the ball, returning the interception 35 yards down the left sideline to the Miami 12.
On the next play, Mitchell Trubisky's 12-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson II gave the Bears their first lead of the game at 14-7.
Missed tackles: The Bears defense missed several tackles in Sunday's loss, most notably on Wilson's touchdown receptions of 43 and 75 yards in the fourth quarter.
"This was probably the worst game we've played on the defensive side of the ball all year with missed tackles and fundamentals," said safety Eddie Jackson. "We hurt ourselves.
"All game it was missed tackles. Coach kept telling us that it was going to be one of those games where we've got to tackle how we've been tackling. Unfortunately, we weren't able to do that. There were a lot of missed tackles, which resulted in big plays."
No pressure: The Bears generated little pressure on Osweiler. A defense that had recorded 18 sacks in its first five games was blanked in that category Sunday. The unit was credited with only four quarterback hits in the contest, with three coming on blitzes by Bryce Callahan, Nick Kwiatkoski and Danny Trevathan.
"They had a good game plan," said outside linebacker Leonard Floyd. "There were a lot of chips. Tackles weren't really blocking one-on-one; they always had help from a tight end or a running back."
Injury update: Outside linebacker Khalil Mack sustained an ankle injury early in the game. He had the ankle heavily taped and finished the contest.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara exited with a hamstring injury and was replaced by undrafted rookie Kevin Toliver II.
Late switch: In what was described as a game-time decision, the Dolphins started Osweiler at quarterback in place of the injured Ryan Tannehill (shoulder).
Osweiler improved his career record against the Bears to 3-0, completing 28 of 44 passes for 380 yards with three touchdowns, two interceptions and a 94.9 passer rating.
The Bears insisted that the quarterback change did not affect their game plan.
"There was talk about it [Saturday] night and everybody heard the talk," said defensive tackle Akiem Hicks. "But we weren't sure. We found out just before the game. There was discussion. We talked about it. Everybody was well aware that [Tannehill] wasn't going to be playing. We just had to go out there and do our best."