Dolphins make this lead stand up
CINCINNATI — Safety Reshad Jones picked off Andy Dalton's overthrow at midfield with 1:22 left, preserving a Dolphins victory that ended back-to-back weeks of blown leads that led to OT defeats.
"We had two tough weeks leading up to this one," rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill said. "Guys really talked all week about how we've got to finish."
Defensive end Michael Johnson sacked Tannehill the first time he tried to throw, but the Bengals got to him only once more. Tannehill finished 17-of-26 for 223 yards without an interception and had his best passer rating, 92.3.
The Bengals' Mike Nugent had his first field goal miss of the season, a 42-yarder with three minutes left. Out of timeouts, Cincinnati took over at its 20 and Dalton, under pressure, sailed a pass intended for Andrew Hawkins, giving Jones an easy interception.
Cincinnati settled for two field goals in the first half, when Miami held on a first and goal at the 4.
"The offense didn't play well across the board," Dalton said.