The Bengals (3-1) play host to the Dolphins (1-3), who have lost four of their past five road games including the last three.
The Dolphins have won six of the past seven meetings when the game takes place at Cincinnati, but are 1-10 in their last 11 games decided by three points or fewer.
The Bengals are sporting just a 28% conversion rate on third downs. Only the Buccaneers and Redskins are worse on third downs.
Andy Dalton has an NFL-best 151.7 4th-quarter passer rating.
Rookie QB Ryan Tannehill passed for 431 yards last week, thr second-most ever by a rookie QB in NFL history. He also ranks second among NFL rookies with 1,046 passing yards, and is 11th in fourth-quarter passer rating, the best among rookies.
Since 2003 when Marvin Lewis took over the Bengals, they’ve sported an 11-9 record vs. rookie QBs.
The Bengals are tied for seventh most in the NFL with 16 passes of 20 yards or more. The Dolphins are tied for allowing the sixth-most 20-yard passes with 16.
DE Cameron Wake has accounted for 34 sacks/hits/hurries according to Pro Football Focus.
The Bengals Defense leads the NFL with 17 quarterback sacks.
The Dolphins are averaging 153.3 yards rushing per game, third-best in the NFL.
WR Brian Hartline currently leads the NFL with 455 yards receiving after he posted a franchise-record 253 receiving yards last week vs the Cardinals, including a career-long 80-yard TD.
Cameron Wake posted a career-high 4.5 quarterback sacks last week.
The Dolphins are fifth in the NFL in rushing offense, while the Bengals are ranked 24th in rushing defense.
Be sure to check out all of our articles and coverage from this past week:
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