Miami Dolphins' Defense Leads to Victory Over Cincinnati Bengals

By Scott DelleFave
Dimitri Patterson
Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

In what was nothing short of an amazing Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals that went deep into overtime, the Dolphins won the game on a safety by Cameron Wake on quarterback Andy Dalton,  his third sack of the evening.

What’s more amazing is that the Dolphins’ defense were on the field for over 40 minutes of the game, and nearly all of the second half. One of the key plays that lead the game into overtime was kicker Caleb Sturgis game-tying 44-yard field goal.

This was the first win for the Dolphins since Week 3, and they return to .500 for the season. With this win, the Dolphins could gain back all the confidence they lost from their four-game losing skid. That being said, the offense should be concerned despite Lamar Miller, who had his first 100-yard game in his young career. They only had one offensive touchdown, and it was a one-yard rush by quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

The only concern for the Dolphins’ defense is that they couldn’t contain star rookie running back Giovanni Bernard, who left the game with an apparent rib injury and was doubled over in pain.

It should be interesting to see what happens with these two talented football teams as the Bengals still have the AFC North Division lead, and Miami still trails in the AFC East Division behind the New England Patriots by two games.

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