Miami Dolphins (3-1) vs. Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)
DATE: Sunday, Oct. 7
TIME: 1 p.m. ET
SITE: Paul Brown Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio
TV: CBS or Watch the game on the NFL app, regardless of mobile provider.
TV ANNOUNCERS: (Kevin Harlan, play-by-play; Rich Gannon, color analyst; Steve Tasker, sideline reporter)
DOLPHINS RADIO NETWORK: KISS (99.9 FM); WQAM (560 AM); WQBA (1140 AM-Spanish)
RADIO VOICES: English broadcast — Jimmy Cefalo, Bob Griese, Joe Rose, Kim Bokamper; Spanish broadcast — Roly Martin, Eduardo Martell
SERIES RECORD: Miami leads 16-6 (including playoffs)
AT MIAMI: Dolphins lead 7-2
AT CINCINNATI: Dolphins lead 9-4
LAST MEETING: 2016 at Cincinnati; Bengals 22, Dolphins 7
HISTORY LESSON: The game Sunday will come exactly six years after the Dolphins played at Paul Brown Stadium. In that game on Oct. 7, 2012, the Dolphins pulled out a 17-13 victory thanks to a spirited defensive effort. The Dolphins kept Cincinnati out of the end zone until early in the fourth quarter, then made three defensive stops to secure the victory, the last coming when safety Reshad Jones picked off quarterback Andy Dalton at midfield with 1:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.
SERIES TREND: The Dolphins have a perfect 10-0 record against the Bengals in October games. That includes eight victories in Cincinnati, including the 17-13 victory in 2012.
CINCINNATI’S RECORD: 3-1
LAST GAME: Won 37-36 at Atlanta
OVERVIEW: The Bengals have gotten off to an impressive start as they seek a return to the playoffs after a three-year absence. Cincinnati is coming off a thrilling one-point victory against the Falcons where Andy Dalton threw the game-winning touchdown pass to star wide receiver A.J. Green in the final seconds. The Bengals have been outstanding on offense, particularly in the red zone, where they have scored on all 13 attempts and their touchdown percentage (84.6) is the best in the NFL. Tyler Boyd has emerged as a quality second receiving option and leads the Bengals with 26 receptions. Running backs Joe Mixon, who has missed the past two games with a knee injury, and Giovani Bernard both are averaging at least 4.6 yards per attempt. The Bengals did lose tight end Tyler Eifert, a former first-round pick, to a ankle injury in the Atlanta game. Defensive linemen Geno Atkins and Carlos Dunlap, who both recently signed contract extensions, leads the Bengals in sacks with four and three, respectively. Linebacker Vontaze Burfict could make his season debut after serving a four-game league suspension.
KEY NEW FACES: C Billy Price (draft-1st round), S Jessie Bates (draft-2nd), DE Sam Hubbard (draft-3rd), LB Malik Jefferson (draft-3rd), LB Preston Brown (Buffalo), T Cordy Glenn (Buffalo), T Bobby Hart (N.Y. Giants)
KEY VETERANS GONE: RB Jeremy Hill, WR Brandon LaFell, S George Iloka, DB Josh Shaw, C Russell Bodine, CB Adam Jones
Final Injury Report
|TE A.J. Derby (foot)||DE Cameron Wake (knee)||LB Chase Allen (foot)|
|QB Luke Falk (wrist)||LB Stephone Anthony (hamstring)|
|CB Bobby McCain (knee)||RB Brandon Bolden (hamstring)|
|DE Andre Branch (knee)|
|S Reshad Jones (shoulder)|
|S T.J. McDonald (foot)|
|WE DeVante Parker (quadricep)|
|RB Giovani Bernard (knee)|
|TE Tyler Eifert (ankle)|
|C Billy Price (foot)|
|WR John Ross (groin)|