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Cincinnati 27, Miami 17
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, October 7, 2018
Where: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio
Temperature: 87°
Head Official: Craig Wrolstad
Attendance: 52708

Defensive linemen Michael Johnson and Sam Hubbard scored touchdowns as the host Cincinnati Bengals rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit, beating the Miami Dolphins 27-17 on Sunday afternoon.

It was the third fourth-quarter winning comeback this season by the Bengals (4-1), who lead the AFC North.

Randy Bullock made a 20-yard field goal with 3:33 left in the fourth quarter, snapping a 17-17 tie. On Miami's next drive, Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap's strip sack resulted in Hubbard's 19-yard fumble return for a touchdown. That capped a rally in which the Bengals scored 27 consecutive points.

The Bengals' rally also included a touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to Joe Mixon as well as Johnson's interception return for another score.

Dalton completed 20 of 30 passes for 248 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Mixon ran 22 times for 93 yards, and receiver A.J. Green caught six passes for 112 yards.

Miami (3-2), which has lost two games in a row, was led by Jakeem Grant, who had a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill completed 20 of 35 passes for 185 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Miami opened the scoring with 7:22 left in the second quarter. Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake got behind linebacker Hardy Nickerson, catching a 22-yard TD pass from Tannehill.

Cincinnati had another scoring chance later in the second quarter. However, Bullock's 37-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, who rushed up the middle and got his right hand on the ball.

Miami extended its lead to 14-0 on Grant's punt-return score. Grant was ruled out of bounds at the 2=yard line, but that call was reversed upon video review, and it was a TD.

After Miami took a 17-0 lead on Jason Sanders' 42-yard field goal, Cincinnati mounted a comeback.

Bullock hit a 51-yard field goal late in the second quarter. On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Bengals cut their deficit to 17-10 on Dalton's 18-yard TD pass to Mixon, who beat linebacker Kiko Alonso.

Three minutes later, Cincinnati blitzed. Tannehill tried to get rid of the ball, only to have his short pass deflected and intercepted by Johnson, who ran 22 yards for the game-tying touchdown.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Rushing
Miami   Cincinnati
Frank Gore Player Joe Mixon
12 Attempts 22
63 Yards 93
5.2 Avg Yards 4.2
0 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 31
Receiving
Miami   Cincinnati
Kenyan Drake Player A.J. Green
7 Receptions 6
69 Yards 112
9.9 Avg Yards 18.7
1 Touchdowns 0
22 Long 23
Team Stats Summary
 
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Miami 297 128 169 2 1 1 2.0 0
Cincinnati 332 103 229 3 2 2 3.0 1
Upcoming Games
  • Cincinnati will play their next game at home against Pittsburgh. The Bengals have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Miami will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Dolphins have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .000 after a loss.