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CBS Sports breaks down if a Bengals are still contenders


Cincinnati Bengals outward linebacker Vontaze Burfict adjusts his helmet during an NFL football imperative minicamp in Cincinnati. The Bengals consider that they'll urge significantly with Burfi

The Dolphins’ run invulnerability is second-to-last in a league. This diversion will be televised on a NFL Network during 7:25 p.m.

50 – Career sacks by Bengals defensive finish Carlos Dunlap after he forsaken Denver’s Trevor Siemian on Sunday for his initial of a season. They are in uncharted territory.

Bengals owners Mike Brown hopes a approaching lapse of dual tip players will assistance his bar miscarry after a 1-2 start.

The Bengals struggled to put adult points opposite a Broncos and a invulnerability had some breakdowns. Cincinnati got a detrimental pull of removing a Patriots on Tom Brady’s initial diversion behind during Gillette Stadium following a finish of his suspension.

This week’s Thursday Night Football movement comes in a form of a 1-2 group roving to take on another 1-2 team. Tight finish Tyler Eifert, who led a group is 13 touchdowns, is out with an injury. Andy Dalton finished 21 of 31 passes for 206 yards and one interceptions. He finished 10 of his 11 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, good for a roughly ideal quarterback rating of 149.1. Cincinnati competence be means to get RB Jeremy Hill and RB Giovani Bernard into a groove.

-Bengals WR A.J. Green vs. Dolphins CB Xavien Howard.

Las Vegas and online oddsmakers determine that Cincinnati is a almost improved team, creation them seven-point home favorites, around OddsShark (44.5 over/under).

But a Miami invulnerability still authorised a Browns offense with Cody Kessler underneath core to raise adult 430 yards. He has had to understanding with coaching changes, descent coordinator changes. Further back, reserve Reshad Jones is one of a many underrated defensive backs in a NFL.

But right tackle Ja’Wuan James should be behind in his starting mark (he was pulled for overtime of final Sunday’s 30-24 feat over Cleveland) and a receivers are comparatively healthy.

Here are a integrate of things to watch for and what will be critical if Miami wants to win this game. The former Texas AM Aggies star has thrown for 892 yards to go with 5 touchdowns.

Through 3 games, a team’s heading rusher is also their quarterback Tannehill.

Arian Foster will be out again this week as he continues to helper a groin and hamstring damage he suffered in Week 2 during New England.

This might seem like a foregone end yet a line in this one indicates things are approaching to really tighten and should be a margin idea form game. The Dolphins manager Adam Gase know that a teams need to get improved and fast. When he has been honest though, his attribute with superb far-reaching receiver Jarvis Landry has continued to thrive. Cincinnati is a unsure group with a lot of descent talent.

In a final 4 years, a Dolphins have left 2-2 when personification on Thursdays. Here are 3 keys to a Bengals feat and predictions from Bengals kick writers Jim Owczarski and Paul Dehner, Jr.