The Bengals have won two games in five days after dropping their first two contests. On Sunday, they defeated the New York Jets. The game on Thursday night was marred by the horrifying sight of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa being carried off the field on a stretcher. Then they turned around and defeated Miami 27-15.
The Cincinnati Bengals are seeming more like the defending AFC champions thanks to an improved offensive line that is lining up in front of quarterback Joe Burrow and a defense that is forcing errors. Before being hurt, Tagovailoa was 8 for 14 for 110 yards and a pick. Bridgewater completed one interception and one touchdown. They also managed to make 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards.
Despite being brought to the hospital, Tagovailoa was anticipated to be released and go home with the team. The quarterback suffered a concussion, according to coach Mike McDaniel. With three minutes left in the game, Cincinnati safety Vonn Bell intercepted Miami’s backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and Burrow then threw a last-second 2-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst to secure the victory. The Dolphins were led by Tyreek Hill, who had 10 catches for 160 yards.
Three field goals were made by Jason Sanders, and one was blocked. Additionally, he failed a point-after attempt. Miami’s first defeat of the year came at the hands of the Bengals. The Dolphins left Cincinnati unsure of what would happen to their primary quarterback. The Bengals expanded the Paycor Stadium’s infant Ring of Honor by two players during halftime.