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The Splash Zone 12/23/19: Dolphins Beat Bengals In Overtime

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NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Miami Dolphins Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

From big man touchdowns to last second field goals. This game pretty much had everything. Two of the worst teams squared off and made for a fun afternoon of football. The Dolphins came out firing in the first half only to struggle in the second half. The Bengals did the reverse, sloppy first half then a good second half. With a Dolphins win, the Bengals clinched the first overall pick in the 2020 draft while the Dolphins fell back to the fifth overall.

You can check out that story here, and the rest of the day’s round-up below.

Dolphins win 38-35 in overtime as Bengals secure No. 1 draft choice – ProFootballTalk
There is little question about who the worst team in the NFL is. The Bengals lost their 14th game of the season, falling to the Dolphins 38-35 on the last play of overtime. Depending on how you look it, the Bengals won as they will have the No. 1 draft pick this spring.

Bengals at Dolphins

Andy Cohen: Dolphins Deliver With Improbable OT Win
Ryan Fitzpatrick throws four touchdown passes and sets up game-winning FG.

Dolphins Overcome Bengals' Comeback In Overtime, 38-35
Jason Sanders kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired in overtime to beat Cincinnati.

Five instant takeaways from Miami Dolphins’ OT victory over Cincinnati Bengals - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Jason Sanders kicks a 37-yard field goal as time expires in OT to lift the Dolphins, who had conceded 16 points in the closing seconds of regulation.

'72 Dolphins, voted best team, toast perfection
The 1972 Dolphins, voted the league's best team, toasted their perfect season Sunday.

Dolphins Quarterbacks

Schad: Miami Dolphins’ Ryan Fitzpatrick proved too good for tank, but Tua in play - Sports - The Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach, FL
Fitzpatrick brings maturity and credibility and intelligence and grit. And my gosh he’d be the ideal mentor for Tua Tagovailoa

Dolphins Defensive Line

Christian Wilkins Relishes First Career Touchdown
Wilkins became just the second Dolphins defensive lineman to catch a pass in a regular season game.

Phinsider News You May Have Missed

Bengals at Dolphins halftime report: Score, recap, and immediate reactions - The Phinsider
The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals have reached halftime in their Week 16 contest, a battle between two teams in contention for the first-overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Dolphins...

Bengals at Dolphins preview: Joe Mixon, Andy Dalton, Tyler Boyd keys for Cincinnati - The Phinsider