MIAMI — Unbelievably, in a span of three games, the Bengals appear to have lost their two best defensive players for the season. First, cornerback
"We're still trying to get over that," defensive tackle
"It was hard to see him go down," Thompson said. "Right now we're kind of thin. Next man up. You have to keep it ticking. You've been preparing for it for all your life, now it's my time to step up."
» Bengals kicker
"If I miss, they only have to go 15 yards for a field goal," Nugent said. "As much as I wanted to be out there it was probably the right decision."
» Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said the Bengals picked up the blitz on the edge on the Dolphins winning sack, but left end Cameron Wake cut across right guard
» The Bengals suffered four turnovers for the third game this season. Dalton said cornerback Brent Grimes's 94-yard return for a TD, the second-longest return ever against the Bengals, was due to the ball slipping out of his hand. Wide receiver Mo Sanu dropped a ball for a pick and wide receiver
"That was my fault. I should have came back a little harder to the ball, trying to stay long and then get out of bounds. So I was just trying to shoot him off; I should’ve came back to the ball, that’s my fault,” Green said.
With a career-high 11 catches to go with 128 yards, Green still did what only one Bengal has done before him with his fourth straight 100-yard game. Carl Pickens did it late in the 1994 season.
Dalton also broke Ken Anderson's club record with his fourth straight 300-yard game with 338.
"I figure to put the ball right there and we get another chance to make some plays," Newman said. "Because we played so hard all day. You couldn't have it end like that."