Dolphins-Bengals Preview Capsule
MIAMI (3-1) at CINCINNATI (3-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE — Bengals by 5
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Miami 3-1, Cincinnati 3-1
SERIES RECORD — Dolphins lead 16-6
LAST MEETING — Bengals beat Dolphins 22-7, Sept. 2, 2016
LAST WEEK — Dolphins lost to Patriots 38-7; Bengals beat Falcons 37-36
AP PRO32 RANKING — Dolphins No. 15, Bengals No. 6
DOLPHINS OFFENSE — OVERALL (30), RUSH (25t), PASS (28).
DOLPHINS DEFENSE — OVERALL (26), RUSH (20), PASS (26).
BENGALS OFFENSE — OVERALL (16), RUSH (22), PASS (12).
BENGALS DEFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (21t), PASS (28).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Dolphins have second-best winning percentage vs. Bengals; only San Francisco is better at 11-4. ... Dolphins try for first 4-1 start since 2003 but have been outgained by 435 yards, third worst in NFL, and outscored 90-82. ... Miami defense ranks 26th but leads league with nine interceptions. ... Dolphins tied for third with 10 takeaways, and tied for third in turnover differential at plus-4. ... QB Ryan Tannehill has completed at least 70 percent of passes in seven of past nine games. ... Dolphins have lost by 40, 32, 31 and 24 points on road under coach Adam Gase. ... Bengals off to best start since 2015. ... Defense ranks 29th in yards allowed, and has given up 10th-most points. Ranks last in league on third down, allowing opponents to convert 57 percent. ... QB Andy Dalton had perfect passer rating of 158.3 in first half vs. Falcons, completing all but two throws. Dalton led 16-play drive to winning TD pass to A.J. Green with 7 seconds left. His 22nd career winning drive tied Boomer Esiason for club record and ranks ninth among active QBs. ... Offense has scored in last 34 trips inside 20-yard line, longest active streak in NFL. New England is second at 29. Bengals have TDs on 11 of 13 trips inside 20, best in league. ... In three games against Miami, Green has 30 catches for 366 yards and two scores. ... Fantasy tip: With teams giving Green attention, WR Tyler Boyd has emerged as Dalton's top target. He had career-high 11 catches for 100 yards in Atlanta. Boyd leads Bengals with 26 catches for 349 yards and two TDs.
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