Morning Bites (11/1): Bengals loss to Miami 22-20

Mike Ehrmann

Taking a look at what others are saying around the internet about Cincinnati's 22-20 loss to the Dolphins.

Daugherty: Bengals' Halloween ends on sour note
Cincinnati’s night of trick or treat resembled an 8-year-old showing up at your door, decked out in his best ghost look, and you dropping some celery sticks in his bag, writes Paul Daugherty.

Safety beats Bengals in OT
Cincinnati's bid for a fifth straight victory blew up when Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake blew past Bengals right guard Kevin Zeitler for a sack and safety of quarterback Andy Dalton with 6:38 left in OT to give Miami a 22-20 victory.

Bengals' Gio Bernard provides season highlight, leaves injured
Giovani Bernard delivered one of the greatest running plays in Bengals history at Sun Life Stadium only a short drive from his hometown of Boca Raton, Fla.

Loss changes little for grinding Bengals
MIAMI -- OK, yes, the Cincinnati Bengals lost Thursday night. For the first time in five weeks, they weren't the better team on the field. But does that suddenly mean they're a bad bunch? Does their 22-20 overtime defeat at the hands of the Miami Dolphins, a team that until this week couldn't buy a victory, mean they should no longer be declared one of the AFC's elite teams? Does a 6-3 record mean they aren't a relevant part of future postseason projections?

Negatives outweigh positives in Bengals loss
The Bengals outplayed Miami in a lot of areas Thursday night. They just weren't the right areas.

Sudden change
In a stunning display of moxie, miscues and misfortune, the Bengals 22-20 overtime loss to the Dolphins that ended their four-game winning streak showed how quickly the sands of the NFL can shift into quicksand.

Quick hits: ACL tear feared as Bengals reel from Atkins loss
Unbelievably, in a span of three games, the Bengals appear to have lost their two best defensive players for the season.

Bengals left dejected after difficult decisions in Miami
The pain Mike Nugent felt likely stems from myriad difficult decisions made as the muggy South Florida night careened toward morning. Some came with minutes to ponder, some seconds, others made in an instant.

Dolphins top Bengals in overtime on a safety
The Bengals overcame a 17-3 third-quarter deficit but lost to the Dolphins in Miami on a safety in overtime.

Locker Room Buzz: Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals kicker Mike Nugent said he wasn't disappointed with coach Marvin Lewis' decision to punt during the overtime period instead of going for a potential 57-yard game-winning field goal.

Keys to victory: Dolphins 22, Bengals 20
What were the keys to the Miami Dolphins' unusual 22-20 overtime victory over the Cincinnati Bengals?

Bengals are left scratching their heads
The Dolphins were victorious with an unexpected play in overtime, yet the biggest questions from Thursday Night Football center around the Bengals.

Rare walk-off safety propels Dolphins to overtime victory over the Bengals
Prior to Thursday's Bengals-Dolphins game, there had been 11 safeties recorded during this NFL season. Number 12 was one for the ages. With less than seven minutes separating Cincinnati and Miami from an overtime tie, the Dolphins' Cameron Wake blew through a block and dropped Andy Dalton in the endzone.

2013 NFL Grades, Week 9: Geno Atkins injury doubles Bengals loss
The Bengals couldn't ask for a scarier -- or sadder -- Halloween. Not only did they lose in Miami on a walk-off safety but Geno Atkins also suffered an ACL injury as well. Atkins' injury looked innocent enough when it actually happened, but the would-be DPOY candidate was carted off the field and ruled out before halftime ended.

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