Primer: Miami Dolphins (1-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)

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The all-you-can-eat buffet of information heading into the Cincinnati Bengals game against the Miami Dolphins.

Game: Miami Dolphins (1-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
Time: 1:00 PM (ET)
Location: Paul Brown Stadium
Series Leader: Dolphins, 13-5
Streak: Dolphins have won 10 of the past 12, Bengals have won two of the past three.
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-1. Philbin: 0-0
Broadcast: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 128 (Mia.), 85 (Cin.). XM: 230 (Cin.).
SB Nation: The Phinsider Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 52 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: Black


  • Bengals are averaging 33 points per game during their past three wins.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton has an NFL-best 151.7 fourth quarter passer rating. During his past three games, Dalton has posted eight touchdowns against three picks and a passer rating of 118.7. When Dalton posts a quarterback rating of 100 or better, the Bengals are 5-1.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has three rushing touchdowns in his past four games against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green is looking to post 100 yards receiving or more in his third consecutive game. Green needs eight receptions to reach 100 for his career.
  • In his past three games, wide receiver Andrew Hawkins is averaging 23 yards/reception.
  • Bengals Defense leads the NFL with 17 quarterback sacks.
  • Defensive tackle Geno Atkins has three quarterback sacks in his past two games.
  • Defensive end Carlos Dunlap has 15 quarterbacks in his previous 20 games.
  • Safety Chris Crocker posted an interception in his season debut last week.
  • Linebacker Rey Maualuga leads the team with 33 tackles.
  • Rookie linebacker Vontaze Burfict registered his first quarterback sack last weekend.
  • Brandon Tate posted a 103-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Dolphins on October 4, 2010 with the New England Patriots.


  • Dolphins have won six of the past seven meetings when the game takes place at Cincinnati.
  • Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill passed for 431 yards last week, second-most by a rookie quarterback in NFL history (Cam Newton, 432). Tannehill is looking to post his first career victory on the road. Ranks second in the NFL among rookie quarterbacks with 1,046 yards.
  • Miami Dolphins are averaging 153.3 yards rushing per game, third-best in the NFL.
  • While with the Dolphins, running back Reggie Bush is averaging 5.1 yards rushing per carry. In 2012, Bush is averaging 92.3 yards rushing per game.
  • Rookie fullback Jorvorskie Lane has a rushing touchdown in each of his past two games.
  • Wide receiver Brian Hartline currently leads the NFL with 455 yards receiving. Set a franchise record last weekend with 253 yards, including a career-high 80-yard touchdown.
  • Wide receiver Davone Bess posted his third career 100-yard receiving game of his career. In his past two, Bess has 12 receptions for 209 yards receiving.
  • Defensive end Cameron Wake posted a career-high 4.5 quarterback sacks last week.
  • Linebacker Koa Misi recorded a career-high 1.5 sacks last weekend.
  • Cornerback Sean Smith generated a career-best two interceptions. His first career interception came against the Bengals in 2010.


Offense Bengals Dolphins
Total 389.2 (10th) 397.0 (9th)
Scoring 28.0 (8th) 21.5 (19th)
Third Downs 28% (29th) 44% (7th)
Rushing 110.0 (13th) 153.2 (5th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-13th) 7 (t-2nd)
20-Yard Runs 1 (t-22nd) 4 (t-5th)
Passing 279.2 (8th) 243.8 (19th)
Passing TDs 9 (4th) 2 (32nd)
Sacks Allowed 12 (t-25th) 8 (t-9th)
20-yard Passes 16 (t-7th) 14 (t-13th)
Defense Bengals Dolphins
Total 365.5 (19th) 354.5 (16th)
Scoring 28.0 (25th) 22.5 (15th)
3rd Downs Allowed 32% (7th) 29% (5th)
Rushing 133.5 (24th) 56.8 (1st)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-23rd) 2 (t-11th)
20-Yard Runs 2 (t-8th) 0 (t-1st)
Passing 232.0 (16th) 297.8 (30th)
Passing TDs 6 (t-17th) 6 (t-17th)
Sacks 17 (1st) 12 (t-7th)
QB Rating 102.4 77.9
20-Yard Passes Allowed 14 (t-16th) 16 (t-23rd)
Interceptions 1 (t-25th) 5 (t-9th)
Special Teams Bengals Dolphins
Kickoff Return 23.0 (21st) 24.5 (t-13th)
Punt Return 13.8 (7th) 14.5 (5th)
Punting (Net) 42.2 (9th) 41.2 (12th)
Punts Inside the 20 9 (t-5th) 8 (t-7th)


Andy Dalton

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating

BenJarvus Green-Ellis

Date Rushes Yards TDs
12.24.2011 3 10 0
9.12.2011 7 34 1
1.2.2011 20 80 1
10.4.2010 16 74 1
11.8.2009 1 7 0
11.23.2008 7 20 1

A.J. Green

Date Rec Yards TDs

Jermaine Gresham

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.31.2010 3 17 0


Ryan Tannehill

Date Cmp Att Yrds TD INT Rating

Reggie Bush

Date Rushes Yards TDs Rec. Yrds TDs
12.5.2010 5 26 0 3 0 0
11.19.2006 13 51 0 8 58 0

Brian Hartline

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.31.2010 5 53 0

Davone Bess

Date Rec Yards TDs
10.31.2010 7 53 0
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