PRIMER: Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) at Miami Dolphins (3-4)


All you can eat buffet between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Miami Dolphins.

Game: Cincinnati Bengals (6-2) at Miami Dolphins (3-4)
Time: 8:25 p.m. (ET)
Location: Sun Life Stadium
Series Leader: Dolphins, 14-5
Streak: Dolphins have won two straight and 11 of the past 13
Coaches vs. Opponent: Lewis: 2-2. Philbin: 1-0
Broadcast: NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Rocky Boiman (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Cin.), 93 (Mia.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Cin.), 226 (Mia.).
SB Nation: The Phinsider Game Center
Weather: Partly cloudy and 79 degrees [Weather Underground]
Uniform: White


  • The Bengals are looking to improve their winning streak to five games.
  • Quarterback Andy Dalton is 25-15 as a starter, highest all-time by a Bengals quarterback in franchise history with a minimum 20 starts.
  • Dalton threw for five touchdowns last week against the Jets, a career-high (because no one knew that).
  • In the past three games, Dalton has posted 1,034 yards passing with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions for a passer rating of 126 and looks to record his fourth straight game with 300 yards passing or more.
  • The Bengals are 13-1 (.929) when Dalton generates a passer rating of 100 or more.
  • Bengals running back Giovani Bernard leads all AFC rookies with 524 yards from scrimmage.
  • Running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis has three rushing touchdowns in his past five games against the Miami Dolphins.
  • Wide receiver A.J. Green looks to extend his streak with 100 yards receiving or more to four straight games. Green is currently averaging 91.8 yards receiving per game, second-best in the AFC.
  • Wide receiver Marvin Jones posted four touchdowns against the Jets last week, most in a single-game in franchise history and most in the NFL since 2007 (because no one knew that).
  • Jones also became the first player in NFL history to score four touchdown receptions of less than 15 yards in one game (9, 6, 14, 6).


  • Quarterback Ryan Tannehill (11) needs two touchdowns to set a career-high (12 in 2012).
  • The Dolphins are 8-1 when Tannehill compiles a passer rating of 90 or better.
  • Running back LaMar Miller posted a season-high 112 yards from scrimmage last week (89 rushing, 23 receiving).
  • In the past two games, running back Daniel Thomas is averaging 5.1 yards/carry.
  • Wide receiver Mike Wallace is averaging 90.5 yards receiving per game in the past two at home.
  • Tight end Charles Clay has a career-best in receptions (29) and yards receiving (341).
  • Defensive tackle Randy Starks has 25 sacks with Miami, most by a Dolphins defensive tackle.
  • Linebacker Oliver Vernon is looking to record a sack in his fifth straight game.
  • Linebacker Dannell Ellerbe and Phlip Wheeler lead the team with 51 tackles each.
  • Defensive tackle Jared Odrick had a career-high two quarterback sacks last week.
  • Cornerback Dimitri Patterson has three interceptions in three games this season.


Offense Bengals Dolphins
Total 369.6 (9th) 311.0 (28th)
Scoring 24.6 (11th) 21.7 (20th)
Third Downs 42% (9th) 39% (14th)
Rushing 99.8 (19th) 89.1 (23rd)
Rushing TDs 5 (t-17th) 5 (t-17th)
20-Yard Runs 3 (t-19th) 4 (t-14th)
Passing 269.9 (7th) 221.9 (11th)
Passing TDs 16 (t-4th) 11 (t-14th)
Sacks Allowed 16 (t-9th) 32 (32nd)
20-yard Passes 31 (4th) 21 (t-22nd)
Defense Bengals Dolphins
Total 322.5 (8th) 355.0 (21st)
Scoring 18.0 (t-5th) 23.9 (19th)
3rd Downs Allowed 42% (26th) 37% (14th)
Rushing 97.2 (8th) 109.9 (19th)
Rushing TDs 3 (t-6th) 7 (t-22nd)
Passing 225.2 (11th) 245.1 (20th)
Passing TDs 11 (t-14th) 9 (t-8th)
Sacks 22 (t-12th) 20 (t-18th)
QB Rating 79.4 (9th) 80.9 (11th)
Interceptions 7 (t-16th) 8 (t-13th)
Special Teams Bengals Dolphins
Kickoff Return 26.3 (7th) 24.9 (11th)
Punt Return 7.1 (t-20th) 5.2 (27th)
Punting (Net) 41.9 (7th) 43.3 (1st)
Punts Inside the 20 14 (t-8th) 12 (t-17th)
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