The Bears got the ball back near midfield after Dolphins quarterback Tyler Thigpen badly overthrew his receiver and the pass was intercepted by Charles Tillman.
Though the Bears started the drive at the Dolphins' 46, Chicago still ran 13 plays and 6:50 off the clock before being forced to kick a second Robbie Gould field goal. The Bears, typically ineffective on third downs this season, converted their first three third downs on the drive. The third of which was an impressive 16-yard scramble.
But Chicago, which came into this game with the league's lowest percentage of touchdowns scored on goal to-go drives, failed to get the ball in the end zone once again. Jay Cutler's third and goal pass to Earl Bennett in the corner of the end zone was broken up and nearly intercepted by Vontae Davis.