Bengals vs. Dolphins: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
FINAL: Dolphins 22, Bengals 20
Thursday Night Football came at fans from Sun Life Stadium, where the Miami Dolphins pulled out a shocking win over the Cincinnati Bengals in an unorthodox manner.
Miami got things started in the first half with a Ryan Tannehill rushing touchdown, but after that it was nothing more than a sloppy affair marred with dropped passes and injuries as the two sides exchanged field goals to end the half.
Things took a major swing in the middle of the third quarter when Miami corner Brent Grimes intercepted Cincinnati's Andy Dalton and returned it 92 yards for a score to give the Dolphins a two-touchdown lead.
Cincinnati would respond with a length drive capped off by a touchdown run from rookie Giovani Bernard. But Bernard was not done there—he took another run from 35 yards out and tied the game at 17 in the fourth.
After that, it was smooth sailing for Cincinnati until a little over a minute remained as Mike Nugent knocked a field goal through the uprights to give Bengals a three-point lead. However, Miami would respond with a field goal of its own with 11 seconds left.
That meant overtime, where Dalton was sacked for a safety by Cameron Wake for a major Dolphins victory.
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Two days after placing their top defensive back on I.R., the Bengals lose their best defensive player while their best RB sits out overtime.— Chris Wesseling (@ChrisWesseling) November 1, 2013
The last time an NFL game ended in OT on a safety was Bears 19 Titans 17 14 November 2004.— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) November 1, 2013
Third game in NFL history decided by OT safety (1989 Rams/Vikings, 2004 Titans/Bears).— Scott Kacsmar (@FO_ScottKacsmar) November 1, 2013
That just happened. Andy Dalton is sacked in the end zone for a safety to end the game.
The ruling on the field is confirmed. Dolphins get the safety. Miami wins 22-20 in overtime. Cameron Wake with the KILL.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) November 1, 2013
NEWMAN'd. Brilliant DPI saves the game, DL gets the stop.— Die Slasher (@tyschalter) November 1, 2013
Newman had to do the PI there— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Terence Newman is burned by Mike Wallace, so he purposely commits pass interference to prevent the game-winning touchdown.
FINALLY.....Mike Wallace gets a pass interference call.— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) November 1, 2013
A.J. Green saves the Bengals' drive with a major catch on third down. Cincinnati entering field-goal territory.
Green with another big third down reception— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) October 31, 2013
Joe Reeedy says it all about the questionable decisions Miami has made all night:
You’re averaging 5.6 yards rushing and you pass on third-and-one?— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
The dreaded 3rd & 1 for the Dolphins yields an incompletion. Now Bengals ball.— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) November 1, 2013
bengals are 16-11-1 in OT— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Dolphins win the toss— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Fourth Quarter, :11 Remaining
Hang tight. We're on our way to overtime after a late field goal for Miami!
Mike Nugent hits 54-yard FG. Bengals have scored 17 unanswered points to take 20-17 lead.— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 1, 2013
Mike Nugent hits the 54-yard FG to put the Bengals up 20-17. That's 17 unanswered for Bengals. 1:24 left for Miami.— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) November 1, 2013
Second half total yardage — bengals 297, Dolphins 51— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Fourth straight 300-yard game for Dalton. First Bengals QB to do that— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) November 1, 2013
Here's the touchdown by Giovani Bernard that is gaining universal praise.
Andy Dalton had a career-high five touchdown passes against the Jets, then ties a career-high three interceptions against the Dolphins.— Erik Frenz (@ErikFrenz) November 1, 2013
Andy Dalton is intercepted once again, although this one comes after Mohamed Sanu bobbles a pass into the air for anyone to come down with:
Ellerbe with the INT on a tip drill on a pass that Sanu should have caught.— Andrea Hangst (@FBALL_Andrea) November 1, 2013
It's starting to look like Cincinnati is getting its second wind. Bengals have another seven minutes to survive— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) November 1, 2013
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