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Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins Pick & Prediction DEC 22TH 2019

The Cincinnati Bengals can clinch the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL draft with a loss to the host Miami Dolphins on Sunday. Cincinnati is two games clear of Miami, Washington and the New York Giants - who play each other Sunday - for the worst record in the league, and Dolphins coach Brian Flores has made it clear that his club won't be lying down.

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"I don't know whose narrative that is," Flores told reporters about tanking. "Like I've said all year, try to win every game. That's kind of my thought process." The Bengals' path to the top pick may be a little easier if running back Joe Mixon - a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday with a calf injury - cannot play or isn't 100 percent. Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been running for his life lately - he leads the team in rushing - while being sacked 30 times in the last eight games. Flores said he will stick with his 37-year-old over Josh Rosen, 22, telling reporters: "I think that is in the best interest of this team. So I think this is, philosophically, I think people are going to feel differently about it."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Pick O/U: 46.5

ABOUT THE BENGALS (1-13): Mixon has rushed for 282 yards in his last two games and is 75 shy of his second straight 1,000-yard season. Andy Dalton sat for three games as Cincinnati took a look at rookie Ryan Finley but Dalton returned three games ago to engineer a 22-6 victory over the New York Jets. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap had six tackles, a sack, forced fumble and pass defended in last week's 34-13 loss to New England, and has five sacks and five PDs in his last four contests.

ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (3-11): Fitzpatrick has thrown 12 touchdown passes against seven interceptions in his last eight games, totaling 279 yards and two TDs in a 36-20 loss at the New York Giants last week. DeVante Parker (eight TD receptions this season), who scored twice last week, has 20 receptions for 294 yards and two TDs in his last two home games, and is 46 yards away from his first 1,000-yard season. Tight end Mike Gesicki is Fitzpatrick's second-most popular target with 41 catches with his first two career TDs coming in the last four weeks.


1. Dalton has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 11 straight games versus the AFC East.

2. Fitzpatrick has rushed for 219 yards and is one of three quarterbacks leading his team in rushing along with Baltimore's Lamar Jackson and Arizona's Kyler Murray.

3. The Bengals have won the last two meetings, including 27-17 last season with Dalton throwing a touchdown pass to Mixon and Cincinnati scoring on a punt return and a fumble return.

