5 Will the Dolphins take advantage of the Bengals’ deep secondary? This game will be televised on the NFL Network at 7:25 p.m.
Currently, 17 National Football League teams have losing records after three weeks of competition.
The Bengals are only 10-6 at Paul Brown Stadium in the past two seasons, including a first-round playoff loss to Pittsburgh. They are in uncharted territory.
Coyle’s unit is under fire after it was torched last week in a 29-17 home loss to Denver.
However, if Howard struggles with rookie jitters, this could be a long day for the Dolphins’ defense. They’ll do so with a new stud defender on the field as they welcome back linebacker Vontze Burfict from his three-game suspension.
The Miami Dolphins announced they waived wide receiver Justin Hunter on Wednesday after he appeared in just one game with the team this season. Tight end Jordan Cameron is out this game due to a concussion. Miami has yet to announce if they will elevate a practice squad player to their active roster. He had offseason surgery on his ankle after injuring it in the Pro Bowl.
Tannehill threw for 319 yards and three touchdowns but also two picks. Running back Jeremy Hill is now the team’s scoring leader, with three rushing touchdowns.
The Bengals just can’t seem to get it together, and it’s hurting them in a big way, leaving them 1-2 for the first time in five years. Green had 128 yards on 11 receptions in the last match up against the Dolphins. If they can’t run the football they won’t beat Cincinnati. The combination of Bengals DT Geno Atkins and LBs Karlos Dansby, Vontaze Burfict and Rey Maualuga might be too much.
The Dolphins offensive line is likely to have its challenges tonight due to multiple injuries. Further back, safety Reshad Jones is one of the most underrated defensive backs in the NFL.
Steen was a three-year starter during his time at Alabama from 2009-13 and won three national championships (2009, 2011 and 2012). They got their first win last week against the Cleveland Browns.
The Dolphins should be feeling encouraged after their first win of the season over Cleveland, but should be lucky they aren’t headed to Cincinnati 0-3. His $96 million contract is the second-highest behind defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh ($100 million) and dictates that Tannehill develops into the engine that drives the Dolphins. Ajayi added 28 yards and that score on seven carries. Tannehill also is the third-most-hit (387) quarterback in that span. Miami must find a way to run the ball effectively so it has some sort of balance. He is expected to miss the game.
The Dolphins (1-2) are simply trying to hold it together. They have prepared him for opponents trying to goad him.
DOLPHINS WR Jarvis Landry had 7-120-1 receiving on 12 targets in Week 3. Cincinnati is a unsafe team with a lot of offensive talent. The total has gone under in the Dolphins’ last eight Thursday games.