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Rapid Recap: Dolphins flounder in Cincinnati

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The Dolphins knew playing three road games in the first four with a first year head coach, Adam Gase, would be a challenge. However, their “no show” on offense for much of the night in the Queen City against the Bengals dropped them to 1-3 and has to be most troubling.

Yes, there are injuries on the offensive line and to RB Arian Foster and even WR Jarvis Landry was banged up with a short week to heal his shoulder, but still, they did almost nothing on offense for four quarters in a 22-7 loss.

Here are some quick particulars:

Miami scored quickly on their first play (throw) of the night as Ryan Tannehill launched this quick strike TD to Kenny Stills:

The Fins may have thought that was a great sign of things to come, but little did they know that they would only muster 177 total yards and zero points the rest of the night.

Meanwhile, the Bengals countered with stud WR A.J. Green who repeatedly humbled the Miami secondary whether it was 1 on 1 or double coverage. He was the key to Bengals taking control of the game, for good as it turned out, in the second quarter:

Green finished with 10 catches for 173 yards and the lone Bengal TD in the 2nd Quarter. Cincy’s kicker Mike Nugent nailed five field goals including two in the 2nd half for the only points after halftime in the 22-7 win.

Without Foster, the Dolphins had no real running game with Jay Ajayi, Kenyan Drake and Co. only gaining 63 yards for the game.

With the loss the Dolphins are now 1-3 and will next play the Tennessee Titans.


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