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G5: DOLPHINS @ CINCINNATI: Final: The Dolphins win a close game! The Dolphins win a close game! Very nice, solid road win for Miami today over a pretty good opponent on the heel of two straight overtime defeats. Dolphins now 2-3. Rookie Ryan Tannehill was an efficient 17-for-26 for 223 yards but the story was Miami's defense dominating Cincy when it counted, led by interceptions from Randy Starks and Reshad Jones. 4Q: Reshad Jones pick with 1:22 left all but seals win for Miami! ... Break for Miami as 'Gals blow 41-yard FG try with 3 minutes left. Thought they should have gone for it on 4th and 5. ... Huge Cameron Wake sack pushes Cincy out of FG range and forces punt. ... Bad drop, Charles Clay. Hands of Clay! ... A.J. Green beats Sean Smith for 2-yard TD pass from Andy Dalton and Cincy within 17-13. Thought they might go for two but still very early in quarter. ..... 3Q: 'Gals knocking on the Dolphin door as the quarter ends. ... Carpenter long enough but just wide on 53-yard FG try. ... MIA up 17-6 with Dan Carpenter 46-yard FG. Dolphins feeling win-bound. Ouch. Was that a jinx thing to say? ... Nice 13-yard TD run by Reggie Bush set up by Randy Starks interception for a 14-6 Miami lead. (My fantasy team thanks you, Reggie. He was a last-minute start over Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis for me). ..... Half: Miami up by a point a good sign after two turnovers in otherwise even half. Cincy stopping the run pretty well and Ryan Tannehill pretty sharp means Dolphins probably will open it up offensively from here. Tanneball! ..... 2Q: Reggie Bush hobbles out of game; doesn't appear serious. ... Dolphins recover fumble but then can't convert 4th-and-inches. Plays like that lose games. ... Close call on that A.J. Green fumble overturn. Can the Dolphins ever catch a damned break!? ... Dolphins up 7-6 after mid-quarter 1-yard TD run by Daniel Thomas. A lead despite two giveaways. A good sign. ..... 1Q: More hard luck for Miami. Freakish turnover on a punt rerturn and a fumble by Jorvorskie Lane leads to two Cincy FGs and a 6-0 hole. That's no way to build a career, Lane. ... Just rolled back from Chicago. ..... Original post: Two heartbreak overtime losses in a row by Miami set the stage for this game. The first was at home, to the nemsis Stinkin' Jets. Last week came in Arizona -- despite 431 yards by Ryan Tannehill, 253 of them to Brian Hartline, and 8 defensive sacks. (How do you put up those numbers and not win!?) Now comes another in the parade of winnable but not easily won games. I think Miami can run on Cincy. I think the Bengals can pass on Miami. A turnover, a kick return, something unexpected will happen to tip a close game. Miami is due for some luck, plainly, but the Dolphins have not proven themselves a good road team lately, or one that wins close games, so I'm playing this one safe with the pick. I don't trust this Dolphin pass defense against a good QB/receiver combo until this secondary gives us reason to. An outright win by Miami would not surprise in the least. But I still wouldn't bet on it. My Pick: Bengals, 27-24.