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, 27-17 Coming off a hard-fought win over the Falcons, the Bengals hosted the Dolphins who were looking to rebound from a thumping against the Patriots.After a miserable first half, the Bengals stormed back into the game with some dominant second half play from offense, defense and special teams. Cincinnati scored 27 unanswered points to win the game, 27-17. It was sealed by a Carlos Dunlap strip sack, which turned into a Sam Hubbard touchdown and then further sealed by Jessie Bates’ second career interception to end the game. The rookies stepped up, the defense stepped up, everyone stepped up. It was a glorious second half after nothing went right in the first half.The biggest pre-game news for the Bengals was that Vontaze Burfict was playing his his first game since serving his four-game suspension. He made an instant impact, getting three tackles in the first defensive drive and helping to force a punt from the Dolphins on the opening possession.Andy Dalton got off to a hot start, with Bill Lazor calling the plays against his former team. Dalton completed each of his first four attempts for 62 yards, spreading the ball out to four different receivers. But the drive ended when Dalton’s pass to A.J. Green was tipped and caught by Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso, setting up the Dolphins on the Bengals’ 19-yard line after returning the interception for 15 yards.The Bengals defense held up against the Dolphins offense in the first quarter, keeping them to only 44 yards and no third down conversions. Even though the Bengals had 109 yards on their first two drives combined, the game remained scoreless well into the second quarter.The Dolphins broke the deadlock with a 22-yard touchdown pass to running back Kenyon Drake. After an excellent punt from Kevin Huber, the Dolphins drove all the way from their own five yard line. The 11-play, six-minute drive was manufactured by quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s arm, with eight passing plays to only three running plays. The touchdown on the wheel route to Drake was the longest play of the drive. After the score, Jason Sanders converted the extra point and the Dolphins were ahead 7-0 with 7:22 remaining in the second quarter. Dalton responded and found Green and Tyler Boyd for huge gains. But the Bengals faced third down later on the drive, which would become a nagging issue throughout the course of the half. The Bengals settled for a field goal, but Bollock’s 37-yard attempt was blocked http://www.thebengalslockerroom.com/authentic-ryan-glasgow-jersey
, so the Bengals would come up empty handed yet again. Special teams wasn’t done messing things up for Cincinnati though.The Bengals punted the ball away with less than one minute left in the half, but Jakeem Grant returned the punt 68 yards for the score. Sanders’ extra point was good, so the Dolphins took a 14-0 lead right before halftime. Once again, the Bengals allowed their opponent to score with seconds remaining before halftime and this one was hard to watch. Here are some of the ugly first-half numbers. Dalton (8) had nearly half the amount of rushing yards as Joe Mixon (19).The Bengals got the ball back and promptly punted after losing nine yards on their first three plays. Assisted by a personal foul from Michael Johnson, the Dolphins were able to get into field goal range, and Sanders knocked his 41-yard attempt through with 9:30 left in the third quarter. We never saw why Johnson was penalized...Dalton got the offense going with a pass to Green for 22 yards, followed by a pass to C.J. Uzomah for 10 yards. But Dalton couldn’t finish off the drive after getting sacked on third-and-two, which brought the field goal unit into the game. Bullock finally got the Bengals on the board with a 51-yard field goal with 5:07 left in the third quarter to put an end to the Dolphins’ scoring run.Green and Boyd helped get the Bengals moving downfield, as well as some Dolphins penalties. Joe Mixon recorded a 12-yard rush which was his longest run he had at that point in a game where he never had any holes to run through. But his most impressive play of the game was on the first snap of the fourth quarter. Dalton, facing pressure, was forced to throw while taking contact. Mixon, who was downfield, adjusted to the pass and beat Alonso to break the plane for the Bengals’ first touchdown of the game. With 14:54 left in the game, the Bengals were starting to make a comeback, down only 17-10 after Bullock’s extra point.The Bengals’ momentum kept growing, and they would not trail for much longer. Tannehill faced pressure from Preston Brown and Andrew Billings, and his throw bounced off of the offensive line. Johnson gathered the ball and ran it back 21 yards for an easy pick-six. Bullock knocked the extra point through, and tied the game at 17-17 with 11:43 left in the game. Suddenly, the momentum had shifted.The Bengals defense was miles ahead of where they were in the first half, and put too much pressure on Tannehill. Mixon finally turned up the heat on the next drive Jake Fisher Jersey White
