Behind a makeshift offensive line that was down two starters, the Dolphins, led by running backs Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas,grounded out 142 yards in the first half, including 89 by Miller, against the Bengals' eighth-ranked rushing defense that had been giving up an average of 97.2 yards per game. That¿s the most rushing yards in the first half by Miami since 2002. The Dolphins might've led by 14 at halftime if Miller's spectacular 41-yard run didn't end in a fumble into the end zone where Adam 'Pac Man' Jones ran it out. It helped that tackle machine Ray Maualuga (knee) was out and two-time Pro Bowl DT Geno Atkins sustained a knee injury early in the second quarter. However, the Bengals dominated possession in the third quarter to slow the Dolphins' running attack down.
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