Starks teamed up with defensive tackle
Starks’ hard work and perseverance paid off early in the second half when he timed his leap perfectly to snatch a Dalton pass out of the air and hang on for the interception. He ran it back five yards to the Bengals’ 36 and then watched his offense cash in three plays later on running back
Later on in the half, he got up again and tipped a pass away at the line and then stuffed the middle whenever the Bengals tried to run the ball. He now has 3.5 sacks on the season and four career interceptions.
The play of Starks and the entire defensive line helped slow down a potent Bengals offense and hold them to just one touchdown and two field goals, keeping them out of the end zone in the first half. Miami’s defense continues to solidify itself as one of the toughest units in the entire National Football League and Starks is a key reason.