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Ryan Tannehill: Bengals game ‘one of worst performances’ from Dolphins offense

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NFL: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Dolphins could not find any offensive rhythm on Thursday night in a 22-7 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. The team’s only score came on a 74-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ryan Tannehill to wide receiver Kenny Stills, 74 yards that accounted for one-third of the team’s offensive total for the night. The rest of the night featured punts, fumbles, and interceptions.

The Dolphins possessions on the night ended with a:

Touchdown
Punt
Punt
Punt
Fumble
Punt
Punt
Punt
Punt
Interception
Turnover on Downs

It was a rough night for the offense, and it is not just the fans making that observation. “It was probably one of the worst performances I’ve seen from our offense in a long time,” Tannehill said after the game. “We did some decent things in the run game. We just couldn’t get anything going in the passing game. No consistency, not enough execution, too many mistakes -- it was bad.”

Tannehill finished the game 15-for-25 for 189 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and a lost fumble.

“We all just can’t get out of our own way,” head coach Adam Gase said after the loss.

“We have to get it fixed soon,” Tannehill added. “By soon I mean Monday. It’s gone on too long. There’s no more excuses. There’s no more waiting. It has to be important to everyone on that field. We have to get it fixed right now.”

The Dolphins will next play the Tennessee Titans on September 9, staring a home stand that will continue through Week 9 before the team heads to California for two weeks. Tannehill is absolutely correct in stating that the team has to fix these problems on Monday. They have to use this long break between games - and the fact that they will be playing at home for the next several weeks - to look at themselves, find their strengths and start playing to them.

Miami’s starting quarterback is saying the right things. Now, he has to make it happen.