Staff predictions: Miami Dolphins vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Bengals 24, Dolphins 17
Comment: The Bengals are the best team no one talks about.
Prediction: Bengals 24, Dolphins 23
Comment: Another heartbreaker for the fast-improving Dolphins, who haven’t reached the soft spot of their schedule yet.
Prediction: Dolphins 24, Bengals 21
Comment: Rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill showed signs the game’s slowing down for him and the Bengals have a suspect secondary that he might be able to exploit.
Gregory Lee Jr.
Executive Sports Editor
Prediction: Dolphins 22, Bengals 17
Comment: The breaks finally goes the Dolphins way as Reggie Bush carries load.
Online Sports Editor
Prediction: Bengals 20, Dolphins 13
Comment: The Bengals' pass rush will look to rattle Ryan Tannehill after racking up six sacks last week against Jacksonville. Cincinnati has 11 sacks in the last two games and are tied for the NFL lead with 16. On offense, the 3-1 Bengals boast WR A.J. Green, coming off back-to-back 100-yard games.
Prediction: Dolphins 28, Bengals 24
Comment: Ryan Tannehill showed last week how capable he can be carrying the Dolphins offense. But this week he won't have to. A healthy Reggie Bush will lead the Dolphins' potent rushing attack against one of the worst rushing defenses in the league.
Prediction: Bengals 23, Dolphins 17
Comment: The absence of Vontae Davis has been glaring thus far and the Dolphins would likely be 3-1 with him. The Bengals are averaging 33 points a game since the opener.
Prediction: Dolphins 27, Bengals 16
Comment: With a newfound confidence in Ryan Tannehill and the passing game combined with the Bengals' struggles against the run, look for the Dolphins to light up the scoreboard.
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