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Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Have to question the throw from Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill on the interception. With the Bengals dropping to Cover 2 at the snap, Tannehill should see Bengals DB Chris Lewis-Harris as the underneath defender. Lewis-Harris is coached up to drop between the numbers and the hash. Get depth and read the QB. There wasn't an open window in the zone coverage for Tannehill to throw that ball. Bad decision with the Dolphins down 22-7 in the fourth quarter.

Matt Bowen @MattBowen41

Bengals dropped into Cover 2 at the snap on the INT...Tannehill should've read that from the jump.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Ryan Tannehill with the interception equivalent of when you're walking and looking down at your phone and you walk into a tree.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

JJ Watt had surgery on a herniated disc in his back in late July, then another back surgery two months later. Two surgeries in three months.

Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

Texans' Pro Bowl DE J.J. Watt underwent back surgery today and it is expected to be a season-ending procedure, per league source.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals kicker Mike Nugent ties a career high with his fifth field goal of the night, giving Cincinnati a 22-7 lead in the fourth quarter.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins' offense has 152 total yards after three quarters. Bengals receiver A.J. Green has 166 receiving yards.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

Adam Gase has spent much of the second half either taking notes or standing on the sideline with his arms crossed. He is a 38-year-old first-time NFL head coach and he told me he sometimes gets frustrated and impatient. He looks frustrated and impatient right now. If this continues it's fair to wonder if roster/lineup changes are coming.

Paul Kuharsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans tight end Delanie Walker likes to get to the Titans' facility early for work, where his daily routine includes 15 pills in the morning.


Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Bengals WR A.J. Green is up to 166 yards and a TD on 9 receptions in the third quarter. The Bengals have used man-coverage beaters, play action passes to open the middle of the field and the deep ball over the top to target Green. And the Dolphins don't have an answer in coverage with CB Tony Lippett matched up to Green. It's now a 19-7 Bengals lead.

Bob Holtzman ESPN 

A.J. Green dropped a couple of passes last Sunday and spent this week beating himself up. He told me, "I've got to be more focused." So far tonight Green has 9 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown. And there are still 21 minutes to go. Is uncoverable a word? I hope so because that's the best way to describe Green tonight.


For those wondering... A.J. Green's career high is 227 receiving yards. He's got 166 tonight.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Why do the Bengals “have” to take the field goal up nine in the third quarter against an offense that's been asleep all game?

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

One charity the Donald J Trump Foundation did give $ to was the NFL Player Care Foundation. NFL confirms tonight $10K was donated in 2010.

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It was all A.J Green in the first half, as he burned the Dolphins secondary for 123 receiving yards and a touchdown in the first half, helping the Bengals to a 16-7 lead at halftime. The Bengals offense is still showing signs of inconsistency--Green has essentially been the only playmaker so far, but the defense has made some timely plays, including a sack/fumble by Carlos Dunlap. If Green continues to run free, this could turn into a route.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bengals are making it a point to get the ball in the hands of Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green and lead the Dolphins, 16-7, at halftime. Miami doesn't have an answer for Green, who beat both Miami cornerbacks Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett to the tune of eight receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown. The Dolphins scored on the opening drive for the first time this season with a 74-yard touchdown catch by receiver Kenny Stills. Miami finally got off to a fast start and scored its first opening-drive touchdown of the season. However, the Dolphins mostly stalled on offense the rest of the half.