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Cincinnati Bengals

Miami Dolphins

Player Position Lineup
Geno Atkins primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jessie Bates III primary: Safety Starter
Andrew Billings primary: Nose Tackle Starter
Tyler Boyd primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Andy Dalton primary: Quarterback Starter
Carlos Dunlap primary: Left Defensive End Starter
Alex Erickson primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Cordy Glenn primary: Left Tackle Starter
Bobby Hart primary: Right Tackle Starter
Trey Hopkins primary: Center Starter
Sam Hubbard primary: Right Defensive End Starter
William Jackson III primary: Cornerback Starter
Joe Mixon primary: Halfback Starter
Billy Price primary: Right Guard Starter
John Ross III primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Josh Tupou primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
C.J. Uzomah primary: Tight End Starter
Nick Vigil primary: Linebacker Starter
Shawn Williams primary: Safety Starter
B.W. Webb primary: Cornerback Starter
Germaine Pratt primary: Linebacker Starter
Michael Jordan primary: Left Guard Starter
Giovani Bernard primary: Halfback Substitution
Randy Bullock primary: Kicker Substitution
Cethan Carter primary: Tight End Substitution
Darqueze Dennard primary: Cornerback Substitution
Tyler Eifert primary: Tight End Substitution
Jordan Evans primary: Linebacker Substitution
Clayton Fejedelem primary: Safety Substitution
Clark Harris primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Trayvon Henderson primary: Safety Substitution
Kevin Huber primary: Punter Substitution
Carl Lawson primary: Defensive End Substitution
Tony McRae primary: Cornerback Substitution
Hardy Nickerson primary: Linebacker Substitution
Darius Phillips primary: Cornerback Substitution
Andrew Brown primary: Defensive End Substitution
Trayveon Williams primary: Halfback Substitution
Stanley Morgan Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
John Jerry primary: Guard Substitution
LaRoy Reynolds primary: Linebacker Substitution
Greg Mabin primary: Cornerback Substitution
Fred Johnson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Freedom Akinmoladun primary: Defensive End Substitution
A.J. Green primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Mason Schreck primary: Tight End Did not play
John Miller primary: Guard Not active
Ryan Finley primary: Quarterback Did not play
Jake Dolegala primary: Quarterback Not active
Damion Willis primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Torry McTyer primary: Cornerback Not active
Brady Sheldon primary: Outside Linebacker Not active
Isaiah Prince primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Player Position Lineup
Jerome Baker primary: Linebacker Starter
Jesse Davis primary: Right Tackle Starter
Mike Gesicki primary: Tight End Starter
Davon Godchaux primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Daniel Kilgore primary: Center Starter
DeVante Parker primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Durham Smythe primary: Tight End Starter
Jamal Perry primary: Cornerback Starter
Eric Rowe primary: Safety Starter
Ryan Fitzpatrick primary: Quarterback Starter
Michael Deiter primary: Left Guard Starter
Shaq Calhoun primary: Right Guard Starter
Patrick Laird primary: Runningback Starter
Nik Needham primary: Cornerback Starter
Allen Hurns primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Trent Harris primary: Linebacker Starter
Julie'n Davenport primary: Left Tackle Starter
Vince Biegel primary: Linebacker Starter
John Jenkins primary: Defensive End Starter
Adrian Colbert primary: Safety Starter
Zach Sieler primary: Defensive End Starter
Calvin Munson primary: Linebacker Starter
Walt Aikens primary: Safety Substitution
Isaiah Ford primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Matt Haack primary: Punter Substitution
Jason Sanders primary: Kicker Substitution
Albert Wilson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Clive Walford primary: Tight End Substitution
Sam Eguavoen primary: Linebacker Substitution
Christian Wilkins primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Andrew Van Ginkel primary: Linebacker Substitution
Myles Gaskin primary: Runningback Substitution
Montre Hartage primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Deon Lacey primary: Linebacker Substitution
Steven Parker primary: Safety Substitution
Taybor Pepper primary: Long Snapper Substitution
De'Lance Turner primary: Runningback Substitution
Trevor Davis primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Mack Hollins primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Evan Brown primary: Center Substitution
Linden Stephens primary: Cornerback Substitution
Adam Pankey primary: Guard Substitution
Nate Brooks primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Jamal Davis II primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tae Hayes primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Charles Harris primary: Defensive End Not active
Chandler Cox primary: Fullback Not active
Josh Rosen primary: Quarterback Did not play
Evan Boehm primary: Center Not active
Avery Moss primary: Defensive End Not active
J'Marcus Webb primary: Offensive Tackle Not active
Taco Charlton primary: Defensive End Not active
Keaton Sutherland primary: Center Not active

Cincinnati Bengals

Miami Dolphins

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 7 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: DeVante Parker
    • Passer: Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Conv Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 1 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Christian Wilkins
    • Passer: Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Conv Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • Period 2
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 57 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Randy Bullock
  • MIN 2
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 31 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Mike Gesicki
    • Passer: Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Conv Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • MIN 10
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 20 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Randy Bullock
  • Period 3
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 34 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Tyler Boyd
    • Passer: Andy Dalton
    • Conv Passer: Andy Dalton
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 13 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Mike Gesicki
    • Passer: Ryan Fitzpatrick
    • Conv Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • Period 4
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 3 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Tyler Boyd
    • Passer: Andy Dalton
    • Conv Receiver: Tyler Eifert
    • Conv Passer: Andy Dalton
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 25 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: Tyler Eifert
    • Passer: Andy Dalton
    • Conv Rusher: Andy Dalton
  • MIN 6
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 8 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: C.J. Uzomah
    • Passer: Andy Dalton
    • Conv Kicker: Randy Bullock
  • MIN 11
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 2 Yards
    • Rusher: Myles Gaskin
    • Conv Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • Period 5
  • MIN 0
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 37 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Jason Sanders
  • Match End


