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Week 4 begins on Thursday night with the Cincinnati Bengals hosting the Miami Dolphins (NFL Network; 8:25 PM ET) at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals and Dolphins both enter Thursday’s matchup with 1-2 records. In Week 3, Miami defeated Cleveland 30-24 in overtime, while Cincinnati lost to Denver 29-17. The Dolphins, whose win in Week 3 marked the first career victory for rookie head coach Adam Gase, seek to win their fourth consecutive game against Cincinnati. In the last meeting, Dolphins DE Cameron Wake had three sacks, including the game-winning safety in overtime. The Bengals look to even their record at 2-2. QB Andy Dalton leads the AFC with 938 passing yards this season and RB Jeremy Hill rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3.
|REGULAR SEASON SERIES|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Adam Gase: 0-0||Marvin Lewis: 2-3|
|LAST WEEK||W 30-24 (OT) vs. Cleveland||L 29-17 at Denver|
|LAST GAME||0/31/13: Cincinnati 20 at Miami 22 (OT). Miami CB Brent Grimes has 94-yard INT-TD. Dolphins DE Cameron Wake records GW safety in OT.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||10/7/12: Dolphins 17, Bengals 13. Miami RB Reggie Bush rushes for 48 yards & TD. Dolphins DL Randy Starks and S Reshad Jones each record INT.|
|BROADCAST||NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock.|
|PASSING||Ryan Tannehill: 73-113-892-5-4-88.8||Andy Dalton: 75-115-938-2-2-89.0|
|RUSHING||Kenyan Drake: 11-49-4.5-1||Jeremy Hill: 37-150-4.1-3|
|RECEIVING||Jarvis Landry: 24-314-13.1-1||A.J. Green: 22-295-13.4-1|
|SACKS||Ndamukong Suh: 2.5||Will Clarke: 2|
|INTs||Isa Abdul-Quddus: 1||3 tied: 1|
|PUNTING||Matt Darr: 48.2||Kevin Huber: 46.0|
|KICKING||Andrew Franks: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/4 FG)||Mike Nugent: 26 (5/5 PAT; 7/8 FG)|
DOLPHINS: QB Ryan Tannehill has won both starts vs. Cin. & has 92.4 rating. Passed for 319 yards & 3 TDs last week & aims for 3rd in row with 300+ yards…RB Jay Ajayi had GW TD run in OT last week. RB Arian Foster is only NFL player since 2010 with 6,000+ rush yards (6,262), 50+ rush TDs (51) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,237)…WR Jarvis Landry ties for NFL lead with 24 catches & leads AFC with 314 rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards. In past 3 on road, WR DeVante Parker has 16 catches for 273 yards (91 per game) & TD…DE Cameron Wake had 3 sacks, FF, FR & GW safety in last meeting. Since 2010, has 65.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2010, DT Ndamukong Suh has 44.5 sacks, most by NFL DT. Since 2015, S Reshad Jones is only NFL player with 150+ tackles (166), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ sacks (2). Since 2007, DE Mario Williams ranks 3rd in NFL with 92.5 sacks.
BENGALS: QB Andy Dalton leads AFC with 938 pass yards. Has 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 103 rating in past 10 at home. Has 29 games with 100+ rating & Cin. is 26-3 (.897)…RB Jeremy Hill rushed for 2 TDs last week & has 10 rush TDs in past 11 (incl. playoffs). RB Giovani Bernard had 104 scrimmage yards & 2 rush TDs in last meeting…WR A.J. Green had 11 catches for 128 yards in last game vs. Mia. Incl. playoffs, has 5 TDs in past 5 at home…DT Geno Atkins aims for 3rd meeting in row with sack. Has 41 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. CB Adam Jones is only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career. DE Carlos Dunlap has 9 sacks in past 10 home games. DE Michael Johnson aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. with sack. DE Will Clarke aims for 3rd in row with sack.