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Dolphins Avoid Historic Collapse Against Bengals

Glenn Kaplan
2019 NFL Draft Hats from New Era

The Miami Dolphins took a 35-12 lead in the fourth-quarter over the Cincinnati Bengals after Myles Gaskin scored on a 2-yard rushing touchdown. You wouldn't think that Cincinnati had a chance to make this game interesting on the road against Miami, but everything appeared wrong.

Andy Dalton threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Uzomah with less than 6:08 remaining in regulation to cut the deficit to 35-19. With less than 33 seconds remaining in regulation on a fourth-and-goal from the 3-yard line, Dalton threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd (2-point conversion pass to Tyler Eifert from Andy Dalton).

Cincinnati then attempted an onside kick and recovered with 28 seconds remaining in regulation. As time expired, Andy Dalton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Eifert and Andy Dalton ran in a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 35 and send the game into overtime. That memory would be short lived as Jason Sanders made the game-winning 37-yard field goal for Miami as time expired and they avoided a catastrophic collapse by a score of 38-35.

The Dolphins could have folded in overtime, but they didn't. This team is growing week-by-week under first year Head Coach Brian Flores.

With the loss for the Cincinnati Bengals, they will officially have the number one pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Cincinnati will still have one more game to play however.

Miami scored on the opening drive of the game on a 1-yard touchdown pass to Christian Wilkins from Ryan Fitzpatrick. That was Wilkins's only reception in the game. He is one of the starters on the defensive line for this football team.

Fitzpatrick had a solid day with completing 31-of-52 passes for 419 yards four touchdowns and one interception. He also rushed for nine yards on four carries.

Myles Gaskin was the leading rusher in this game for the Miami Dolphins with 55 yards rushing on 16 carries and a score. He also caught one pass for three yards receiving.

Later in the first-quarter, Fitzpatrick threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to DeVante Parker. Parker finished the game with five receptions for 111 yards receiving and a touchdown.

With the Dolphins leading 14-3 in the second-quarter, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki. Gesicki finished the game with six receptions for 82 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

With Miami leading 21-6 in the third-quarter, Fitzpatrick threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Mike Gesicki.

Albert Wilson also caught seven passes for 79 yards receiving.

Isaiah Ford caught five passes for 68 yards receiving for the Miami Dolphins.

With less than 3:45 remaining in the third-quarter, Cincinnati scored a touchdown on a Andy Dalton 34-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Boyd (missed 2-point conversion) on a fourth-and-3 play from the Miami 34-yard line.

Dalton completed 33-of-56 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns.

Tyler Boyd was the leading receiver in this game for the Bengals with nine receptions for 128 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

John Ross III caught six passes for 84 yards receiving. He also rushed for six yards on two carries.

Joe Mixon was the leading rusher in this game for Cincinnati with 50 yards rushing on 21 carries. He also caught two passes for 23 yards receiving.

Tyler Eifert caught four passes for 57 yards receiving.

Alex Erickson caught six passes for 55 yards receiving for the Cincinnati Bengals.

C.J. Uzomah caught four passes for 37 yards receiving and a touchdown.

Giovani Bernard rushed for three yards on two carries. He also caught two passes for 12 yards receiving for Cincinnati.

The Bengals will probably draft quarterback Joe Burrow from LSU with the number one overall pick in April's Draft.

The Miami Dolphins drop to the fifth pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Washington Redskins (3-12) currently have the second pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. They lost to the New York Giants (4-11) at home 41-35 in overtime on Sunday afternoon. New York currently has the fourth pick in the NFL Draft. The Detroit Lions (3-11-1) currently has the third overall pick in the NFL Draft and they lost to the Denver Broncos (6-9) on the road on Sunday afternoon by a score of 27-17.

Cincinnati (1-14) will host the Cleveland Browns (6-9) next Sunday.

Miami (4-11) will be on the road against the New England Patriots (12-3) next Sunday.

 

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