, following up an 11-yard run with a 31-yarder to get the Bengals in field goal range. Bullock came in for a 19-yard kick, and the Bengals took their first lead of the game not a moment too soon, up 20-17 with 3:30 to go in the game.On that drive, Green caught a 10-yard pass from Dalton to make franchise history, putting him over 100 yards on the day. That catch allowed Green to have his 32nd career 100-yard game, breaking the record for the most 100 yard games in Bengals’ history.The Bengals’ defensive line proved too much for the Dolphins yet again. Carlos Dunlap came off the edge, and, despite being held, he forced Tannehill to fumble the ball. Cincinnati native Sam Hubbard picked it up and took it 19-yards to the house for his first career touchdown. Bullock’s extra point was good, and the Bengals extended their lead to 27-17 with two minutes remaining in the game.The Dolphins made one last push to try to get back in the game, but Jessie Bates grabbed the second interception of his career when Tannehill tried to air one out to Kenny Stills. The Bengals would get the ball with 1:35 left in the game, and even tough they punted it away, the game was too far out of reach for the Dolphins.The score would hold and the Bengals would end up winning 27-17 to improve to 4-1 on the year. Next up, the Bengals welcome the Steelers to Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday.Bengals must disrupt Ryan Tannehill and Dolphins passing game to win in Week 5 Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins have among the biggest surprises of the 2018 season. Tannehill has looked good coming off of his season-ending injury in 2017, and he led the Dolphins to a 3-0 start before losing to the New England Patriots in Week 4. The Dolphins struggled to do much of anything offensively in that game, as the Patriots had an excellent game plan for stopping them.Tannehill is an accurate passer who can find gaps in zone defense. On the first play of the game, the Patriots defense dropped off in loose coverage, and Tannehill threaded the needle between three defenders to complete this pass to Kenny Stills. Stills is able to gain 22 yards before he is pushed out of bounds by defensive back Patrick Chung.Tannehill has a much tougher time when defenses match up on his receivers in tight coverage. The Patriots locked up in tight man coverage for much of the game, and it caused Tannehill a lot of problems. Here the Patriots match up tight with every Dolphin who gets into a route. Tannehill looks to get the ball to receiver Albert Wilson, but Stephon Gilmore is all over him. The Bengals can do this as well. William Jackson and Dre Kirkpatrick have had their struggles this season and need to step up to this challenge. With Jackson Jeff Driskel Jersey
, Kirkpatrick, and Darqueze Dennard, the Bengals have the ability to match up with the Dolphins’ wide receiver group.Tannehill has thrown three interceptions so far this season. One came on a broken play where his wide receiver ran a dig, but he threw a post. The other two came on plays like this where he lofted a ball up to the outside seemingly without looking. Jackson is in great position here on the hip of the receiver and is able to make a play on the ball as it comes to him. If a cornerback is in good position when he decides to take a shot like this, he will have a good shot at the pick. Although he seems relatively comfortable in the pocket in the clip above, pressure from the defensive line could cause him to make bad decisions and throw errant passes like this. Tannehill’s best game of the season was against the Oakland Raiders; he completed 17 of 23 attempts for 289 yards and three touchdowns. That is the same Raiders defense that is coordinated by Paul Guenther and that traded away Khalil Mack. In short, they get no pressure. With Carl Lawson, Carlos Dunlap, Geno Atkins, and Sam Hubbard getting after Tannehill, the Dolphins quarterback will not be comfortable, which could lead to much-needed turnovers for the Bengals defense. In the clip below, the pocket is collapsing on Tannehill with Lawrence Guy and Trey Flowers leading the way on the pressure for the Patriots. The Patriots are playing tight coverage across the board, with Kyle Van Noy covering Stills down field. Between the pressure and the coverage, Tannehill can’t make the connection.The Bengals have a great group of pass rushers whose play will be highly relevant to the outcome of this game. The defense has played mostly lose zone coverage, but would be best served to have their three former first-round pick cornerbacks play in tight physical coverage against the Dolphins’ wide receivers. If these two groups can do what they need to do, the Bengals end their turnover drought and cruise to victory against the Dolphins.