Bengals vs Dolphins Week 9 Game Capsule

Matt Sullivan

The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals will face off in a Thursday night contest later tonight. We take a closer look at the two teams today, as well as the series history between the Bengals and Dolphins.

WEEK 9 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

CINCINNATI BENGALS (6-2) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-4)

SERIES

BENGALS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

14-5

STREAKS

Past 2, 11 of past 13

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 2-2

Philbin: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 49-9 vs. Jets

L 27-17 at Patriots

LAST GAME

10/7/12: Dolphins 17 at Bengals 13. Miami RBs Reggie Bush (13 yards) & Daniel Thomas (1) each rush for TD. Dolphins defense force 3 turnovers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/07: Bengals 38, Dolphins 25. Cincinnati WR Chad Johnson records 131 receiving yards & 2 TDs (70, 2). Bengals S Chinedum Ndukwe adds 54-yard FR-TD.

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Rocky Boiman (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Cin.), 93 (Mia.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Cin.), 226 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 183-279-2,249 (2C)-16 (2C)-7-99.0 (3C)

Tannehill: 155-261-1,769-11-9-79.5

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 110-352-3.2-3

L. Miller: 77-343-4.5-2

RECEIVING

Green: 46-734 (1C)-16.0-5

Hartline: 35-438-12.5-2

OFFENSE

369.6

311.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-3

DEFENSE

322.5

355.0

SACKS

Atkins: 5

Vernon: 4.5

INTs

A. Jones: 2

Patterson: 3

PUNTING

Huber: 45.4

Fields: 48.8 (2L)

KICKING

Nugent: 53 (23/24 PAT; 10/13 FG)

Sturgis (R): 50 (17/17 PAT; 11/15 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Aim for 5th straight win...QB ANDY DALTON is 25-15 (.625) as starter, highest all-time win pct. by Bengals QB (min. 20 starts). Had career-best 5 TD passes last week. In past 3, has 1,034 pass yards w/ 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 126 rating. Aims for 4th straight w/ 300+ pass yards. Cin. is 13-1 (.929) when Dalton has 100+ rating...RB GIOVANI BERNARD leads all AFC rookies with 524 scrimmage yards. RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 3 rush TDs in past 5 vs. Mia...WR A.J. GREEN aims for 4th straight w/ 100+ rec. yards (103, 155, 115). Averages 91.8 rec. yards per game, 2nd-best in AFC. WR MARVIN JONES had 4 TD rec. vs. NYJ, most in single-game in club history & most in NFL game since 11/18/07 (RANDY MOSS & TERRELL OWENS, 4 each). Became 1st player in NFL history to score on 4 TD passes of less than 15 yards in 1 game (9, 6, 14, 6)...CB ADAM JONES & S CHRIS CROCKER each had INT-return TD vs. NYJ...DT GENO ATKINS attended St. Thomas Aquinas HS (Ft. Lauderdale)...

DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL (11) needs 2 TD passes to set new career-high (12 in 2012). Team is 8-1 when he has 90+ rating...RB LAMAR MILLER had season-best 112 scrimmage yards last week (89 rush, 23 receiving). In past 2, RB DANIEL THOMAS is averaging 5.1 yards per carry (21 att., 107 yards)...WR MIKE WALLACE is averaging 90.5 receiving yards per game in past 2 at home...TE CHARLES CLAY has career-best in catches (29) & receiving yards (341) in '13...DT RANDY STARKS has 25 sacks w/ Mia., most by Dolphins DT...LB OLIVIER VERNON seeks 5th game in row w/ sack. Has career-best 4.5 sacks this season. LBs DANNELL ELLERBE & PHILIP WHEELER lead team with 51 tackles apiece...DT JARED ODRICK had career-high 2 sacks last week... CB DIMITRI PATTERSON has 3 INTs in 3 games in '13.

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