This would make the score 21-7, and that’s what it would remain as the game headed into halftime. After two quarters of play, BenJarvus Green-Ellis was on his way to another monster game, tallying 107 yards and three touchdowns on just seven carries. Dalton chimed in with 117 yards through the air, and a pick he threw as time expired in the second quarter.
For the halftime show, the Dolphins Cheerleaders took the field and danced to “Welcome to the Jungle” as they tried to antagonize Bengal players and fans.
The Dolphins would have possession of the ball as the second half got underway. Again, Tannehill marched his team into Bengals territory but only got away with a field goal attempt. This time, though, Sturgis put it through the uprights trimming the Bengal lead to 21-10.
The Bengals struggled out of the gate on their first possession of the half as Dalton again fumbled the ball. This time, unfortunately, it ended up in the hands of Philip Wheeler who nearly ran it back for a touchdown.
Yet again, the Bengals D held strong in the red zone as the Dolphins were limited to another field goal try. Sturgis’ kick was good making it a one-possession game after the Bengals were up by 21 earlier.