There were so many things that were frustrating for Bengals fans to watch in the 22-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins this past Thursday night. Hearts sunk when the teams best defensive player, DT Geno Atkins, was lost for the season when he tore his ACL in the second quarter. In addition to the Atkins loss, RB Giovani Bernard injured his ribs in the 4th quarter after having a huge game up to that point, the injury is not believed to be serious. Other frustrations included Andy Dalton throwing 3 interceptions (2 of which were his fault in my opinion), there were also several dropped passes by receivers including 1 by AJ Green, 1 by Jermaine Gresham, and a few costly drops by Mohamed Sanu. A terrible holding call on Jermaine Gresham in the 3rd quarter also whipped out a Marvin Jones touchdown and later in the that same drive Dalton threw an interception to Brent Grimes which he returned 94 yards for a TD. The game ended in overtime on a questionable safety call when Andy Dalton was sacked by Dolphins DE Cameron Wake in the end zone. Wake had 3 sacks in the game. The Bengals had there chances to win late in the 4th quarter and again in overtime but were unable to close it out. Read a more in depth recap on the game by clicking here.
Running back Bernard Scott brought some much needed burst to the Bengals run game this past Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He rushed for 40 yards on 5 carries and had the longest run play of the season against Miami on a 29 yard scamper. Scott injured his left knee early in the game and will now miss the rest of the season. The end of Scott’s season marks the beginning of LB Dontay Moch’s season as he was activated this past Monday to take Scott’s place on the roster. Read more.
The Miami Dolphins defeated the Bengals in Cincinnati today 17-13. Too many mistakes were made on both sides of the ball for the Bengals today, Andy Dalton did not have a lot of time in the pocket and threw 2 INT’s, the receivers fumbled several times, and the team decided to kick the PAT after scoring in the 4th quarter to pull them within 4 points instead of going for 2 to bring them within a FG. Read more.