Week 9: Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins
Date/Time: Oct. 31; 8:25 p.m. ET (Thursday Night Football)
Location: Sun Life Stadium; Miami, Florida
Bengals 2012 record: 10-6 (0-1 playoffs)
Dolphins 2012 record: 7-9
5-15 Dolphins (2-6 in Miami)
Key Draft Picks:
The Dolphins have struggled recently, but they added a lot of talent in free agency and the draft heading into the 2013 season. The key for the Dolphins will be the quarterback position. If Ryan Tannehill improves in his second season, and with the amount of talent surrounding him in 2013 compared to 2012, there's no reason to think he won't, the Dolphins will be in much better shape. However, the Bengals will head into their Week 9 matchup in Miami as the better team.
This is the last "easy" game of a four-game stretch before the Bengals start in on the division again. The Bengals should handle the Dolphins despite the fact they've had little success in Miami. It may not be an easy game, but the Bengals' defense against a young and unproven quarterback should give the offense a chance to win.