CINCINNATI– The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Miami Dolphins 27-15 on Thursday evening, yet head as well as neck injuries endured by Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the 2nd quarter were the tale of the video game at Paycor Arena.

Thursday evening’s video game in between the Bengals (2-2) as well as Dolphins had not been rather, yet Cincinnati had the ability to intestine out a triumph ultimately.

Cincinnati will not be whining regarding just how it obtained the win, nevertheless. The Bengals opened up the period with back-to-back losses. As in Week 4 last period, Cincinnati wound up with a difficult video game on its hands, in the house, on “Thursday Evening Football.” As well as like in 2015, the Bengals did simply sufficient to take out a much-needed win.

Define the video game in 2 words: Prime-time despair. On a display evening for the Bengals, Cincinnati was a little bit slow-moving yet was still in the mix to take out one more win on “Thursday Evening Football.”

Offer an outbreak efficiency: Bengals running back Joe Mixon looked excellent at an early stage the group’s opening drive when he grabbed stable pieces of lawns as well as scored his initial hurrying goal of the period. However throughout the video game, Mixon’s manufacturing tracked off. It took 17 brings for Mixon to strike 50 lawns, which isn’t the performance Cincinnati’s mentoring personnel desires for its hurrying assault. In the 4th quarter, Mixon was packed on third-and-goal at Miami’s 1-yard line.

QB malfunction: Cincinnati quarterback Joe Burrow really did not have among his much better provings versus Miami, as well as the evidence remains in the NFL Next Gen Statistics. Omitting tosses behind the line of skirmish, Burrow finished his initial 10 passes of 10 or less air lawns. On intermediate tosses in between 10 as well as 19 air lawns, nevertheless, he missed on his initial 5 efforts. Burrow had the ability to get rid of any kind of deal with some deep passes that relocated the violation, consisting of a 59-yard goal pass to pass receiver Tee Higgins

Uncomfortable fad: Well, allow’s speak about the violation once again. For the 3rd time in 4 video games, points really did not look excellent for Cincinnati. Followers inside Paycor Arena booed the violation on a number of various celebrations. There were a number of intense places, yet the tired revealing for the initial 3 quarters will certainly be perplexing for those really hoping the Week 3 win versus the New York City Jets indicated the violation was improving. — Ben Child

Underrated figure to understand: The Bengals racked up an opening-drive goal for the 2nd straight week. They had 2 opening-drive TDs every one of last period.

Following video game: at Ravens (8:20 p.m. ET, Oct. 9)


The Dolphins (3-1) shed to the Bengals in their initial prime-time video game of the period, shedding their title as the AFC’s last unbeaten group while doing so.

However none of that really felt specifically crucial.