The Dolphins proved on Sunday that their 1-3 record doesn’t reflect the overall quality of their team, to the dismay of the Bengals.
Miami held off Cincinnati on the road on Sunday, winning 17-13.
After leading 7-6 at the half, the Dolphins scored the first 10 points of the second half before the Bengals narrowed the margin to four.
Neither team gained 300 yards, and the Dolphins had only 15 first downs. But it was turnovers from the Bengals that helped the Dolphins, including an Andy Dalton interception on the first drive of the third quarter, which gave Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill a 36-yard field — and in four plays a 14-6 lead.
The Bengals had a chance to win the game late, but another Dalton interception killed the drive before it started.
Miami moves to 2-3, temporarily one-half game behind the three teams who lead the AFC East.