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Bengals Rally Past Dolphins

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

The Cincinnati Bengals looked lifeless for more than half of the game at home against the Miami Dolphins. The Bengals were once down 17-0 and they rallied to defeat the Dolphins 27-17.

The Miami Dolphins scored two touchdowns in the second-quarter on a Ryan Tannehill 22-yard touchdown pass to Kenyan Drake and a Jakeem Grant 70-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Tannehill completed 20-of-35 passes for 185 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. Drake rushed for 46 yards on six carries. He also caught seven passes for 69 yards receiving and a touchdown. Frank Gore was the Miami Dolphins leading rusher with 63 yards on 12 carries.

With the Cincinnati Bengals trailing 17-3 in the fourth-quarter, Andy Dalton threw a 18-yard touchdown pass to Joe Mixon. Mixon rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries. He also caught three passes for 22 yards receiving and a score.

Dalton completed 20-of-30 passes for 248 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 10 yards on four carries. A.J. Green was the Bengals leading receiver with six receptions for 112 yards receiving.

Michael Johnson returned an interception 22 yards later in the fourth for Cincinnati. With the Cincinnati Bengals leading 20-17 in the fourth-quarter, Sam Hubbard returned a fumble 19 yards for a touchdown.

This game was a tale of two halves. The Dolphins dominated the first half and the Bengals dominated the second half, but mainly the fourth-quarter when they scored 24 unanswered points.

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict returned from his four-game suspension.

The Miami Dolphins (3-2) will host the Chicago Bears (3-1) next Sunday and the Cincinnati Bengals (4-1) will host the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-2-1) next Sunday.

This article was originally published on @gk18