Last 10

W 22% L 78%
2 7
  • @Washington L 9 - 20
  • @Pittsburgh L 10 - 36
  • Tennessee W 20 - 31
  • Cleveland L 37 - 34
  • @Indianapolis L 27 - 31
  • @Baltimore L 3 - 27
  • Jacksonville W 25 - 33
  • @Philadelphia D 23 - 23
  • @Cleveland L 30 - 35
  • L.A. Chargers L 16 - 13
W 60% L 40%
6 4
  • @Denver L 13 - 20
  • L.A. Chargers W 21 - 29
  • @Arizona W 34 - 31
  • L.A. Rams W 17 - 28
  • N.Y. Jets W 0 - 24
  • @San Francisco W 43 - 17
  • Seattle L 31 - 23
  • @Jacksonville W 31 - 13
  • Buffalo L 31 - 28
  • @New England L 11 - 21

Next Games

  • N.Y. Giants(08-22-19) L 25 - 23
  • @Miami(12-22-19) L 35 - 38
  • Dallas(12-09-12) L 20 - 19
  • Pittsburgh(11-24-19) L 16 - 10
  • @Houston(12-24-16) L 10 - 12
  • @N.Y. Jets(12-08-19) L 21 - 22
  • Cincinnati(12-22-19) W 35 - 38
  • Kansas City(09-21-14) L 34 - 15
  • New England(09-15-19) L 43 - 0
  • @Las Vegas(09-28-14) W 38 - 14

Last Meetings

  • Bengals @ Dolphins 35-38
  • Dolphins @ Bengals 17-27
  • Dolphins @ Bengals 7-22
  • Bengals @ Dolphins 20-22
  • Dolphins @ Bengals 17-13
  • Dolphins @ Bengals 22-14
  • Bengals @ Dolphins 38-25

American Football Conference

Buffalo Bills73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Miami Dolphins64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
New England Patriots46 0.4003.00.00.0 3-21-44-0-6
New York Jets010 0.0007.00.00.0 0-50-50-0-10
Pittsburgh Steelers100 01.0000.00.00.0 5-05-010-0-0
Cleveland Browns73 0.7003.00.00.0 5-12-27-0-3
Baltimore Ravens64 0.6004.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Cincinnati Bengals27 1.2227.50.00.0 2-20-52-1-7
Tennessee Titans73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-23-17-0-3
Indianapolis Colts73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-13-27-0-3
Houston Texans37 0.3004.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars19 0.1006.00.00.0 1-40-51-0-9
Kansas City Chiefs91 0.9000.00.00.0 4-15-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders64 0.6003.00.00.0 2-34-16-0-4
Denver Broncos46 0.4005.00.00.0 2-32-34-0-6
Los Angeles Chargers37 0.3006.00.00.0 2-31-43-0-7

National Football Conference

Philadelphia Eagles36 1.3330.00.00.0 2-21-43-1-6
Dallas Cowboys37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Washington Football Team37 0.3000.50.00.0 3-30-43-0-7
New York Giants37 0.3000.50.00.0 2-31-43-0-7
Green Bay Packers73 0.7000.00.00.0 3-14-27-0-3
Chicago Bears55 0.5002.00.00.0 2-33-25-0-5
Detroit Lions46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-33-34-0-6
Minnesota Vikings46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6
New Orleans Saints82 0.8000.00.00.0 5-13-18-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers74 0.6361.50.00.0 3-24-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers47 0.3644.50.00.0 2-42-34-0-6
Atlanta Falcons37 0.3005.00.00.0 1-42-33-0-7
Los Angeles Rams73 0.7000.00.00.0 4-03-37-0-3
Seattle Seahawks73 0.7000.00.00.0 5-02-37-0-3
Arizona Cardinals64 0.6001.00.00.0 3-23-26-0-4
San Francisco 49ers46 0.4003.00.00.0 1-43-24-0-6

Last Injuries

Miami Dolphins

  • Solomon Kindley

    day-to-day | questionable

    Kindley left the last game with a foot injury, and it is unknown if he will play against the Jets in Week 12.

  • Jesse Davis

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Davis has been moved to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list, and there is no indication when he will get back in the lineup.

  • Tua Tagovailoa

    day-to-day | questionable

    Tagovailoa left the previous game due to an ankle injury, and it is unclear if he will suit up Week 12 against the Jets.

  • Kyle Van Noy

    Prob Sun | probable

    Van Noy left the last game with a hip injury, but he is expected to be active against the Broncos on Sunday.

