Week 4 vs. Dolphins (TNF)
The Miami Dolphins come to Paul Brown Stadium for a Thursday night primetime matchup. Guarantee that the Jungle will be rocking for this one. Bengal fans like me will be supercharged to watch Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa square off against each other for the first time.
In 2020, the Bengals played in Miami but could not get their offense going that day. With Burrow out for the season, Bengals backup quarterback Brandon Allen led the team, but Tagovailoa came away with a 19-7 win.
Since that last game, a lot has changed, however.
This season, Miami acquired a new head coach (Mike McDaniel) who was hired for his creative offenses. The Bengals will be tested with one of the more explosive receiving cores. Star receiver Tyreek Hill was brought in from Kansas City to team up with Jaylen Waddle and should keep the Bengals secondary busy the whole day.
McDaniel plans to take some pressure off his young quarterback by using all the running backs he acquired in free agency. This defense will need to keep Chase Edmonds, Sonny Michel, and Raheem Mostert in check.
The excellent news for the Bengals is that they will get to play at home in a short week while the ‘Fins will have to travel.