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2-2, 3rd in AFC North
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Bengals end first quarter of season on high note (0:59)
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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

The first quarter of the NFL season is over, and the Bengals ended on a high note with a dominating performance against the Dolphins. Next week -- the possible return of Tyler Eifert

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A.J. Green runs wild in win over Dolphins

A.J. Green caught 10 passes for 173 yards and a touchdown, as the Bengals beat the Dolphins to pull themselves back to .500.

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Give the ball to A.J. Green and you'll find a way to win (0:52)
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Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

It's just four weeks into the season and there's a pattern developing--get the ball to A.J Green early and often, and the Bengals will probably win the game.

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Bengals still searching for identity (0:51)

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Andy Dalton and A.J. Green teamed up for 173 receiving yards in Thursday's win over the Dolphins. According to Elias, they have the second-most yards by a QB/WR duo who were drafted in the same year (both were taken in 2011) by the same team since 1980. Dan Marino/Mark Clayton (1983 draft) accounted for 8,469 yards and Andrew Luck/T.Y. Hilton (2012 draft) accounted for 4,131 yards.

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A.J. Green has his way with the Dolphins (1:13)

Katherine Terrell ESPN Staff Writer 

A.J Green, and an impressive defensive performance, led the Bengals to a 22-7 led against the Dolphins. The Dolphins were helpless to stop Green, and the Bengals kept up good pressure to keep Miami off kilter. Trend of not finishing drives continues though with five field goals.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

QB Ryan Tannehill has to do a better job of managing the pocket, but this Dolphins offensive line was handled tonight by the Bengals front-four pass rush. I expected more RPOs (run-pass options) and three-step routes in the Miami game plan to get the ball out quicker.

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.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Dolphins coach Adam Gase has an excellent track record with a long line of quarterbacks. Ryan Tannehill might be his biggest challenge yet.

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.

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Tannehill finds Stills deep for the TD (0:38)

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

I'm not sure I've ever seen a roughing the punter penalty quite like the one the Dolphins' Terrence Fede just got called for. He didn't hit Bengals punter Kevin Huber while trying to block the kick, as you often see. Instead, Fede just threw Huber to the ground long after the ball was gone. That is the definition of brainlock. I'm shocked the Dolphins put him back into the game, to be honest.

Team Stats

Passing Yards291.07th
Rushing Yards80.827th
Points For19.523rd
Points Against20.512th

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