  • Matt Breida

    Prob Sun | probable

    Breida was held out of the previous game with a hamstring injury, but it is likely that he will participate in Sunday's contest against the Broncos.

  • Solomon Kindley

    Prob Sun | probable

    Kindley is dealing with a foot injury, but he is likely to partake in Sunday's showdown against the Broncos.

  • Christian Wilkins

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Wilkins has been sent to the Injured Reserve/COVID-19 list due to contact tracing protocol, and it is uncertain when he will come back.

  • Preston Williams

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Williams has been posted to the injured reserve list due to a foot sprain, and team officials have yet to provide an exact return date.

Cincinnati Bengals

  • Mike Thomas

    day-to-day | questionable

    Thomas sat out the last game with a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will be in the lineup versus the Giants in Week 12.

  • Joe Mixon

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Mixon has been ticketed for the injured reserve list with a foot injury, and it is uncertain when the team will activate him.

  • Joe Burrow

    I-R | I-R

    Burrow has been assigned to the injured reserve list due to a torn ACL and MCL in his left knee.

  • Jonah Williams

    Prob Sun | probable

    Williams has been absent from the lineup during the previous two games with a stinger, but he is projected to line up Sunday versus the Washington Football Team.

  • Xavier Williams

    Prob Sun | probable

    Williams is tending to a back injury, but it is not expected to impede his status against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Bobby Hart

    Prob Sun | probable

    Hart has sat out the last two games with a knee injury, but he is projected to be active against the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Alex Redmond

    Prob Sun | probable

    Redmond is dealing with a biceps injury, but he is likely to face the Washington Football Team on Sunday.

  • Mackensie Alexander

    Prob Sun | probable

    Alexander left the last game with a concussion, but he is projected to pass protocol in time for Sunday's tilt versus the Washington Football Team.

Cincinnati Bengals vs. Miami Dolphins

Jason Sanders kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired in overtime to lead the host Miami Dolphins to a 38-35 win over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon.

Cincinnati forced overtime with a wild, 23-point, fourth-quarter rally that included three touchdowns in the final 6:11 and two in the last 29 seconds. The Bengals also made a pair of two-point conversions after the latter two touchdowns.

Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 419 yards and four touchdowns, including two to tight end Mike Gesicki.

Miami (4-11) also got a big game from wide receiver DeVante Parker, who made five catches for 111 yards and one touchdown. He surpassed 1,000 yards for the first time in his five-year NFL career. In addition, his nine TD grabs this season matches the combined total from his first four years.

With the loss, the Bengals (1-14) clinched the first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. One of Cincinnati's highlights was Randy Bullock's franchise-record 57-yard field goal to end the first half.

Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 396 yards and four touchdowns. He now has 203 career TD passes. Tyler Boyd caught nine passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns for the Bengals.

Miami, which dominated early, led 21-6 at halftime. Rookie first-round pick Christian Wilkins -- a defensive tackle -- caught a 1-yard TD pass for a 7-0 lead.

The Dolphins made it 14-0 on a 7-yard pass to Parker. That touchdown was set up by another trick play, as Patrick Laird took a handoff and flipped the ball back to Fitzpatrick, who tossed a 51-yarder to Parker. It was Miami's longest play of the season.

In the second quarter, Cincinnati got first-and-goal at Miami's 4. But the Dolphins stopped three straight Joe Mixon runs, and the Bengals settled for Bullock's 20-yard field goal.

After a 31-yard TD grab by Gesicki, Bullock made his career-best 57-yarder after missing on his first two tries. Dolphins coach Brian Flores called timeout before the first kick, and the second miss was negated by penalty.

The teams traded TD passes in the third quarter: Gesicki for Miami, and Boyd's fingertip catch for Cincinnati.

Miami went up 35-12 when rookie running back Myles Gaskin got his first NFL touchdown, a 2-yarder with 11:12 left in the fourth.

But Cincinnati forced overtime with TD passes to C.J. Uzomah, Boyd and Tyler Eifert.

The play to Boyd came on fourth down, a 3-yarder with 29 seconds left. Eifert grabbed a two-point conversion pass.

The Bengals then recovered an onside kick for the first time since 2010, which led to a 25-yard TD pass to Eifert with no time left on the clock. Cincinnati still needed a two-point conversion, and Dalton ran to his right to force OT.

--Field Level Media