Dolphins Secondary Vital in Victory over Cincinnati Bengals

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Dolphins Secondary Vital in Victory over Cincinnati Bengals
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CINCINNATI -- The numbers coming into Sunday’s game at Cincinnati weren’t promising for the Dolphins. The pass defense was giving up nearly 300 yards a game, while the Bengals with quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green were ranked in the top 10 of the NFL’s passing offenses. Past numbers meant nothing on Sunday as the Dolphins, playing without starting cornerback Richard Marshall, kept Dalton, Green and the Cincinnati aerial attack under wraps all game in a 17-13 victory at Paul Brown Stadium. Reshad Jones’ interception of a Dalton pass with one minute, 22 seconds remaining sealed the victory but a defense — more specifically, its secondary — that was ranked 30th in the league turned in arguably its best overall performance of the season...

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