The Cincinnati Bengals entered tonight’s game riding sky-high with a chance to get their seventh win before they even hit their bye week, but standing in their way were the Miami Dolphins, who were on a four-game losing streak after starting the year 3-0. A fifth loss here in the same division as the New England Patriots would be fatal for the Dolphins chances of winning the division, and they played for much of the night like it was a must-win game.
After what looked like a serious knee injury to Geno Atkins knocked him out of the game, the Bengals were outscored 17-o over the next two quarters, and found themselves trailing 17-3 towrds the end of the third-quarter with all of the momentum going against them after Andy Dalton’s pick-six.
But these Bengals once again showed the heart and fight they’ve shown all year, and behind the arm of Dalton and the legs of Giovani Beranrd, would rally to take a late 20-17 lead after a Mike Nugent 54-yard field goal.
But Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill led his team down the field and Caleb Sturgis converted a 44-yarder to send the game into overtime.
From there, the two teams would trade punts until the Bengals were backed-up at their own 5-yard line, and Dalton was sacked for a safety, which ended the game and gave Miami the win.