Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE
Robert Geathers — C
Geathers had a quite game statistically tallying only one tackle, but he was a major reason the Dolphins were unable to get a lot going in the running game. He was not a major factor in the game, but had enough of an impact to deserve a mention here.
Geno Atkins — A
Atkins was a dominant force once again for the Bengals against Miami in the losing effort. He was disruptive against the run, helping to stuff a few plays in the backfield for negative yardage. Atkins also managed to grab a sack.
Unfortunately for Atkins, the rest of the line was not up to par and the Dolphins were able to shut him down on some plays. Overall the line played bad, but it certainly was any fault on the part of Atkins.
Domata Peko — C
Peko did what he does best—stuff the run. While he did not have any highlight-worthy plays to speak of, he was a key part of the run defense.
Michael Johnson — A
Johnson continues to have a breakout year, tallying four tackles and a sack. Johnson was a force in both facets of the game and managed to not only have a major impact in shutting down the run, but also managed to consistently apply pressure on the opposing quarterback.
Carlos Dunlap — C
Dunlap had an unusually quiet game, only grabbing once tackle in the contest. For such an explosive defensive force, it was strange to see Dunlap have such minimal impact on a game. Dunlap played well enough against the run and managed to provide pressure every now and then, but overall this was not one of his better performances.