Oct 7, 2018; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) leads a team huddle against the Miami Dolphins at Paul Brown Stadium.
Miami @ Cincinnati
Current Records: Miami 3-0; Cincinnati 1-2
What to Know
After two games on the road, the Cincinnati Bengals are heading back home. They will take on the Miami Dolphins at 8:15 p.m. ET on Thursday at Paycor Stadium. Both teams come into the game bolstered by wins in their previous games.
The Bengals had enough points to win and then some against the New York Jets on Sunday, taking their matchup 27-12. The team accrued 20 points in the first half and coasted on those for the win. Cincinnati QB Joe Burrow was slinging it as he passed for three TDs and 275 yards on 36 attempts. Burrow’s 56-yard touchdown toss up the middle to WR Tyler Boyd in the first quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the afternoon.
Cincinnati’s defense was a presence as well, as it collected two interceptions and two fumbles. The picks came courtesy of FS Jessie Bates and LB Logan Wilson.
Meanwhile, it was all tied up 14-14 at the half for Miami and the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, but Miami stepped up in the second half for a 21-19 victory. No one had a standout game offensively for Miami, but they got scores from RB Chase Edmonds and WR River Cracraft.
As it got past Buffalo’s offensive line to sack QB Josh Allen four times for a total loss of 18 yards. The heavy lifting was done by LB Melvin Ingram and FS Jevon Holland, who each racked up two sacks.
The wins brought the Bengals up to 1-2 and the Dolphins to 3-0. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Cincinnati ranks first in the league when it comes to passing touchdowns allowed, with only two on the season. Less enviably, Miami is stumbling into the contest with the second most yards allowed per game in the NFL, having given up 413.7 on average.
How To Watch
- When: Thursday at 8:15 p.m. ET
- Where: Paycor Stadium — Cincinnati, Ohio
- TV: Amazon Prime Video
Cincinnati and Miami both have two wins in their last four games.
- Dec 06, 2020 – Miami 19 vs. Cincinnati 7
- Dec 22, 2019 – Miami 38 vs. Cincinnati 35
- Oct 07, 2018 – Cincinnati 27 vs. Miami 17
- Sep 29, 2016 – Cincinnati 22 vs. Miami 7