NFL Game Capsules – Week 9

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Updated: November 1, 2013

Miami, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Cameron Wake sacked Andy Dalton in the end
zone for a safety with 6:38 left in overtime, giving the Miami Dolphins a wild
and much-needed 22-20 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Sun Life Stadium.
Wake’s third sack of the night ended a four-game losing streak for Miami (4-4)
that very nearly reached five after a pair of Giovani Bernard second-half
rushing touchdowns and Mike Nugent’s 54-yard field goal turned a 14-point
deficit into a 20-17 Cincinnati lead with 1:24 remaining in regulation. The
Dolphins’ special teams came through down the stretch, though, with Caleb
Sturgis drilling a game-tying 44-yard field goal with 11 seconds to go in the
fourth quarter and Brandon Fields setting up Wake’s final sack by pinning the
Bengals deep in their own end with a 32-yard pooch punt. Miami’s defense
aided the cause as well by intercepting Andy Dalton three times, one of
which was returned 92 yards for a touchdown by Brent Grimes. Dalton, named
the AFC’s Offensive Player of Month for October earlier in the day, finished
with 338 yards on a 32-of-53 completion rate but failed to throw for a
touchdown five days after putting up five in a 49-9 rout of the New York Jets.
The Dolphins, on the other hand, got a turnover-free performance from Ryan
Tannehill and a 16-carry, 105-yard effort out of Lamar Miller. Tannehill had a
1-yard touchdown run while going an efficient 20-of-28 for 208 yards through
the air. Cincinnati (6-3) had a four-game win streak snapped despite a
career-best 11 catches by A.J. Green totaling 128 yards.