For the fourth straight game, the hard-luck
carried a lead into the fourth quarter.
After blowing those leads against the Jets and Cardinals the past two weeks, the visitors managed to keep the
from charging through yet another opening.
had second-half touchdown runs and the Dolphins held on for a 17-13 win at
on Sunday afternoon.
sealed the outcome with an interception of
with 1:22 left.
The Dolphins improved to 2-3, while the Bengals fell to 3-2.
The Bengals pulled within 17-13 on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Andy Dalton to
two plays into the fourth quarter. That drive was set up by
’s fourth missed field goal the past three weeks, this time a questionable attempt from 53 yards.
Earlier, defensive tackle
’ fourth career interception set up the Dolphins for a 36-yard scoring drive early in the third quarter.
for 28 yards and Bush picked his way around left end for 13 yards and the touchdown on the next play that made it 14-6.
Thomas put the Dolphins in front 7-6 with a 1-yard plunge midway through the second quarter. That capped a nine-play, 63-yard scoring drive highlighted by a 24-yard pass to
on third and 10 from the Cincinnati 43.
Two early turnovers helped put the Dolphins in a 6-0 hole after one quarter.
Reshad Jones had a Bengals punt bounce off his backside, with
recovering at the Dolphins’ 26 to set up a 42-yard
On the very next drive,
lost a fumble after eight-play drive reached the Bengals’ 11.
The Bengals then marched 72 yards in 13 plays, converting one fourth down before settling for a 24-yard field goal.
, back after missing four games with a knee injury, gave the Dolphins their first fumble recovery (in eight tries) late in the first half. However, Lane was stopped on fourth-and-1 from the Bengals’ 38.