Dolphins Visit Bengals to Open NFL’s Week Four

On September 29, 2016, in Gambling Headlines, by Bud Thornton

NFLThe Miami Dolphins (1-2) will go for their second victory in a row when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) tonight to open the fourth week of NFL action.

After defeating the Cleveland Browns at Hard Rock Stadium for their first victory of the season the Dolphins will have to travel to Paul Brown Stadium to face a Bengals team that has lost two straight (Pittsburgh Steelers and Denver Broncos) after starting the season with a win over the New York Jets.

For the Dolphins Ryan Tannehill ranks ninth in the NFL with 892 passing yards as Dalton is fifth with 938. Both quarterbacks could have good games as they are facing struggling defenses.

The Bengals defense is allowing 356 yards and 25 points per game, while the Dolphins rank 28 overall allowing 415 yards and 22.3 points per game. Tannehill should take advantage of the Bengals suspect defense to keep his team close as the Dolphins rushing attack is gaining a pedestrian average of 54 yards per game.

Against Cleveland Tannehill proved what he’s capable of against bad passing defenses as he completed 25 of 39 passes for 319 yards and scored three touchdowns. The problem was that he was intercepted three times and allowed the Browns to stay in the game.

While these teams have the same record they definitely can’t be considered to be of the same caliber. While the Bengals have suffered close defeats to the Steelers and Broncos, two teams that should reach the postseason; the Dolphins had too many mistakes against the Seahawks in week one, and were trailing 21-3 in week two against a Patriots team that finished the game with third quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

The odds for the game reflect this as the Bengals are -400 and the Dolphins +300 in the moneyline, Againts the spread the Bengals are -8 -107.

 

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