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Monday's Game

By DARRELL FRY, Times Staff Writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published December 9, 2002

Bears (3-9) at Dolphins (7-5)

9 tonight TV/RADIO: Ch.28, WQYK-AM 1010

Line: Dolphins by 10

OF NOTE: QB Jay Fiedler makes his long-awaited return to the starting lineup. Even if he's a little rusty, the Fins should have more than enough to put away the Bears, who have won the past two meetings. To keep the Bears' fierce pass rush off Fiedler, expect the Fins to ride RB Ricky Williams, who had 228 yards last weekend. The Bears defense has been vulnerable against the run, giving up 120.4 yards a game. The Fins, battling for the AFC East title, need this one while the Bears are playing for pride.

DARRELL FRY'S PROMISE: Dolphins 23, Bears 12.

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