Halloween Horror Nights has a different meaning for opponents of the Miami Dolphins -- and the Cincinnati Bengals can attest.
Five times in the history of the franchise the Dolphins have played a game on Halloween and all five times they came away with more candy than the other team, most recently three years ago in Cincinnati. So quarterback
10/31/71: Dolphins 20, at L.A. Rams 14
The Dolphins jumped out to a 17-0 lead on the strength of touchdown passes from Bob Griese to Paul Warfield (74 yards) and Howard Twilley (11 yards) and then held on to escape the west coast with a 20-14 win over the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
10/31/76: at Dolphins 10, New England 3
Jim Mandich scored the game's only touchdown and running back Benny Malone gained 119 rushing yards as the Dolphins held on for a 10-3 win over the Patriots at the Orange Bowl.
10/31/93: at Dolphins 30, Kansas City 10
Don Shula recorded his 324th career victory to tie George Halas for the most wins in NFL history as the Dolphins earned a 30-10 win over the Chiefs at Joe Robbie Stadium. Scott Mitchell, subbing for the injured Dan Marino, threw for 344 yards and three touchdown passes.
10/31/99: Dolphins 16, at Oakland 9
Olindo Mare booted three field goals and Cecil Collins scored the game's only touchdown on a one-yard run as the Dolphins traveled to the west coast and came home with a 16-9 win over the Raiders at the Network Associates Coliseum. Miami's defense held recorded five sacks and an interception and held Oakland without a touchdown.
10/31/10: Dolphins 22, at Cincinnati 14
Dan Carpenter hit on five field goals and Ricky Williams added a one-yard touchdown run to lead the Dolphins to a 22-14 win over the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.